1. Willfred Brisket's Avatar
    I often transfer files from my desktop to my mobile through Google Drive. I would like my DLs to go directly to my SD card, but I see no possible options

    is it possible?
    any help for this?

    (do I have to "root" or "unroot" or whatever the F that is?
    I'm an experienced user, but do not understand the root thingy)
    10-09-2017 07:03 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Save locations, unfortunately, are app-dependent, and there's no way to set the default download location on the Drive app.

    The only way of doing that would be to modify the app to allow that or use a browser that allows SD card downloads and use Drive's website instead.
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    10-10-2017 12:55 AM
  3. Willfred Brisket's Avatar
    "to modify the app to allow that"

    and how is that done?
    10-10-2017 02:23 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    "to modify the app to allow that"

    and how is that done?
    You get someone with the coding skills to modify it (or you, if you know how). Usually some users modify apps/OS and post it for others to use (like modified music players with Spotify, etc.). You should, however, be careful with these as you are basically giving out your Google credentials to an unsanctioned app that's been modified by a 3rd party... so you should REALLY trust that 3rd party.
    10-10-2017 04:12 PM
  5. Willfred Brisket's Avatar
    thanks, that explains it.

    unfortunately, I won't be using my [non existent] mad wicked "coding skillz" (whatever the fu*k that is)
    10-10-2017 05:45 PM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Hehe... the easiest way would be, then, to use the browser with supported download destination set up and Drive's web interface.

    You can also use automation apps like Tasker to automagically move any document created in your Downloads folder to an SD card, but IIRC for newer versions of Android, to move files to SD card you do need root.
    10-10-2017 05:54 PM

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