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Allows customizing Locus Map default working directories.
The app is forced to have the main directory in its private folder in /Android/data/ system directory. Either in the internal storage or on the external SD card.
By default, Locus main directory is stored in the root of your device's internal storage. You can move it also to the private directory both in the inner storage or on external SD card:
If you want only to select a different location for the main app directory - without data transfer - tap menu next to the selected option and then tap select:
Some sub-directories can be placed out of the default main directory.
1) in the app private folders (either in internal storage or external SD card):
2) anywhere in the device storage:
Available only with Premium Gold
Tracks, routes and points can be synchronized across many devices through our cloud sync service. This is done automatically always after any change made to the database - when a track is recorded, route planned, a point imported… The sync unifies the database content with all other devices running the same Google account.
After the first sync, the automatic synchronization is turned on by default. If any change happens to your database (track is recorded or imported, a route is planned, points are imported…), it is immediately synced with the cloud.
Automatic sync can be turned off in the settings.
How does sync work?
The synchronization algorithm is based on modification time. The last modification wins. During each synchronization, the data from your mobile phone and data in the cloud are compared. Based on modification time, it is decided what action will be done (none, upload, download, delete locally, delete on the server, …). It doesn't matter how many devices you have. The synchronization mechanism is still the same.
But you should be careful about one situation - during a sync process on multiple devices also DELETINGS are synchronized. That means when you delete some data on one device, the same data will be deleted on all other synced devices.
When there is any problem with syncing you can get information about the last sync action in the topbar menu:
Also available in the topbar menu.
Locus Map is synchronized with cloud storage. Its contents can be viewed in the web library and edited in the web planner at web.locusmap.app
We strongly recommend backing up your Locus data - settings, points, and tracks. This tool enables the definition of periodic automatic backups and triggers one-time backups.
… saves settings, points and tracks periodically to Locus/backup/auto directory and optionally to Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive. How to set it up:
Automatically and regularly saves Locus settings, points, and tracks to your selected directory at Dropbox, One Drive, or Google Drive.
Saves a single backup file with Locus data to Locus/backup/ directory (it can be changed in settings > miscellaneous > default directories). The file name is by default its time stamp but it can be changed.
After the backup file is created you can share it - send it to Dropbox, email it, share it on social networks, etc. Just tap in the confirmation box:
Relevant only for Android 11+ devices only.
It searches the device storage for the app's main directory provided it is not placed in the current location. Used in case the user cancels the data transfer after an update on Locus Map version 4.5.x. and newer.
It moves all data of the app out of its main directory to a selected part of the storage. Used above all when reinstalling the app with the main storage in the private directory, which is usually removed by the uninstall.
Triggers the process of transferring data from the sister app's main directory to the current main directory.
Deletes temporary storage folders:
Warning: after performing this procedure all icons will have to be re-uploaded and new map initialization files will have to be created