Support Unorganized app folders all over sd...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vip3rV333, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Vip3rV333

    Vip3rV333 Member
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    I'll let a mod move it to an appropriate section. Not sure where to put this thread...

    In the WinMo world I could have copied the folder with the executable and data files and changed the registry to be able to organize most of my stuff on the sd card. (of course some apps didnt play nice but 90% of the stuff did)

    This is one thing that really bugs me. Im looking for a way to change the location of where an app writes is directories... Ill give you a real world example...

    This is how apps are writing to the sd now...


    sdcard -- PicSayPro
    --------- Zedge
    --------- Shootme
    --------- game1
    --------- game2
    --------- game3
    --------- ex1
    --------- ex2
    --------- ex3


    What we need, is a way to change it so apps would write into folders like this.



    sdcard -- media -- PicSayPro
    ------------------ Zedge
    ------------------ Shootme
    ---------
    --------- games -- game1
    ------------------ game2
    ------------------ game3
    ---------
    --------- exfolder -- ex1
    -------------------- ex2
    -------------------- ex3


    I think this can be solved with symlinks but Im not a linux guru...
     

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  2. XOS THW

    XOS THW Well-Known Member
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  3. Mr. Monkey

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  4. Vip3rV333

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  5. sitlet

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    Agreed, I just spent a half hour the other day cleaning out my sd card. Apparantly when you uninstall an app, it never deletes the extra stuff and folders on the sd card. Even after I cleaned it up, there are still tons of folders, making it difficult to find my documents and music when I need to.
     
  6. Vip3rV333

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    Also, I forgot to mention... apparently in android if you want to hide a folder in a file manager, you put a period in front of a folder to mark it as hidden. (ex: .folder_name) But some apps seen to take this as a whole different folder than what it created, and will just make a new folder again with the original name.

    I have got to be missing something here... Android/Linux is supposed to be more open... in Windows/WinMo all you had to do was mark the folder as hidden in the properties. :thinking:
     
  7. Vip3rV333

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  8. AHP

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    I am in the same boat as you. I to would also like to organize/clean up my SD card.
    I am using a free app called "Astro" but seeing how I dont know how to use it, I am having a hard time moving apps to a specific folder.
     
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