folder management issue

lneam shared this problem 2 months ago
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Hi,

last period, i start using the option for new locations of map folders. When i visit into the settings this menu, i choose the new location, but the next mesage is copy the data from old location to the new. This is the first problem for me. Why to copy all the data ? Why the app don't let the old data at the old folder and start use the new data at the new folder ? Just like the oruxmap can do. If i don't press to copy the old data folder, the locus app reject to use the new folder.

The next problem is that the locus app start to "copy" the data and not to "move" them. With this very bad philosophy, the user can wait very very very long time

thanks

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Hello,

please, can you describe your procedure step by step to me?

The app needs to know where the data are, so if you change the folder, all must be moved. Multiple folders with the same content could be problematic and therefore aren't supported.


Zdenek, Locus team

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Hi,

i don't know very well english, but i believe that you do. If you ask me to describe "step - step" what i am doing, how you answer to my problem ? Where have you found into my message the 1. Multiple folders and 2. Multiple folders with the same content ?

i am talking about " a new working folder" when the app run. If into the future i need to re-use my old map folder, i will choose this from inside the locus menu and after a restart, the app will accept my choose. I need to keep my old data for personal reasons. It will be nice if the locus app could do this like oruxmaps or here wego can do.

There is no answer to my question - why there is no "move" data when we select a new folder into the same storage, but only "copy" data from the app. This is a huge of waste time for the users.


thanks

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Hello,

by "the same content" I mean "maps" and "maps" not "exact copy"...

Anyway, Locus can't do what you want. In Android 11 phones without an SD, folders can't be moved at all.

If you tell me your exact procedure I can help you better. There is no "copy" when I try to change the "maps" folder. This is why I ask you to tell me step by step what are you trying to do. Best with the screenshots of what you see. If you are changing the directory, the Locus only asks you if "Are you sure" and after "yes" automatically moves all data.

Thank you for the clarification.


Zdenek, Locus team

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i have describe step by step, what i did. I don't know any other words.

i have say twice, that apps like orxumaps and here wego, can start use new folders without to move the data from old folders. Just so simple. Especially, the oruxmaps doesn't need restart the app. So, as many times i need, i can use other folders with different data.

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Hello.

For example, I need to know the exact sequence of your actions and where you have clicked.

Ideally, I need it in enough detail to be able to reproduce it without thinking.

I also asked you for the screenshots.

I really don't know what are you trying to do, because the screen you have described (with "copy" data) isn't in the settings you should use.

BTW: I also said twice, that switching folders isn't possible in Locus (without data transfer). If you want, you can add it as an IDEA and if there will be enough votes, our developers consider the implementation.

I really want to help if it is possible, but we are going in circles.


Zdenek, Locus team

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you have allready help me "switching folders isn't possible in Locus"

thanks for your knowledge

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