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
829
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
Nov 14, 2014
Works as intended Works as intended. Thanks
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
Just what the doctor ordered.
A Google User
Nov 7, 2014
Life saver! Copied some mp3 files to my internal memory and it would take forever to refresh so that it shows up in my music player. This forces a rescan and the new folder and songs showed up immediately. Thank you!
A Google User
Nov 4, 2014
Great app!
A Google User
Oct 31, 2014
don't have option to change directory