[App] DirectoryBind – Install Apps on External SD Card

Hey guys!

The internal capacity of Funbook is 4GB. It’s divided into two parts of 2 GB each. This creates problem especially for Gamers as many good games Such as Asphalt, Modern Combat, are huge in size. Some also over a GB.

DirectoryBind is a tool which mounts a directory on external SD card as another directory (usually on internal SD). Its created by a user from XDA Developers.

Features:
* Requires ROOT !
* Aimed at specific functionality and features (not idiot-proof)
* You can create any number of Data -> Target directory pairs, mount them manually or choose to mount them on system boot (checkbox does that).
* On/Off switch controls whole mount-on-boot function.
* Diskette icon indicates if mount operation was successful, by taping it You can mount/umount entry.
* Icon changes if application is using mounted entry
* DirectoryBind can tell what application is using this entry (tap at entry in use)
* Long tap on entry (disabled) brings edit/delete window
* App auto umount all entries on USB connected and remount after USB disconnected (for now via BroadcardReceiver UMS_CONNECTED / UMS_DISCONNECTED)
* App shows notification and vibrates if auto umount on USB fails
* If mounting all checked entries (ex. on boot) app is waiting specified time (def. 60 sec) if data directory is not available (happens sometimes at boot)
* Tested sucessfully with Asphalt 6, Shadowgun, DeadSpace, CamScanner

Sounds difficult? It isn’t much!

Let us see how to make it work!

How to use DirectoryBind:

1. Download the app from here  and install it.

2. Open the app. Go to Options and Select ‘Add new entry’

3. You’ll see something like this:


4. You must have installed the game installer already. (i.e. The small 2 -3 MB game which then downloads the whole data). press and hold on ‘Text Field’ under ‘Source Data’. You’ll se something like this:


Then browse to your /mnt/extsd (i.e. MicroSD card) and create a empty folder by using the ‘New’ Button. Name it anything you like, but make sure that there are no spaces in its name.

5. Now press and hold on ‘Text field’ under ‘Enter Target Path’. You’ll see a screen similar to above. Then Browse to the data folder of game. The location of this folder is different for different games. Search on google for your game directory. :)

6. Check the ‘Transfer Files from Target to Data’ check box.

7. Then Tap add.

8. You’ll see a screen like this :

 

9. After the Data is moved, You’ll see this screen:

 


The icons which is green in above screenshot will be Gray. Tap that icon once. Then it should Change to green as shown in above picture. If the icon turns Red, it indicates that mounting has failed. This happens because an application is accessing one of the two folders or there is  “Space” Between the name of one of the folders. Check if the game is running and force Stop it from settings and/or remove the space from folder names. Then the icon should turn green.

Green icon indicates that the mount is sccessful and you can start using your game/app.

Thanks for reading!

If you have any doubts or want to ask something, leave your reply in the comments below! We’ll get back to you ASAP. :)

This Application is made by Slig From XDA-Developers Forum

Some users are not able to use this app. If it does not work use this solution provided by Saharsh: 

Navigate to /system/etc/permissions.
Edit the file platform.xml
Under the section WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
Add this below the line that is already there. Then reboot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anchit.xtatic Anchit Mittal

    NOT WORKING ON FUNBOOK.
    unable to create empty folder for source path.
    when created manually using computer and browsed to it, it was accepted.
    navigated to game data in target path and checked transfer data.
    copy dialogue appears for split second then dissappears.
    data is not copied.
    last screen does not appear.
    it even removed the gamedata on SD…backup gamedata on PC before attempting to use directoy bind.

    EPIC FAILURE

    I wish it worked… Please test on your funbooks and report if it works!
    Thanx

    • NiharG

      Its working perfectly fine on my funbook, buddy. I have Played Asphalt 6 and MC2 with it without any problems. 
      Why are you unable to create a empty folder @facebook-704133059:disqus  source path ? 
      Which game were you using? 
      Have you installed superuser on funbook? 
      Are you using stock ROM or Another ROM? 
      Answer this questions and I’ll surely help you! :) 

      • Saharsh

        i m using another rom from iveiw n i m too having the same prob plss help me with it….and also tell me whnever i plugin any data card like tata photon + or others it says damaged sd card wat should i do plss solve my problem

        • NiharG

          Are you unable to use DirectoryBind? Please explain your problem a bit. We’ll surely help you. :)
          And for the dongles, I dont have any dongle so for that  matter I cant help you out. BUt, I’ll tell shashwat to help you. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/anchit.xtatic Anchit Mittal

            I am using another ROM from Iview.
            i am not on stock ROM…this ROM from iview that i am using has unlocked market superuser installed and rooted fine..everything works xcept directory bind. I had tried it again also but with no luck.The problem is same as described. I may have to change ROM to stock or experiment with other ROMs , but its too much of a work since i have installed so many apps and customized my ROM…i’ll have to do it allover again! plz. lemme know on which ROM is it working so that next tym when i reinstall OS i can try directory bind.

