SD Scanner

SD Scanner


An app to force Android to scan a storage medium for media and other files. Uses a method compatible with 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop, tested on my Nexus 5.

In Android 4.4 KitKat, the method used by most older programs to rescan a storage medium no longer works. Instead, an interface must be used that only allows one file to be specified at a time. This app works by determining what files/folders might need to be scanned again, and then by calling the correct API on each file/folder.

This app is licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or later, with source code available at http://github.com/jerickson314/sdscanner

Recent changes:
1.9:
- UI updates. (Thanks, Github user "relan" for help with some of these!)
- Now accepts ACTION_RUN intent to run directly and quit, for automation tools such as Tasker.
- Crash fixes.
- Russian translation. (Thanks, relan!)
- Traditional Chinese translation. (Thanks, Laurence Chiu!)
- Don't open keyboard on start.
- Attempt to prevent from adding /storage or /system to MTP file listing. (Not sure if I've tracked this down fully.)

1.8:
- Czech translation. (Thanks, Jaroslav Lichtblau!)
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Free
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4.1
User ratings
1007
Installs
50,000+
Concerns
0
File size
33 kb
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About SD Scanner
An app to force Android to scan a storage medium for media and other files. Uses a method compatible with 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop, tested on my Nexus 5.

In Android 4.4 KitKat, the method used by most older programs to rescan a storage medium no longer works. Instead, an interface must be used that only allows one file to be specified at a time. This app works by determining what files/folders might need to be scanned again, and then by calling the correct API on each file/folder.

This app is licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or later, with source code available at http://github.com/jerickson314/sdscanner

Recent changes:
1.9:
- UI updates. (Thanks, Github user "relan" for help with some of these!)
- Now accepts ACTION_RUN intent to run directly and quit, for automation tools such as Tasker.
- Crash fixes.
- Russian translation. (Thanks, relan!)
- Traditional Chinese translation. (Thanks, Laurence Chiu!)
- Don't open keyboard on start.
- Attempt to prevent from adding /storage or /system to MTP file listing. (Not sure if I've tracked this down fully.)

1.8:
- Czech translation. (Thanks, Jaroslav Lichtblau!)

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A Google User
Saturday 3:39 AM
Almost works It refreshed existing folders, however if a new folder is added, it shows up as a file in Windows.
A Google User
4 days ago
Awesome
A Google User
Jan 19, 2015
Average M
A Google User
Jan 16, 2015
Does not work! Galaxy note 4 - 56gb of mp3s on external SD.... the phone found 40.... this app found none...
A Google User
Jan 14, 2015
Works for me! This sd card media rescanner works fine in miui redmi 4g note.