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, 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:
1.7:
- Try to fix crash on I/O errors during file listing.

1.6:
- Remember chosen path when app is restarted.

1.5:
- Try to fix infinite recursion crash caused by symlinks on (most likely) rooted phones.
- Update UI to reflect the fact that it does detect deleted files.

1.4:
- Try to fix rare observed crashes.
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83
4.2
User ratings
534
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
26 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, 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:
1.7:
- Try to fix crash on I/O errors during file listing.

1.6:
- Remember chosen path when app is restarted.

1.5:
- Try to fix infinite recursion crash caused by symlinks on (most likely) rooted phones.
- Update UI to reflect the fact that it does detect deleted files.

1.4:
- Try to fix rare observed crashes.

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A Google User
Aug 12, 2014
Simples! This should be implemented as standard within android, but for now this is the only one that has worked on my moto g. All others have done nothing at all when run or crashed due to incompatibility with KitKat.
A Google User
Aug 2, 2014
Works great!
A Google User
Jul 31, 2014
Great stuff! Not only does it work, it's also open source. Giving back to the dev community is a great way to move it forward. Bravo!
A Google User
Jul 28, 2014
Simples! This should be implemented as standard within android, but for now this is the only one that has worked on my moto g. All others have done nothing at all when run or crashed due to incompatibility with KitKat.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2014
Nice Only one that works for Kit Kat