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Why Does It Take So Long to Open or Save a Show File to My SD Card?


When trying to open or save a show file, it seems like it takes a really long time to complete the action.

Explanation of Issue

There are a couple of possibilities for this issue:

1. The show file in question has a large amount of data in it.

2. The SD card has a number of files (including non-SmartFade files) in the Root Directory

When reading and writing to SD cards, SmartFade creates a list of all of the files and folders in the Root Directory in its internal memory so it knows where to look for existing show files and what space is free to write new show files.


  1. On a computer, move all non-SmartFade files in the Root Directory into a folder.


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