          • NiharG

            The app is actually ROM Independent and works on almost all android devices. I have tried it on Stock ROM as well as Clean ICS. You must be doing some step wrong. 

            Also, Go to settings and enable “alternate dbase Management” and then check if it works. You must also provide SU permissions to DirectoryBind. 

          • http://www.bestonlinedeals.co.in/ saharsh

            where can i find alternate data base management thr is nthhng such in setting and directory bind is nt wrking i tried every way

  • http://www.facebook.com/anchit.xtatic Anchit Mittal

    NOT WORKING ON FUNBOOK.
    unable to create empty folder for source path.
    when created manually using computer and browsed to it, it was accepted.
    navigated to game data in target path and checked transfer data.
    copy dialogue appears for split second then dissappears.
    data is not copied.
    last screen does not appear.
    it even removed the gamedata on SD…backup gamedata on PC before attempting to use directoy bind.

    EPIC FAILURE

    I wish it worked… Please test on your funbooks and report if it works!
    Thanx

    • NiharG

      Its working perfectly fine on my funbook, buddy. I have Played Asphalt 6 and MC2 with it without any problems. 
      Why are you unable to create a empty folder @facebook-704133059:disqus  source path ? 
      Which game were you using? 
      Have you installed superuser on funbook? 
      Are you using stock ROM or Another ROM? 
      Answer this questions and I’ll surely help you! :) 

      • Saharsh

        i m using another rom from iveiw n i m too having the same prob plss help me with it….and also tell me whnever i plugin any data card like tata photon + or others it says damaged sd card wat should i do plss solve my problem

        • NiharG

          Are you unable to use DirectoryBind? Please explain your problem a bit. We’ll surely help you. :)
          And for the dongles, I dont have any dongle so for that  matter I cant help you out. BUt, I’ll tell shashwat to help you. 

          • http://www.facebook.com/anchit.xtatic Anchit Mittal

             I am using another ROM from Iview, probably same as @86c92d53737431475e5b7f3c51769338:disqus .
            i am not on stock ROM…this ROM from iview that i am using has unlocked market superuser installed and rooted fine..everything works xcept directory bind. I had tried it again also but with no luck.The problem is same as described. I may have to change ROM to stock or experiment with other ROMs , but its too much of a work since i have installed so many apps and customized my ROM…i’ll have to do it allover again! plz. lemme know on which ROM is it working so that next tym when i reinstall OS i can try directory bind.

          • NiharG

            The app is actually ROM Independent and works on almost all android devices. I have tried it on Stock ROM as well as Clean ICS. You must be doing some step wrong. 

            Also, Go to settings and enable “alternate dbase Management” and then check if it works. You must also provide SU permissions to DirectoryBind. 

  • Arpanjn5

     where is the game directory of fifa 12 plzz help

    • NiharG

      sdcard/Android/data/com.ea.game.fifa12 is the location of Fifa 12 data files. :)

  • Arpanjn5

     where is the game directory of fifa 12 plzz help

    • NiharG

      sdcard/Android/data/com.ea.game.fifa12 is the location of Fifa 12 data files. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/anchit.xtatic Anchit Mittal

    PS: i am using the same ROM as used in your post “Installing clean Android ICS on Micromax Funbook” by eyesoncomputer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anchit.xtatic Anchit Mittal

    PS: @91411da7b9b43c1b208b74ba8b5bbf38:disqus , i am using the same ROM as used in your post “Installing clean Android ICS on Micromax Funbook” by eyesoncomputer.

  • NiharG

    @Saharsh: Open the app, tap the options key (or the hardware button) Go to preferences and there is the second last option there named “Alternate dbase mgmt” tap the check box in front of it.

  • Varun

    Facing exactly the same problem as saharsh, using custom rom by eyeoncomputers. Have tried the alt db thing as well, while SU access is also given to the app. Dunno what s wrong!

    • Varun

      Rather the same prob as mentioned by Anchit.

  • http://www.bestonlinedeals.co.in/ saharsh

    Try this.
    Navigate to /system/etc/permissions.
    Edit the file platform.xml
    Under the section WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
    add this below the line that is already there.

    Then reboot.

    it worked for me

    • NiharG

      Thats a nice solution. Will add to post. Thanks very much.

    • neo

      I need help in this case. I am unable to create new directory in external sd card. I think as suggested by you I need to add permissions.

      I tried below:-

      Navigate to /system/etc/permissions.
      Edit the file platform.xml
      Under the section WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

      Please let me know what do I need to add under this node. Currently it is showing as below:-

      I am new to android. This will help me a lot.

