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I was cleaning up my files using the PC and I accidentally removed storage/emulated/0 file completely.

I can no longer access images, music or files in general.

Is there anything I can do at this point?

Android 4.4.2, original, untouched.

The phone is a Nexus 5.

Using ES File Explorer going to storage/emulated/0 (the 0 here is a folder) shows me and Android folder. This is where my data was. The 0 I removed didn't look like a folder on Windows, it looked like a file with no extension.

  • I'm not sure, but I think it is a symlink (I'm on 4.1, so I can't verify). Maybe try ln -s /sdcard /storage/emulated/0? – Matthieu Harlé Jan 19 '14 at 16:06
  • 0 was a file, not a folder and it didn't look like an alias either. /sdcard only contains one folder: Android. Nothing else... – Francisc Jan 19 '14 at 16:11
  • I'd expect /storage/emulated/0 to be the actual directory containing the whole of the fake "SD card", not a symlink or a file. – Dan Hulme Jan 19 '14 at 17:24
  • Ah, that's bad news. It didn't look like a folder. And it was inside /sdcard. Would you say there's anything that can be done about that? – Francisc Jan 19 '14 at 17:26
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    If it's a mountpoint (what I guess it is), simply re-creating the directory and then re-booting the device should fix it. If it was a symlink, re-creating the symlink should do. But you must be sure to chose the right action; i.e. if it was a symlink, and you create a directory, it won't work out. Maybe you edit your question and add the device you're using, so someone else with a similar configuration can check? – Izzy Jan 19 '14 at 17:46

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