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Hello,

I exported my Launchbox package for Android to a removable hard drive, and then connected that drive to my Nvidia Shield.  The drive is listed under "removable storage" rather than "device storage" on the Shield.  Launchbox for Android can't seem to navigate to the file.

Is there any way to point Launchbox at the package sitting on the removable storage?

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19 hours ago, electrobrain said:

Hello,

I exported my Launchbox package for Android to a removable hard drive, and then connected that drive to my Nvidia Shield.  The drive is listed under "removable storage" rather than "device storage" on the Shield.  Launchbox for Android can't seem to navigate to the file.

Is there any way to point Launchbox at the package sitting on the removable storage?

Hi electro, I've done the same thing on my Shield with a "removable storage" drive and LaunchBox is finding everything correctly, so I know it does work to do that. It could be because you already have data on your internal storage though, so LaunchBox is just using that folder instead. Try deleting your LaunchBox folder from your internal storage.

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Ok I figured it out.  First of all, I had exported the package to a newly formatted drive, before I ever connected the drive to the Shield.

Then, I exported the package in a root directory on the drive I had called "Launchbox".  If you put the files in this kind of file structure, they won't be recognized.

What I did is I moved them to a new folder "Android" on the external drive and used the following path:

Android>data>com.unbrokensoftware.launchbox>files>LaunchBox

Now, everything is recognized fine.

Thanks for the help!

P.S. Your tip helped me figure it out.  I looked at the internal drive and saw the file structure where the Launchbox folder had been placed.  Then I saw the Shield had created a similar file structure on the external drive (Android>data> etc...) and figured that must be where the files had to go.

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34 minutes ago, electrobrain said:

Ok I figured it out.  First of all, I had exported the package to a newly formatted drive, before I ever connected the drive to the Shield.

Then, I exported the package in a root directory on the drive I had called "Launchbox".  If you put the files in this kind of file structure, they won't be recognized.

What I did is I moved them to a new folder "Android" on the external drive and used the following path:

Android>data>com.unbrokensoftware.launchbox>files>LaunchBox

Now, everything is recognized fine.

Thanks for the help!

P.S. Your tip helped me figure it out.  I looked at the internal drive and saw the file structure where the Launchbox folder had been placed.  Then I saw the Shield had created a similar file structure on the external drive (Android>data> etc...) and figured that must be where the files had to go.

Gotcha. Glad you're sorted. Yes, the exact path there to the LaunchBox folder is important, which is why the exporter creates those folders for you inside the folder you choose to place the package in.

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Just a little FYI, I find it incredibly annoying that we have to use such a deep folder for all the data like that. Originally I was just using a LaunchBox folder in the root. But unfortunately, Android does a terrible job of managing data permissions, and some devices were refusing to allow the app to access files on SD cards unless we put them in the default app data folder.

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Hi,
Would you be able to bullet point a simple process for me here?

I have, as I suspect many here do, have my games all on a network drive. What I really want to ensure is that I avoid duplication as there are a lot of games!

I would simply like to have my PC and Shield pointing to the same files and I'm a bit confused as to the easiest way to do this.

TIA for any help.

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As of now network storage is not supported so you can't do what you are trying to do at this point.

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5 hours ago, martinconroy said:

Hi,
Would you be able to bullet point a simple process for me here?

I have, as I suspect many here do, have my games all on a network drive. What I really want to ensure is that I avoid duplication as there are a lot of games!

I would simply like to have my PC and Shield pointing to the same files and I'm a bit confused as to the easiest way to do this.

TIA for any help.

My understanding is that it is possible if you have a Shield device, but it's probably not very flexible. The Shield allows you to mount a network share as storage for your device. I don't have a walkthrough because honestly I've never done it myself. One restriction is the the folder path will still have to match the correct one exactly in the network storage.

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