      Thanks for help.

      • NiharG

        You have to add WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE to the end of the file.

        • Devansh

          What i need to add ?
          I dont understand !
          DO i need to do it it like this ?

          WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

          • bogdan

            any resolution?

    • Amit Sharma

      Hi Saharsh,

      Where is system/etc/permissions.. i cannot find it through ES file explorer??

  • akash

    did it mean to install apps on memory card

    • NiharG

      Yeah… Its Called External SD in Funbook!

  • Ankush Saxena

    cant make a new file in /mnt/extsd it says canot create directory! even i cant deleate any file from /mt/extsd using es file explorer

    please help

    • die2mrw007

      Strange, try with default filemanager.

  • Vibha

    non working fine….giving some error

  • http://funbook.gizmolord.com/app-directorybind-install-apps-on-external-sd-card/ Sk

    Hi Nihar,
    I have installed Lane Splitter game on my funbook however its giving some problem while playing it as control comes out inbetween playing it and it closes the game automatically.
    Can you have any idea why its happening.If yes, could u plz provide the solution.

    Thank you very much in advance.

  • vignesh

    can u pls do a video on this it will be easy to understand pls :)

    • die2mrw007

      So which software is good for video capture? I may try

  • davvidess

    I have a problem after I bind some game everything is fine I can play the game but after reboot the game wants download data again and I cant play. Sorry for bad english.

  • Aman

    from where should i download this file

  • nkarthic95

    Please Do let me Know where is System/etc folder is located..,
    I used Es explorer ., In the internal SD Card i couldnt Find ny kind of System Folder..,

  • omkar

    hey i have samsung galaxy sl i9003, i want to play fifa 12, but the size of the sd card files is above 1.5 GB, so how can i use the data directly from the external sd card……..???? plz help……….

  • Raghavendra bs

    hey i have a micromax funbook, i cant move any apps to external sd card,what should i do.plz help me….

  • HCP

    how to connect Micromax Funbook to pc so that i can check my apps directly in that book with out istalling the apk

  • yawar

    hi guys plz help me out hear. i am using nova hd custom rom on my lg optimus 2x.i installed directory binding and moved the data to external sd card and even played the games everything worked fine. but now i don’t know for what reason it is not working . the diskette icone does not turn green. it keeps on the red color . please some one help. all thought thanks for the developer who came up with such a wounder full application

  • prakhar

    please help me when i am using this app it is not copying the item in external sd card a copy screen is open and close

  • dona

    when i open the Directory Bind, there have nothing!

  • umble leira

    directbind works on xperia go for need for speed file… flawless… awesome sir… this is umble.leira@gmail.com

  • jef

    I use spotify and I can download mp3s local. The download location is only on the phone so I mounted it to external sd. Directory bind say The mount is ok. But when I check the original folder and the mounted folder are equal size. Is that correct?

    • kprkprk

      Yes, because the phone dont know if it are binded or not, but the files if it’s binded are only in the external SD

  • guddu

    My problem is very critical and I am not use this software please understand me step by step

    • James Bond 007

      first you need to go to english classes to improve your english then use this app…
      THANKS

  • Enrico

    Thank you very much, it works great on my LG-E400

  • http://www.facebook.com/akshay.dange.90 Akshay Dange

    How to transfer apps to external sd. I tried with Directory Bind and it works successfully. But d problem is after switch off/on the phone, d game dont start and require sd data again….
    Any solution do u have 4 directory bind or other transfer type app.

  • Arielle

    hello, thank you for the clear instructions. i just have a question about the ‘game directory’. how can i find it in google? i type “game directory for ___”. i am doing it the wrong way?please help. thank you.

  • Funbook Talk(P350)

    it is not working for me but can you please explain the last lines where there is written
    “SOME USERS……………………” please help me and please by step by step..

  • kc.

    how to solve the problem of Root acces failed ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chinday Michelle Garcia

    how to really put my apps external/ internal to sd card??? i am using LG E400…

  • beko

    the mark sign still blue dont turn green while the disc sign turns green normally what to do ????????

  • Charlotte

    I’m not exactly an expert on these sorts of things, but I’m not technologically slow either. I have rooted my phone and downloaded the app, but I have no idea how to install it to my phone and nowhere seems to have the answers I seek. I apologize if this is a crude request, but how, exactly and specifically, do I install it once I have downloaded it?

  • kishor

    I have installed DirectoryBind_0.2.0k.apk on simmtroncis x720 tab. it will give blank screen . how to solve problem ??

  • jason

    just bind the the whole ANDROID folder and all your apps will be moved to the external sd card..

  • Mike Jay

    I have tried this at least 50 times & it does not work period. Lg Optimus f3