Rom path?



  • I have my roms on an external hard drive. Is there a way to change the rom path so that way it points to the external hard drive?





  • i have the same needs: i already own a huge collection of roms on my external HD, and i want to use it with recalbox. The point is that i DO NOT WANT to move my entire collection in the folder "recalbox/share/roms" ! is there a way to point to the ROM folder i already have? Thanks


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    Please read wiki Use-an-external-usb-storage-device-on-recalbox-(EN) https://github.com/recalbox/recalbox-os/wiki/Use-an-external-usb-storage-device-on-recalbox-(EN) require recalbox 4.0.0



  • Trust me, I read again and again wiki and manual and I'm sure that there isn't what I'm looking for. wiki says: <ul style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-left: 2em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, 'Segoe UI', Arial, freesans, sans-serif, 'Apple Color Emoji', 'Segoe UI Emoji', 'Segoe UI Symbol'; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;"> <li style="box-sizing: border-box;"> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 16px; margin-bottom: 16px;">During this reboot, recalboxOS will create on your USB device, a new folder called <code style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Consolas, 'Liberation Mono', Menlo, Courier, monospace; font-size: 14px; padding: 0.2em 0px; margin: 0px; background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0392157); border-top-left-radius: 3px; border-top-right-radius: 3px; border-bottom-right-radius: 3px; border-bottom-left-radius: 3px;">recalbox which will contain the <code style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: Consolas, 'Liberation Mono', Menlo, Courier, monospace; font-size: 14px; padding: 0.2em 0px; margin: 0px; background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.0392157); border-top-left-radius: 3px; border-top-right-radius: 3px; border-bottom-right-radius: 3px; border-bottom-left-radius: 3px;">/share partition of your recalbox.</p> it's not what I asked for. in the forum there are plenty of other users that asked for this but no one answered clearly, the only answer is always "read the wiki". i repeat my question: there is a way to redirect the roms folder to the one I already have, without moving it to "recalbox/share" ? thanks



  • Hi, I think I understand what you want. First, configure recalbox to use your external hard drive, it will create folder tree that you need. Then, you should try to use symbolic link. For example, your nes roms path is /my_roms/nes/, we will put a symbolic link to /share_init/roms (I haven' recalbox tree directory near to me so it's maybe wrong). Rename original nes directory to nes_old, then create your link: ln -s /my_roms/nes/ /share_init/roms/nes Now reboot and check if recalbox see your roms!



  • Symbolic Link !!!! that's the solution :) I'm not an expert so i didn't think about this, but it could works. Tonight i will try and i let you know. Thank you very much. I think that for the next release someone should add the feature for changing the path of the resources...


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