Folks I've rooted my device and installed Directory Bind. I'm not sure if I can move the /#/data/app folder to an external SD. There I have all my .apk files. But I seem unable to find this folder when I look for it in Directory Bind. I'm confused about it. I could sucessfully move the data files but not the .apks what am I missing?

  • try using a different file explorer other then the default one. Commented Jun 14, 2014 at 9:43
  • When you use directory bind does it ask for root?
    – 1990clb
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 10:12
  • It does ask for root. Hence it would not be able to access the sudo binary right?
    – vfbsilva
    Commented Jun 15, 2014 at 17:24

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What do you mean by the # in your path?

What you should do is this, Get Android SDK (http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html) if you haven't got it already, then enable debugging mode on your phone and connect your phone to your pc with usb cable.

In the file explorer lookup the symlink to your external sdcard. its probably /extSdCard or /external_sd

Now open up an terminal window and enter:

adb root
adb remount
adb shell busybox mv -f /data/app /extSdCard/

it would move the app folder to your external sdcards root dir.

Or download terminal emulator app and enter:

busybox mv -f /data/app /extSdCard/

This should work, if not let me know

  • Hi, the # stands for the "/" folder. File system base.
    – vfbsilva
    Commented Jun 16, 2014 at 17:12
  • so that's a useless addition, since / is already the root, no /#/ is needed. Anyways, try it pls
    – broodplank
    Commented Jun 16, 2014 at 18:08
  • I also should add it that even if you move that folder, you can not use the apps within /data/app from external sdcard.
    – SarpSTA
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 5:37

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