okay straight to the topic. I use Anki on Mac Mini Late 2012. I was using the version 2.15 until today and i had a problem exporting files. The thing is whenever I start the export it just keeps saying "processing and the export keeps increasing in size non-stop until the drive if full. (Screenshot attached). so the export never gets complete. all my decks only take up 16MBs according to my backup in AnkiWeb. but here in the screenshot the export says 17 GB and it would have kept getting larger if i had not force quited the application
today i updated the Anki software to the 2.2 version and this problem still persists.
other pointers/ pieces of info that i think will come in handy
The Anki folder is labeled as Anki2 so i guess my old Anki installation has not been deleted.(see last screenshot)
This is my first time using a mac so installing software from the web was not intuitive as in windows so i think i messed up the first installation (the 2.15 version) somewhere…but the software worked so I went with it. for the 2.29 version though i feel like I installed it cleanly i.e when the dialog box with the Anki icon and the applications folder icon popped up i dragged the Anki icon and added it to applications.
I’m not able to reproduce this problem here, so I’m not sure what might be causing it. Does it happen when you turn off exporting of media? If so, perhaps it’s worth going through your media folder to see if something shouldn’t be there like a link to another folder. If problems persist, perhaps a different export location will make a difference?
once I removed the .colpkg folder in the media folder the whole problem to fixed!!!. it’s almost as if we removed a tumor from the inside of the Anki system… albeit it was a tumor that I had created by accident when I backed up my collection into the media folder.