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Save screenshots on external SD?

asked 2016-10-28 18:16:31 +0300

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updated 2018-12-03 20:16:18 +0300

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Is there a way to automatically save screenshots to the external SD card. With sailfish 2.0.4.14 Jolla introduced save picture and video to SD card.

I would like to automatically do the same for screenshots to the Picture folder on my external SD card.

Is there a hack to do that and point the script at a different folder? Is that something Jolla coild consider for future upgrades?

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symlink Screenshots folder to sdcard?

coderus ( 2016-10-28 18:41:02 +0300 )edit

coderus can you provide an example i know the command and how to create a symlink, but how would that automatically save screenshots to SD external? Maybe i dont understand how symlink works (in my mind its a Microsoft Shortcut)

DarkTuring ( 2016-10-28 19:19:03 +0300 )edit

nthn please repost as answer, it worked and its an easy and reliable solution, will have to think what else i cam reroute now :)!

DarkTuring ( 2016-10-28 21:21:51 +0300 )edit

@DarkTuring - If you place an @ symbol directly before the username, the member will get notification of your comment, just as I have done with your username on this comment. :)

Edz ( 2016-10-29 13:23:07 +0300 )edit

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answered 2016-10-28 20:21:05 +0300

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If you remove the Screenshots folder on the device, create a symlink from the Pictures folder on the SD card, rename this symlink to Screenshots and put it where the Screenshots folder on the device used to be, screenshots should now be saved on the SD card. A symlink basically tells the OS "no, don't look here, look there instead", so here it becomes "no, don't save here, save there instead".

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