Problem exporting profiles

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  • #7400
    Kiel
    Participant

    I wanted to copy profiles I created from one device to another and encountered problem: I Click “Export”, app asks me if I want to save to storage/emulated/0/drive_c/.MagicBox/Exports/profilname.mgc. I click OK and… nothing?

    When I try to open folder on android using X-plore file manager I am unable to do it. Can’t access drive_c folder, description claims that “folder contains hidden files”. If I plug device to PC and try to access folder from PC it’s empty. Exactly same happens on both my devices: Mi Pad 4 and Galaxy Note 9.

    Am I missing something obvious or export is broken?!

    EDIT:
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    OK, I fixed it, but why this files are hidden?!

    #7403
    Al exAl ex
    Keymaster

    I think I know what you mean. This happens when you install Magic Dosbox to the “public” location, it stores all its data in /.MagicBox, which is indeed a hidden folder. You can access it with proper file manager apps, but the internal Android file picker can’t do this.
    Should work alright if you install to the private location (Android/data/), but personally, I don’t do that for fear of deleting all my games on accident.

    So it’s not really broken, but kinda irritating. I’ll pass it on. 👍

    #7404
    adminadmin
    Keymaster

    The folder “.MagicBox” is with dot what means, in linux meaning, hidden folder, and because android is created from linux then system understand it. And is hidden because it protects against malicious cleaner applications, which mostly leave folders with dot untouched. People installed master cleaner or similar apps which deleted “unused files and folders”, include game profiles.

    If you connect your device to pc then is probably connected through MTP protocol. Android has this protocol buggy many years and does not fix it. For example if you connect phone to windows system then windows should rescan your phone and build files and folders structure, but it does bot work correctly and result is that some files are not shown. There is small trick which can help, if is your device connected to pc, then on your phone open file manager and find file which you need copy. In file manager press cut and paste it to another folder like Pictures, now you should see that file in windows.

    If your file manager filters folders and files with dot then maybe it can be turned off in options. Or install total commander from market, or es file explorer

    But you still can press “share” during export and pick file manager to save

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