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Points spontaneously become hidden

Viajero Perdido shared this problem 2 years ago

I've had a hard-to-duplicate problem for several months; my most recent mention was here:

Consistently, but unpredictably, most or all of the points in a folder become hidden. It never happens when I'm "doing something", checking the folder before and after (including after sync); it always seems to happen after some inactivity. SIGNIFICANT: the number of points left visible in a folder, eg 7 / 3000, seems to correspond to the number of points within the screen viewport at the time.

This happens to folders of geocaches that I routinely import on one device and let sync to another, and to my Favorites folder where I frequently edit points and let them sync. I never manually set my Favorites folder to show-none, but do frequently have to set it back to show-all. My sync setting is: show new points: yes.

I have a hunch the screen-viewport observation may help solve this. Thank you.

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Hello Viajero,

I'm sure you will understand that problems that are "hard to duplicate" are usually also "hard to fix".

From your description = so it seems to happens for following conditions

  • geocaches
  • folders where you made import of for example PocketQuery
  • after sync with enabled "Show points"

Right? I may only try this setup few times on my devices to see if this happens to me as well.


Hi Menion.

Not only geocaches. It happens to my Favorites folder, which contains points I've added manually. I do sync that folder, but the problem doesn't seem to happen during a sync, only at unknown times when I'm not paying attention.

I've been a software developer too, so I know that duplicating the problem is the crucial part. I'll keep trying at my end. Thanks.


Hello Viajero,

I was trying to simulate this problem, but no success so far. Because I do use only device + web to see my data (and not two devices like you), I do not have probably similar situations like you.

Is this problem still valid? Should I dig a little deeper? Let me know, thanks.


Hi Menion. I just checked; it's still doing that in 4.5.5 (phone), 4.5.6 (tablet). I have a recipe that's fairly repeatable now, though it might not be 100% repeatable.

1. On both devices, make sure Favorites folder shows all points, eg 823 / 823, in the list.

2. On tablet, tap a Favorite icon on the map. Tap "...", Move To, another folder called Obsolete.

3. Wait a few minutes; let Sync happen.

4. On phone, check Favorites folder in list. It shows 0 / 823. (Or a small number if not 0.)

At this point, it may be de-synchronized from the number of points actually shown on the map.

Hope that helps. Thanks. :)



ah perfect, same issue simulated on my device. It seems to be a little more complicated because it needs a little bigger change. Will be implemented in next version and let me please know, if any similar issue happens. Thanks a lot.

Jiří M. aka Menion


Yes, this seems to be fixed. Thank you!

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