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I used to see all the dbs in File Explorer , now all of a sudden the data folder is empty, What could have happened?

Phone: Motorola Droid X (original). I have been debugging rigorously, the only other thing I did is set up a write to my sdcard from my code and I CAN see that in File Explorer.....

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Can you elaborate on exactly what you did before this happened? – Frxstrem Feb 26 '12 at 14:49
I'm not exactly sure, I didn't change any settings on the physical phone if that's what you mean. – Mike Feb 26 '12 at 18:18
If it were actually empty, the phone wouldn't work. I'd a reboot and clearing the data for your file explorer. – Matthew Read Feb 27 '12 at 13:39
I rebooted phone, & still nothing underneath data folder, hmmmmm.... – Mike Feb 29 '12 at 6:51
did you used to have root and now you don't? if you dont have root, you wont be able to see in that directory. Or maybe the permissions have changed on /data. As @MatthewRead stated, if it was empty, nothing would work. – Ryan Conrad Feb 29 '12 at 15:12

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