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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4.1
User ratings
896
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
Dec 13, 2014
I like it Yo...
A Google User
Dec 12, 2014
10/10, and the dev has nice hair Works great on a Nexus 4 running 5.0. An elegant solution to Android stupidly taking away a necessary feature. And the dev deserves 6 stars for making it open source. May your coding sessions be full of beer and your code free of NullPointerExceptions.
A Google User
Dec 5, 2014
Works! After switching to KitKat I searched quite some time until I finally found this little gem. Kudos to the dev for reading the documentation ;-)
A Google User
Dec 4, 2014
Flawless (Update 12.03.14: Even better...since latest update, no longer crashes at startup...looks better too.) Works like a charm! Using on HTC One M7 with latest Sense 6 update, and it's the best...no others work...and it's lightning fast. Well done!
A Google User
Dec 3, 2014
Nice UI! 🐭