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Elijah Wendel
Elijah Wendel
2,590 Points

Drawable folder empty

I am stuck at a point in the weather app course where I need to copy some weather icons to the drawables folder, and I am having some difficulties. For some reason, before I copied anything into the drawables folder it was empty and had no sub-folder. Then when I copied the weather icons into the folder, it still didn't appear. I restarted android-studio just in case it needed a refreshment and tried the synchronizing button to see if it would do anything. In the windows explorer it says the four folders are there, but nothing appears in the android-studio. Could somebody help me with this problem?

1 Answer

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

If you're using the Explorer/Finder on your operating system to copy the folders, be sure not to nest them inside the "drawable" folder.

You put those individual "drawable-xxx" folders for your images right in the res directory. The "Android" view for your project will perform some magic to put them all inside a single drawable folder in the tree.