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Hi,

 

As a long time user of Launchbox for PC, I was eager to give the android version a go. I installed the app and immediately told my Xepreia Tab to move the install to the external SD card, however when I import platforms to the app the image data etc appears to be filling up the internal storage. I've now got to the point where the internal storage is now full, which is resulting in the app crashing when I try to import (as I assume there's no space to do so).

 

When I check the apps storage details under system settings it claims to only be using 84mb on device, and 4.46gb on SD card. However Ex File manager suggests the images folder under /storage/emulated/0/android/data/com.unbrokensfotware.launchbox/files/launchbox/data is over 4gb in size.

 

Is there any way to recitify this or move it to external storage?

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Hi slightly, currently, it will only switch to the SD card storage if you actually move a platform's data over to the SD card storage. So if you move the folder before you import anything, it unfortunately won't work to move everything over. So if you move everything over now, it should work fine. I do have plans to simplify this in the future.

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Ok, so that has kinda worked.

 

I now have lots of space on my internal storage, but the images that had been imported aren't showing up on any of the platforms. Do I need to refresh them somehow?

 

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6 minutes ago, slightly76 said:

Ok, so that has kinda worked.

 

I now have lots of space on my internal storage, but the images that had been imported aren't showing up on any of the platforms. Do I need to refresh them somehow?

Hmm, ugh, I didn't think of that. I think the image paths are hardcoded in the XML. Unfortunately the best course of action for the moment is probably to just delete the platform and re-import. When you re-import, it shouldn't re-download any images; I think it should pick up the images that are already there.

Make sure you don't delete *all* the platforms at once though, or it will revert back to the internal storage.

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This is an issue that was driving me nuts until I found this thread (Or maybe it was another thread similar to this). Using Nvidia Shield TV with its puny 16gb of internal storage and was barely getting anywhere before it was filling up with images. Mounting doesn't help much either as you're very restricted with management of a mounted drive. But deleting that folder did the trick. Only issue is I had to do so a few times as it kept getting recreated. But eventually it took.

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On 12/22/2019 at 6:35 AM, Wickerman1972 said:

This is an issue that was driving me nuts until I found this thread (Or maybe it was another thread similar to this). Using Nvidia Shield TV with its puny 16gb of internal storage and was barely getting anywhere before it was filling up with images. Mounting doesn't help much either as you're very restricted with management of a mounted drive. But deleting that folder did the trick. Only issue is I had to do so a few times as it kept getting recreated. But eventually it took.

If you're having trouble, make sure the app is completely closed, and make sure you've successfully imported a platform before moving the folder. That should make it stick.

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