Can't import tracks after getting a different phone

Rick Corwin shared this question 6 months ago
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I've been a Locus user since 2014. After breaking my Samsung S7, I had to reload Locus Pro, but can't import either GPX or KML files. The program doesn't even see the files in the folder. Tried to email the file to myself and open on the phone, but doesn't work either.


I have almost 1000 tracks I don't want to lose, and don't want to switch programs....

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Hi Rick,


have you reinstalled Locus Pro as is instructed here?: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:faq:move_to_new_device_sd_card

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Nope, the old phone was damaged, so completely dead, no way to backup anything. As a result, I needed to start with a fresh install. However, all of the files were stored on a SIM card, so they still existed even though the phone died. Since the files were on the SIM card, I I should still be able to see my GPX track files with a new Locus install, but can't see the files in the application. I can see the files through the phone folder application, so I know they are on the phone, just can't see them to import into the new Locus program.

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Hi Rick, you probably mean external SD card, not SIM card? What folder structure do you see on the SD card? Do you have Locus installed in the inner memory now?

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You are correct, SD card, my mistake. Don't know where Locus Pro downloaded when I downloaded from Google Aps, but assume inner memory. I can see folders on the SD card from the Locus application, but not the folder I created to hold the GPX files I need to import.


I also copied and pasted a file in both the GPX and KML formats into an existing folder in the main Locus directory, but Locus still can't see the file.

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OK, I figured this out. Your mention of inner memory got me thinking about looking elsewhere on the phone. I found another instance of Locus with the same folders, so copied my gpx files into the import folder, and locus can now see the files. No idea why, but I am back in action...


Thanks for the help.

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Rick, here are some recommendations regarding distributing your Locus data in the inner and external memories - some data can be stored in the external card, some must remain in the inner memory: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:faq:use_sdcard_on_kitkat#locus_in_internal_and_some_data_in_external_storage_-_recommended