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14th January 2014, 11:34 PM   |  #1  
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I now regret not buying the 32gb nexus 7, but i have seen that you can "bind" game data on the tablet and run it on a USB drive. I have used Directory Bind, GsScript, Foldermount etc. but none of them have worked for me. A few of the games i play take up 1-2 gb of storage space that i don't want to waste, so i would like to know if there is a way to mount these game folders to my USB drive. My OS is 4.4.2.
Any help would be appriciated.

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I can't seem to get Folder-mount to work. Has anyone been able to do this on their Nexus?
15th January 2014, 02:38 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by ztdroider25

I can't seem to get Folder-mount to work. Has anyone been able to do this on their Nexus?

are you using a USB OTG cable?
if you are try to get it to mount using apps on the market.
of you can get it to mount, and can read / write to it you could, in theory could move you game data to the usb, then create a sym link to it.
for example:
game data stored at /sdcard/thegame
your external for example is mounted at /storage/usbotg
mkdir /storage/usbotg/thegame
mv /sdcard/thegame /storage/usbotg/
ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame

You should backup game data first. I have not tried this myself
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Originally Posted by userdelroot

are you using a USB OTG cable?
if you are try to get it to mount using apps on the market.
of you can get it to mount, and can read / write to it you could, in theory could move you game data to the usb, then create a sym link to it.
for example:
game data stored at /sdcard/thegame
your external for example is mounted at /storage/usbotg
mkdir /storage/usbotg/thegame
mv /sdcard/thegame /storage/usbotg/
ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame

You should backup game data first. I have not tried this myself

I am using an OTG cable. I will try this method fore mounting the folders and let you know how it works.
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Originally Posted by userdelroot

are you using a USB OTG cable?
if you are try to get it to mount using apps on the market.
of you can get it to mount, and can read / write to it you could, in theory could move you game data to the usb, then create a sym link to it.
for example:
game data stored at /sdcard/thegame
your external for example is mounted at /storage/usbotg
mkdir /storage/usbotg/thegame
mv /sdcard/thegame /storage/usbotg/
ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame

You should backup game data first. I have not tried this myself

I tried to execute this command: ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame, but when i did the tablet came back with: link failed File exists. The busybox drivers are installed on my Nexus.
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Originally Posted by ztdroider25

I tried to execute this command: ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame, but when i did the tablet came back with: link failed File exists. The busybox drivers are installed on my Nexus.

After getting the files from /sdcard/thegame and copying or moving them to /storage/usbotg/thegame
type
Code:
mv /sdcard/thegame   /sdcard/thegame.bak
that is making a backup right now of your files in case stuff breaks.

then type
Code:
ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame
Then it should link.

Launch game and if all settings are present it worked. as long as /storage/usbotg/thegame has all your files.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by userdelroot

After getting the files from /sdcard/thegame and copying or moving them to /storage/usbotg/thegame
type

Code:
mv /sdcard/thegame   /sdcard/thegame.bak
that is making a backup right now of your files in case stuff breaks.

then type
Code:
ln -s /storage/usbotg/thegame /sdcard/thegame
Then it should link.

Launch game and if all settings are present it worked. as long as /storage/usbotg/thegame has all your files.

Thankyou,

This worked for me.
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Originally Posted by ztdroider25

Thankyou,

This worked for me.

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