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It seems to store some kind of application data, but how is it different from /data/data directory?

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  • ll /data/user/ total 0 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Jan 3 1970 0 -> /data/data/
    – CS QGB
    Commented May 1, 2023 at 16:19

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/data/user was added in Jelly Bean as part of multi-user support. Each user on the device gets a directory in there named after their user ID, and that directory contains each app's data directory for that user. /data/user/0 is a symlink to /data/data.

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