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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Free
82
4.1
User ratings
621
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
Sep 9, 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
Sep 8, 2014
Awesome Tool The best kind of tool: does one thing and does it well. No ads. Open source. (Android criticism: too bad it is needed) Thanks!
A Google User
Sep 5, 2014
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A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Love it love it
A Google User
Sep 3, 2014
Lingeswar Sahu