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L. C. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 12:21 PM

How do I know how many resources I have?

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 12:26 PM

DAL,

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 12:35 PM

L. C. Peterson:

How do I know how many resources I have?

Lee:

Go here: https://wiki.logos.com/Installation_and_Indexing_Questions#Where_does_Logos_install_resources.3f 

Your data folder will tell you the size of your library in gigabytes (not the number of resources). That's the key number when deciding how much storage to get.

For the number of resources, pull up your library. Here's a screenshot of my library with the number of resources circled in red.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 2:05 PM

Figure that you want a good chunk more room than your library. Logos can easily use another 30GB or so when indexing your library. You want room for new resources and other files that you create. Buying less than 512GB drive is just not a strategy for a savvy shopper anymore.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 22 2021 8:54 PM

Ok, my Logos library is 61GB of data, the index is 8GB. 

I think many of you may have a larger Library than what I have from 11 years with Logos.

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L. C. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 5:19 AM

I discovered I have about 4,000 resources and the folder shows 1.3 gig space taken. If Mac's are like PCs there would be some files in the main system folder as well.

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John Connell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 6:20 AM

L.C. Peterson I doubt that 1.3 Gigs is correct. I have 3700 resources and Logos takes up 46 Gigs on my Desktop. 

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L. C. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 7:36 AM

Hi John:

Could it be the type of resources? Or perhaps I have hidden folders and you 'unhid' yours? Or is your computer a PC and it's different?

Or maybe I missed a folder to include, like I need to see what is in the system directory (if Mac has one). PC's have such a directory although it might not be called 'system'.

I did not change any defaults for 'saving files' etc. which on a PC would mean I'd have to include the 'non-default' folder in the count.

I'l see what I can figure out.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 8:04 AM

L. C. Peterson:

I discovered I have about 4,000 resources and the folder shows 1.3 gig space taken. If Mac's are like PCs there would be some files in the main system folder as well.

I am guessing that your 1.3 GB is the Logos App in the Applications folder. That's not where your resources are kept. Those are in the User | Library | Application Support | Logos4 | Data folder, as shown:

The Library folder is hidden by default. To see it, go to the Finder, click on Go in the menubar and hold down the option key.

EDIT: rewritten for clarity.

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L. C. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 10:42 AM

No luck finding that file folder. I'm using a newer version, maybe they changed locations.

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Levi Durfey | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 10:56 AM

L. C. Peterson:

No luck finding that file folder. I'm using a newer version, maybe they changed locations.

Have you found the Library | Application Support folder that is in the User folder on your Mac? There are two of them, confusingly. One is in your Root folder and that's the wrong one.

To find the right folder: go to the Finder, click on Go in the menubar and hold down the option key. Then click Library. In the Library, go to the Application Support folder. Then find a Logos folder (usually it is called Logos4, no matter what version of Logos you have)

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 23 2021 12:37 PM

L. C. Peterson:

No luck finding that file folder. I'm using a newer version, maybe they changed locations.

Try going here if you are on a Mac: /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Logos4/Data 

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L. C. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 24 2021 10:17 AM

Bill:

Oddly the only folder I can find like that is under 'guest' user; not anything like it under my username. And apparantly even as administrator I have no access to it.  It's a puzzle to me.

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Frank Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 24 2021 10:32 AM

L. C. Peterson:

Bill:

Oddly the only folder I can find like that is under 'guest' user; not anything like it under my username. And apparantly even as administrator I have no access to it.  It's a puzzle to me.

I have 52g so I would guess for the OP that some number around that would be safe to assume. That's 10% of a 512g HD.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 24 2021 10:55 AM

L. C. Peterson:

Bill:

Oddly the only folder I can find like that is under 'guest' user; not anything like it under my username. And apparantly even as administrator I have no access to it.  It's a puzzle to me.

I can't find the Logos4 folder using Finder, if that is what you are using. I use another file manager (Forklift), which let's me view all folders under Application Support.

Does anyone know if there is a setting in Finder to show all hidden folders?

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Frank Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 24 2021 11:43 AM

Bill Anderson:

L. C. Peterson:

Bill:

Oddly the only folder I can find like that is under 'guest' user; not anything like it under my username. And apparantly even as administrator I have no access to it.  It's a puzzle to me.

I can't find the Logos4 folder using Finder, if that is what you are using. I use another file manager (Forklift), which let's me view all folders under Application Support.

Does anyone know if there is a setting in Finder to show all hidden folders?

Under the finder, hit "go" from the menu bar, hold down the option key. The directory 'Library' will show -- click on it.

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L. C. Peterson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 24 2021 12:02 PM

Thank you, everyone.

I finally found where to do the 'go' command in the right place and it worked. I'd been trying the wrong location.

Have a Great Christmas.

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 24 2021 5:28 PM

Bill Anderson:

Does anyone know if there is a setting in Finder to show all hidden folders?

Frank Jones:

Under the finder, hit "go" from the menu bar, hold down the option key. The directory 'Library' will show -- click on it.

Frank,

That was an extremely helpful tip, thanks!

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