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[TOOL] DirectoryBind - move data to external_sd (GameLoft, Shadowgun etc.) ROOT req.

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did you insert this into a file or did you run it in the terminal? Also does it stick with reboot? I want to try this on my Evo LTE and see if it is that easy!
Actually I didnt type it by hand, but I used Root Explorer to create the link.
(You can long-press a folder on the external sd-card in Root Explorer and tap "Link folder" or something like that. I dont know the exact command in english. Then you can browse to your internal sd-card or data partition and insert the link there.)
It's basically the same as if you use Terminal Emulator and "ln -s".

For me it works, even though the external card is FAT and the data partition is EXT...

And yes, it does stick with a reboot.


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I'm using a root Nexus7 with a usb cable otg, 16gb sandisk mini usb drive and the app StickMount. My problem is when i create the new entry in Directory Bind i put in target "/sdcard/Android/data/..."(the game folder) and in data this path "/sdcard/usbStorage/sda1/...". The app StickMount creates this path to identify the 16gb pendrive, then i click ADD in DirectoyBind with the checkmark(Transferfiles from target to data), then displays a new window that tell "Data directory not exist, create now?" i choose Create, but becomes a loop with the same message, if i choose cancel tells me "a Data Directory do not exist!", please help and sorry if i misspelled a word.
 
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You got me wrong there, I am not using DirectoryBind. My question was more general.

I actually did make a symlink using ln -s /external-sdcard-folder /data-partition-folder and it does work.

Even though that xda article about DirectoryBind says it should be impossible to make a symlink between ext and fat partitions.
Must be magical. It shouldn't work. Sure its fat? Not exfat?

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Must be magical. It shouldn't work. Sure its fat? Not exfat?

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Thats my symlink...

I just checked again on my Windows PC, it is FAT32.

I must say Im kind of a newbie in this stuff. But this definitely works just as I expected it to, and I dont see why it should be impossible... or did I misunderstand something?
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I have a pretty general question if someone is willing to answer:
Anyway, I have a nexus 7 that I put in tablet mode. Directory bind works great except ever since I put it in tablet mode the button to go into the app settings or to create a new link doesn't exist (the button used to be at the bottom of the screen but now my status bar resides there... ).

Anyone know of a work around?
 
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Thats my symlink...

I just checked again on my Windows PC, it is FAT32.

I must say Im kind of a newbie in this stuff. But this definitely works just as I expected it to, and I dont see why it should be impossible... or did I misunderstand something?
yep, this certainly shows its working:

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cache -> /mnt/extSdCard/GoogleMusicCache/cache
That is odd as it shouldnt be possible. Root explorer even tells me its not possible.

I assume if you brows to teh extsdcard location, the cache is there?

Anyway, sorry everyone for OT
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yep, this certainly shows its working:

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cache -> /mnt/extSdCard/GoogleMusicCache/cache
That is odd as it shouldnt be possible. Root explorer even tells me its not possible.

I assume if you brows to teh extsdcard location, the cache is there?

Anyway, sorry everyone for OT
Yes its all there.

Play Music even shows the correct amount of space on the external sd-card, its a 32 gig card:

http://imgur.com/OQnqh
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Yes its all there.

Play Music even shows the correct amount of space on the external sd-card, its a 32 gig card:

http://imgur.com/OQnqh
Crazy! How did u set that up? With directory bind?
 
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shouldn't source be /sdcard/ and mount target /sdcard/external_sd/ ???
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Looks like a great app thanks mate

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