I have strange issue.

I've just installed Supersu.

With regular user (not su ) the sdcard shows all contents as usual,

But on doing su , I see (with "ls") that /sdcard is empty (though it is not) !, on going back to regular user, I see files again....

Any idea what's wrong ?


  • Try toggling mount space separation in Su app settings
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 11:36
  • magnificent, thank you so much. I will write is as a solution
    – ransh
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 11:48
  • yes please, the credit is yours :)
    – ransh
    Commented Dec 29, 2016 at 11:50

1 Answer 1


It is likely due to mount namespace separation being unchecked in SuperSU app settings

For an explanation of what it does and how it could possibly affect storage not being read see Mathew's answer here, also the link referred to therein

Aside, sometimes TiBu also asks you to do the same if SD is not recognised

  • 1
    This is a very non-obvious UX bug, thanks for sharing the fix!
    – develCuy
    Commented May 6, 2018 at 22:15
  • @develCuy:Anytime. Glad it helped
    – beeshyams
    Commented May 11, 2018 at 3:58

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