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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oxyg3n520, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. oxyg3n520

    oxyg3n520 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    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!

  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. fldude99

    fldude99 Android Expert

    ^^^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
  5. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    The free app ScanMedia will also do this (run a media scan) without having to reboot.
  6. blackgem

    blackgem Lurker

    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!
  7. blackgem

    blackgem Lurker

    ThaNKS! After a month of having to move files to ps then reinstall back to SDcard finally an easier way to resolve this issue!
  8. rlanza1054

    rlanza1054 Lurker

    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.



    PS I still need to get my profile setup here!
  9. Mtsknndy

    Mtsknndy Lurker

    I went to media storage also and did the clear data because I lost thumbnails and had unidentifiable pics but when I went back my gallery had only one folder...worse than what I had ..I would of been happy with the stuff I had before media storage data clear.....is powering on and off the same as rebooting ?..in order to get the files back

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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