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Thread: All App data at a central place (symlink)

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    Default All App data at a central place (symlink)
    I hope this is the right forum.

    My environment:
    iPhone 3GS
    OS 3.0

    My dream is, that apps which handle with files like QuickOffice, Air Sharing Pro, ezShare etc use the same storage location and not its own little sandbox.
    So I decided to create a "cental" Folder in /private/var/mobile/Media/Mydata

    My thought was to symlink all storage locations of the apps sandboxes to this central folder.

    But none of these apps can handle this symlink!
    Where is the reason for this behaviour?

    I have chmod the symlinks to 777 so restrictions can not be the reason. With cd I can correctly follow the symlink and with cd .. I am able to jump back to the apps storage sandbox.

    Here a example with ezShare:

    4 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root   mobile   33 Jul 29 11:40 ezshare.root -> /private/var/mobile/Media/MyData//
    0 drwxr-xr-x 4 mobile mobile  170 Jul 29 11:36 ezshare.root.bak/
    8 -rw-r--r-- 1 mobile mobile 8192 Jul 27 20:20 remotefs.sqlite
    4 -rw-r--r-- 1 mobile mobile 2048 Jun 11 00:26 wlan.sqlite
    Can it be solved?

    A workaround could be to use iFile with its bookmarks. So I would be able to download files from my webdav account with Air Sharing Pro, move the files via iFile to QuickOffice and edit them finally with it.

    But this is not the perfect solution. Is there no solution out there to handle this the nice way on a jailbroken iPhone?

    Best regards,


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    Default I know this was ages ago but...
    Did you ever find a solution for this?

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