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(@z3rog33k)
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I don't want to be 'that guy', but I'm not sure where to turn next.  I have built my pspi 6, and downloaded the Retropie file from you.  Using RPi imager, I installed the .gz file to a 64GB SD and inserteted it into my Pi Zero 2w.  The Retropie menu shows up and all the buttons work as expected.  The only "folder" on the screen is the RetroPie config.  I shut down the PSPi and open the SD on my laptop to add ROMs to their folders, but there are no folders.  Additionally, the SD isn't expanding past the couple hundred MB.  
I have re-imaged with Pi zero 2w and Pi3 as the pi devise - no change.  I have let it sit for a good 30min with a new image - no change.  
I feel like I'm missing a crucial step that is different from "just a standard Retropie setup" as I've never had this issue before.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Despite the setback, I want to thank you for a beautiful execution for this setup.  The system looks amazing and the use of all the original buttons is wonderful!  


   
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(@othermod)
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This is just a misunderstanding with how the stock RetroPie image works. The stock image has two partitions. The first is the boot partition and doesn't hold any of the ROM folders. It is viewable in Windows. The second partition is larger and is not viewable in Windows without special software.

 

ROMs are copied using a USB flash drive or over the network.

https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Transferring-Roms/


   
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(@z3rog33k)
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UGH - I KNEW it was going to be something simple.  I've always been able to see the folders before.  Thanks for the quick reply!  I'll give this a try as soon as I can break away from work long enough and report back
In the mean time, if it matters, should I be telling the Imager that I'm using a zero 2w or a pi3?  As this is a 32-bit image I suspect it matters?


   
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(@othermod)
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I think some of the custom RetroPie images have a different partition setup. I try to keep things as stock as possible though, so I can just forward people to the RetroPie webpage when there are questions.

 

It shouldn't matter what model you select on RPI Imager. I think it only matters when you're using images hosted by them.


   
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(@z3rog33k)
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Thank you for everything. I'm up and running and everything appears to be working great!  


   
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