I have read https://www.monero.how/tutorial-how-to-speed-up-initial-blockchain-sync and downloaded the 27.2 gb raw file.

I had the monero gui installed and specified the directory for the blockchain to: E:\monero I have followed all steps from monero.how website but I have a 38.5gb folder in C:\ProgramData\bitmonero\lmdb and only 900mb in E:\Monero

When I re-launch the Monero gui it still says the directory is on the e-partition, but the sync status says it's almost synced (25 days behind) using the 38.5gb folder.

So it seems that the gui has different settings than the monero-blockchain-import.exe? Or what happened? And how can I fix/change it?

  • Use that guide ^
    – dEBRUYNE
    Commented Jan 17, 2018 at 17:13
  • Thank you @Joss Bird for the edit and dEBRUYNE for the guide and approval of the edit. Thanks both :) The thing is that the initial sync was on the E drive and had 900mb in it. I used the import raw guide afterwards and it did not use the setting of the E drive and used the default settings. Perhaps the import.exe needs an adjustment to respect the current settings of the gui client? Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 9:47
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    I responded to your other comment here: monero.stackexchange.com/questions/7225/…
    – dEBRUYNE
    Commented Jan 18, 2018 at 11:57