In order to free up space on internal storage I opened a terminal and su removed some uneeded files. While still su root, I also moved my mp3 collection out of internal storage onto the external sdcard.

When I go back to Terminal, the files still show in /storage/sdcard1/, but my music player no longer sees them.

Is this a permissions issue? If so how do I relax permissions so that my music apps can see and open the files?

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    Have you already restarted the device? Background: the media-scanner needs to run to update the internal database. See the linked tag-wiki for details, including alternatives to a reboot.
    – Izzy
    Nov 11 '16 at 14:16
  • Most music players I know of only look in directories with specific names. /storage/sdcard1/ may not be one of them. Have you checked that the directory has the same name on the SD card that it had on the internal memory?
    – Chenmunka
    Nov 11 '16 at 14:41
  • @Chenmunka Both Eleven and Apollo are able to see music files from anywhere in the device, provided that the directory where they reside doesn't have a .nomedia file inside.
    – Grimoire
    Nov 11 '16 at 15:48
  • I've rebooted twice, still no luck.
    – a coder
    Nov 14 '16 at 2:53
  • @DeathMaskSalesman do you mean JoeApollo? I installed but there isn't a way to specify external storage. None of the files on my external storage are seen.
    – a coder
    Nov 14 '16 at 17:51

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