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Storage location

Aniyomi manages several things within a selected storage location, including automatic backups, chapter downloads, and the Local source.

The following illustrates the folder structure:


    Folder[your selected storage location]
  • Folderautobackup
    • Filexyz.jmir.tachiyomi.mi_yyyy-mm-dd_hh-mm.tachibk
    • File...
  • Folderdownloads
    • FolderSource name (LANG)
      • FolderAnime title
        • FolderEpisode_1
          • VideoEpisode_1.mp4
          • Video...
        FolderSeries title
        • Compressed FileChapter01.cbz
        • Compressed File...
  • Folderlocalanime
    • FolderAnime title
      • VideoEpisode_1.mp4
      • Video...
    • FolderOther anime title
      • VideoEpisode_1.mp4
  • Folderlocal
    • FolderSeries title
      • Compressed FileChapter01.cbz
      • Compressed File...
    • FolderOther series title
      • Compressed FileChapter01.cbz
  • Folderfonts
    • Font FileFont.ttf
    • Font File...

Backup file name prefixes are unique for the app to avoid potential collisions between forks.

Migrating from v0.14.x or earlier

If you were using the default locations before, then simply select the existing Aniyomi folder.


If you have an existing downloads folder, you should be selecting its parent folder (if applicable; avoid choosing the root of your storage) or you should move your downloads to a new location.

Note the illustrated example above where downloads is a folder within the location being set, and the individual source folders are within that downloads folder.

If you need to change your storage location or have moved files around from outside the app, you may need to force the app to recheck for the files by going to More -> Settings -> Advanced then Invalidate downloads index.

Scoped Storage

Since Android 11, most apps are enforced to use Scoped Storage for better security for users so that apps cannot read everything on the device.

Scoped Storage's introduction affects various storage-related functions in Aniyomi. These functions may become slower due to Scoped Storage's inherent latency, as discussed in detail here.

This can impact tasks like deleting chapters, library loading times, accessing local files like downloads or the local source, and more. As always, using internal storage is recommended over SD cards if latency is of concern.