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Just use Directory Bind...much easier
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looks like the google music directory was changed... no scripts or directory bind or es file explorer can detect any music where it used to be...
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looks like the google music directory was changed... no scripts or directory bind or es file explorer can detect any music where it used to be...
Check /data/data/com.google.android.music/cache
That is where music is stored now. Use Root explorer to make a folder in your external sd card.
Mine is called /mnt/extSdCard/GoogleMusic/Cache. Now select the folder and when the list pops up, go all the way down to the bottom and select make a symbolic link. Now go back to the cache folder of google music. rename the folder to cache_bak for something and paste your symbolic link here.

If you already have data in your cache folder then I would recommend moving it first to the your external sd card and then making a link of that folder.

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Wink I think you all are really over-thinking this...

I found the absolute best and easiest way is by using symlinks. This can be accomplished with ROM Toolbox [Root Browser], without the need of scripting/commands/etc.

0. Open ROM Toolbox > Root Browser
1. Make a folder in your desired location (sdcard) called "Music" or something to that sort.
2. Tap and hold, select the option "Create Shortcut" at the bottom
3. Navigate to /data/data/com.google.android.music/
4. Paste (to create the shortcut)
5. Delete the "cache" folder in this directory
6. Rename the shortcut to "cache"
7. Enjoy!
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Check /data/data/com.google.android.music/cache
That is where music is stored now. Use Root explorer to make a folder in your external sd card.
Mine is called /mnt/extSdCard/GoogleMusic/Cache. Now select the folder and when the list pops up, go all the way down to the bottom and select make a symbolic link. Now go back to the cache folder of google music. rename the folder to cache_bak for something and paste your symbolic link here.

If you already have data in your cache folder then I would recommend moving it first to the your external sd card and then making a link of that folder.

Cheers.
Says that most SD Cards don't support links...?
 
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I found the absolute best and easiest way is by using symlinks. This can be accomplished with ROM Toolbox [Root Browser], without the need of scripting/commands/etc.

0. Open ROM Toolbox > Root Browser
1. Make a folder in your desired location (sdcard) called "Music" or something to that sort.
2. Tap and hold, select the option "Create Shortcut" at the bottom
3. Navigate to /data/data/com.google.android.music/
4. Paste (to create the shortcut)
5. Delete the "cache" folder in this directory
6. Rename the shortcut to "cache"
7. Enjoy!
wow thank you! For me it work!

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I found the absolute best and easiest way is by using symlinks. This can be accomplished with ROM Toolbox [Root Browser], without the need of scripting/commands/etc.

0. Open ROM Toolbox > Root Browser
1. Make a folder in your desired location (sdcard) called "Music" or something to that sort.
2. Tap and hold, select the option "Create Shortcut" at the bottom
3. Navigate to /data/data/com.google.android.music/
4. Paste (to create the shortcut)
5. Delete the "cache" folder in this directory
6. Rename the shortcut to "cache"
7. Enjoy!
I'd like to try this but when I go into the /data folder in Rom Toolbox nothing is showing. I'm sure the permissions are set correctly. Can this be done using another app?
 
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I'd like to try this but when I go into the /data folder in Rom Toolbox nothing is showing. I'm sure the permissions are set correctly. Can this be done using another app?
The same problem. I solved with an old version of rom toolbox.
I think you cant'try with an other similar app
 
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The same problem. I solved with an old version of rom toolbox.
I think you cant'try with an other similar app
By any chance, can you direct me where to locate the version you're using?
 
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You can also use root explorer to do the same. Just select create shortcut and then paste it into the Google Music folder and rename it. Worked for me.

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