Problems when try to copy or extract a game that has subfolders to roms, subfolders are created, but are empty.
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I'm new to Recalbox, but this problem is reproducing too much.
I have a 512GB sd card and another 32 GB. Normally in the 512GB, I copy my roms to the Recalbox Share partition, the rom folder. And some games have a subfolder in it, or when I try to copya theme folder. The main files are copied, but all the subfolders are created but without the files, they are empty.
To overcome this I have to open the subfolder, and copy the correcty files directly to that subfolder, otherwise the files are not persisted.
I faced this problem first when I tried to copy all my files from 32 GB sd card, to the new 512 GB.
The only difference I found was that the 32GB sd has all the partitions formated to FAT32, and in the new 512GB, the share partition is formated to extFAT. It's already documented that it's correctly for sd card with big space allocated.
Does anyone faced this problem? Is it a bug? How can I resolve it?
I using Windows 10, and my HardDisk are in NTSF
Note: files copied or extracted to share/roms/<system>/ are fine, the problem is a subfolders after <system> like share/roms/<system>/hacks/englishtranslated for example. hacks and englishtranslated are created, but there's no file into hacks or into englishtranslated, there's only files into <system>.
It's a mess when I'm presented to this...
@maioni What is your hardware?
What's your version of Recalbox (say the version, don't say "the last one")?
Did you build your Recalbox yourself, or download a ready-made image from the internet, or did you buy everything ready?
How are you trying to transfer to the SD card? Using an adapter? Over the network via SSH? Are you sure the problem is not with the adapter or your network?
Are you sure that the problem is not your 512 GB SD card?
SD cards must be quality and class 10, or you will face several problems ...
I must inform you that the Recommended is to use Recalbox on a small SD card (8gb for example), and to use a pendrive or external HD to store the ROMS and other things.
Maybe it will help you:
maioni last edited by
@Zing the sd card isnt a original one, but I have no problems, it's a 512GB maybe, and I already stored 100GB on it.
I instaled the Recalbox 7.1.1 myself using the raspberry pi imager.
I have a RPi 4 B Model.
And I don't have this problem with my 32GB sd original card.
- 512GB is extFAT not a class 10
- 32GB is FAT32 is a class 10
To transfer files, I connect the micro SD to a adaptor and plugin in into my widnows 10 PC, e copiar or extract my files directly to the system rom directory, the problem is, subfolder files are not copied.
I don't want a small sdcard, I prefer to buy a 512 ou 1TB and use it on raspberry, I want it portable.
- Your problem is not Recalbox: you face this problem by copying files via an adapter in Windows 10.
- Your problem is not Windows 10: on the 32GB SD card there is no such problem.
- No other users have reported this type of problem, so it's not a bug.
Everything indicates that the problem is your SD card, although you say that "there is no problem it is not original and it is not class 10", this type of problem is totally related: in your original 32GB SD card and class 10, you don't face any problem.
The correct thing is to change your SD card for an original and class 10.
If despite knowing that the problem must be with the SD card, if you still want to insist, what can I recommend:
Format the SD card and reinstall the system.