Originally Posted by cotc2001
Ok i've found out that it just won't export from the database to the filesystem BUT if i delete all detailed images from products and then change the image location and then upload a detailed image it WILL then place it into the file system.
Very, Very strange
I had exactly the same problem affecting the thumbnail directory having already added images to the database.
The only way I could remove thumbnail images from the database in order to set up an image file directory was to install phpMyAdmin and truncate the xcart_thumbnails table in mysql. This cleared the images and allowed me to change the image location in xcart from database to file directory.
Works fine now.