Can mit app inventor make a new folder in storage

yess, i lazy to download extensions

When every application is created, each application has an ASD, or application specific directory. This ASD is a folder/directory for your app to store data, and only your app can access it. For devices with Android 10 or above, this ASD is automatically created, but with phones before that, you have to create an ASD.

This is an extension to do that.

My previous post creates a folder in the ASD. I don't know what do you mean by

What method do you want?

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the folder in storage/emulated/0/android/data/(appname)

i want storage/emulated/0

I'm not sure if it is possible to create a directory there.

@Johannes_Ai2, do you know?

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Since targetSdkVersion = 30 (AI2 nb 188) it is no longer possible to create folders in the root directory or in an arbitrary folder of the external storage on Android 11+ devices. This is only possible there if MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission has been requested and granted. However, this special permission is usually not allowed by Google.


I don't want to take the risk

Now how do I save camera capture to ASD

Unless you're planning on publishing your app on the Google Play Store, it should be fine to use it.

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maybe i will test it

What does "app folder" mean?

I don't know why you want to save it in /storage/emulated/0. The best way is to save it in the ASD (application specific directory) with the normal File component and the Scope set to App.

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I don't know what you mean by 'app folder'. This saves the image in the ASD.

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for users if it is stored in ASD it is difficult to find it

Then I would say to use Anke's method. Users can access that through a File Management application.

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how about this? @Anke @Gordon_Lu

Google Play restricts the access of Manage All Files permission. You can use these unless you are not publishing your app on Google Play.

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These blocks are never executed because the "if" query always returns "false".



By the way, this block creates a folder in the Private directory (internal storage) which you can access on your device only when it is rooted. (You must put a / at the beginning of the folder name or you must use FileScope = Shared)