App2usb not freeing up space on internal hdd

Discussion in 'PS4 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by oldJonnyP, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. oldJonnyP
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    oldJonnyP Newbie

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    I have tried numerous times to get app2usb to move the games from my 5.05 ps4 to a 2tb external hdd.

    It copies the files over rather than move them, I am not saving any disk space. They have definitely copied over as I can see them and if I pull out the usb drive the game fails to load.

    The pkg files on the internal hard drive remain and are called app.pkg, if I delete them using ftp, then the game fails.

    Any ideas why they are not moving properly.

    My external hdd is 2tb, with a single partition and formatted to exfat


    Thanks
     
  2. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Guru

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    They aren’t just “copied” over, they’re symlinked.

    The PS4 needs them internally to run with apptousb, UNLESS you use HEN 1.7 and extended storage instead.

    What you describe is apptousb working properly.

    Edit: check this https://gbatemp.net/threads/aio-ps4-exploit-guide.497858/page-96#post-8016248
     
    Last edited by KiiWii, Sep 3, 2018
  3. oldJonnyP
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    oldJonnyP Newbie

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    So if I convert the drive to extended storage will I require another drive to install more games? I don’t think that you can install from extended storage?
     
  4. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Guru

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    Correct, you will need another drive or use demon downloader method.
     
    Last edited by KiiWii, Sep 3, 2018
  5. Hayato213

    Hayato213 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well in the system setting if he is using App2usb it shows the total size of space that is used between the two HDD, but it doesn't add the free space up together, you can check again without the App2usb HDD connected after a reboot.
     
  6. DariusEvans

    DariusEvans Newbie

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    demon downloader method ???
     
  7. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Guru

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    Check the guide ;)

    Inbetween the keystone injection and upgrading the HDD sections.
     
  8. brollikk

    brollikk GBAtemp Regular

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    i can guarantee you that you are saving the internal space. Try slowly installing games, then run app2usb. keep doing it until you have more than whatever your internal hard drive can support. I have a 4TB external hard drive nearly full - and my internal is 1tb - only possible because app2usb is working as intended.
     
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