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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Accidently cleared Media Storage app.

Hi, so today I have accidently pressed "clear data" on the media storage app. and now I have no songs and also the default ringtone and notification ringtones that came with the phone are now gone. I have no tones! Is there a way to fix this, I definitely do not want to restore my phone again because I have already had to do that to my captivate two times before due to hardware problems. If you know a fix please tell me. thanks!

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Hello oxyg3n520. Sorry that happened.

Are you sure your songs are gone, or are they just not accessible to you because you cleared data in the media player? Did the player you were using store them in a folder in the device's memory, or on the SD card?

Unless you're willing to individually download your tones, or to use a 3rd party ringtone app, your best bet is to do the thing you don't want to do.

The factory data reset is there for reasons such as yours.
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No need for a reset whatsoever! Just reboot your phone and the OS will automatically rebuild the media storage database. Your files are all there, just the meta-data in the android database has been cleared. A clean boot should restore everything.
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^^^Exactly. I had to clear the media data when my gallery went haywire and made quadruples of all my pics and videos. After a reboot all is good
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The free app ScanMedia will also do this (run a media scan) without having to reboot.
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after a month of moving files to pc then back on to SDcard. i'm glad to finally see a easier way to fix this issue!
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ThaNKS! After a month of having to move files to ps then reinstall back to SDcard finally an easier way to resolve this issue!
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The free app ScanMedia will also do this (run a media scan) without having to reboot.
Hi, I'm new to this site so I need to get used to the system that this forum uses. So my apologizes if I seem awkward right now.

Anyway, I had googled my question and your answer popped up.

I went to the Android Market to get the app you mentioned and discovered that there are several with about the same name.

Could you please let me know the exact one you are using, possibly the developer's name would be helpful.

I'm sure the others would work just as good, but I wanted to use the app you recommended and be able to Thank that particular developer.

Thanks!

Rob

PS I still need to get my profile setup here!
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