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en:help:v2:settings:storage [2016/05/09 12:52]
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en:help:v2:settings:storage [2020/09/07 10:14] (current)
alpinequest [Where does the application store its data?]
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 This folder is automatically chosen during the first application start, and is usually located on the external SD card (if available) for devices running Android lower than 4.4, or on the device memory for Android 4.4 and after (SD card storage behavior has considerably changed since then). This folder is automatically chosen during the first application start, and is usually located on the external SD card (if available) for devices running Android lower than 4.4, or on the device memory for Android 4.4 and after (SD card storage behavior has considerably changed since then).
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 +Inside the application folder, you'll find the following sub-folders:​
 +  * ''​**/​datastore/​**'',​ where the application stores downloaded data like [[en:​help:​v2:​maps#​on-demand_maps|on-demand maps]], [[en:​help:​v2:​elevations#​digital_elevation_model_dem|elevations]],​ etc;
 +  * ''​**/​icons/​**'',​ where you can store your [[en:​help:​v2:​landmarks:​custom-icons|custom icons]];
 +  * ''​**/​landmarks/​**'',​ where the application stores (by default) the landmarks you create (waypoints, routes, tracks, areas);
 +  * ''​**/​logs/​**'',​ where the application store its technical logs;
 +  * ''​**/​maps/​**'',​ where you can store your [[en:​help:​v2:​maps#​file-based_maps|file-based maps]];
 +  * ''​**/​pictures/​**'',​ where the application stores pictures associated with picture waypoints (on some devices these pictures are saved in the device common media folder);
  
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 ==== Storage on the external SD card troubleshooting ==== ==== Storage on the external SD card troubleshooting ====
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-In Android 4.4, the memory management has been modified:+In Android 4.4 and above, the memory management has been modified:
   * The device internal memory is called "//​Primary external memory//"​. This is the main storage memory, used by default by the application. This memory is usually quite large (up to hundred of GB);   * The device internal memory is called "//​Primary external memory//"​. This is the main storage memory, used by default by the application. This memory is usually quite large (up to hundred of GB);
   * The SD card external memory (available on some devices only) is called "//​Secondary external memory//"​. This space is not freely editable by applications anymore, only a specific folder per application can be used, that's why you may only have one location available on the external SD card.   * The SD card external memory (available on some devices only) is called "//​Secondary external memory//"​. This space is not freely editable by applications anymore, only a specific folder per application can be used, that's why you may only have one location available on the external SD card.
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 In Android 6.0 and above, you can now grant the application the right to write on the external SD card from the Android settings ("​Applications"​ section). In Android 6.0 and above, you can now grant the application the right to write on the external SD card from the Android settings ("​Applications"​ section).
  
-If no choice ​at all is available on the external SD card:+If no storage location choices ​at all are available on the external SD card:
   * Be sure that your device is not currently plugged to a computer using an USB cable;   * Be sure that your device is not currently plugged to a computer using an USB cable;
   * Be sure that the SD card is not currently being checked for errors (usually happens after starting the device or removing the USB cable);   * Be sure that the SD card is not currently being checked for errors (usually happens after starting the device or removing the USB cable);
-  * If you have Android 6.0 or above, you must grant the application to write on the external memory from the Android settings ("​Applications"​ section);+  * If you have Android 6.0 or above, you must grant the application to write on the external memory from the Android settings ("​Applications"​ section), [[http://​www.howtogeek.com/​230683/​how-to-manage-app-permissions-on-android-6.0/​|see more details here]];
   * Try to restart the device;   * Try to restart the device;
   * Try to un-install and re-install the application (be careful if you have stored data you want to keep);   * Try to un-install and re-install the application (be careful if you have stored data you want to keep);
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 ==== Re-using data stored before Android upgrade ==== ==== Re-using data stored before Android upgrade ====
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