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General G2X: Storage Location Issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OutstandingO, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. OutstandingO

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    What's going on guys? I picked up my G2X on launch day and installed one of my favorite apps on it right away (.podkast-usa). When I go into that app and download a podcast it will save to the podkast folder created on the phones storage.
    I'm coming from an N1, and when doing this same task it would save the podcast to the podkast folder which was created on the removable sdcard that I had stored on the phone.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can get either the phone or the app to store podcasts directly to the removable sdcard
     

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    Unless the app has a setting that you can change for where it stores podcasts, I don't think there's anything you can do; if the string "/sdcard/podcast" is hard-wired into the app, it's going to use the internal flash memory. If you can set it, though, the path to the removable SD card is /sdcard/_ExternalSD, and you can use a directory there.
     
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    People are having problems with Titanium Backup because of this too, I think.
     
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    I wonder if you could make a sim-link from th linux shell to the same directory on your removable card...

    might try it when I get my phone on Monday.

    from shell, enter ln -s source_directory new_directory

    so you would enter

    ln -s /sdcard/podcast /sdcard/{not sure...ext_sd?}/podcast

    mm0
     
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    I might have gotten that backwards...it might be:

    ln -s /sdcard/{not sure...ext_sd?}/podcast /sdcard/podcast
     
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    It's a symlink (symbolic link), and the appropriate command would be

    ln -s /sdcard/_ExternalSD/podcast /sdcard/podcast

    Unfortunately, I believe (from Googling and from trial and error) that you can't create a symlink on the SD card -- the SD card uses the FAT file system, which does not support symbolic links.
     
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