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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
724
Installs
50,000+
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
Oct 18, 2014
Wiped out my sd card
A Google User
Oct 14, 2014
Does one thing and does it well This is the simple fix for media that isn't working right in KitKat/Nexus. You just run it, and it fixes the problems with missing ringtones.
A Google User
Oct 13, 2014
Is it compatible with android < 4.4 too? After running the app on android 4.2.2, media files are no longer detected on my phone. anyone know why and how to fix it?
A Google User
Oct 11, 2014
works on kitkat 4.4.4 (Slimkat) without ROOT
A Google User
Oct 10, 2014
Awesome......... This fixed my media problem like a pro.........! Hats off devs....done a good job Can improve something with the UI...!