Is there any way to create a directory on an external sdcard that has read/write access for multiple apps. For example I want to us synththing or rsync under termux be able to sync this directory to my file server. I also want to be able to download music from a browser or other app and add it to the directory, which would then be synced with the file server.

I am using an Android k7 with android 5.1.1

My phone is not rooted and I would rather not root it unless I have to.

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And create anything you want in ~/storage/shared (which is a symlink to /sdcard.

  • On my phone sdcard is syslinked to /storage/emulated/legacy which is on the internal storage not the external sdcard.
    – Samuel
    Dec 16, 2017 at 8:02
  • @Samuel The app's data folder on the external SD is available as ~/storage/external-1, which points to /storage/{hash}/Android/data/com.termux/files. Any other location of the card is restricted.
    – Grimoire
    Dec 16, 2017 at 14:47
  • is there any way to create a non-restricted folder?
    – Samuel
    Dec 16, 2017 at 22:23
  • I see there is a /storage/shared under termux can something like that be made on the sdcard
    – Samuel
    Dec 16, 2017 at 22:25

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