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Are there any PC music managers that can exclude scanning Android ringtones?

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  1. daaavey

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    I've tried winamp and songbird on my PC to manage the music on my phone, and they keep picking up my ringtones and sound files from other apps on my phone.

    Are there any programs where I can set a location to manage, or where I can exclude folders on my phone from being scanned?
     

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    Why are you even scanning from your phone? Use the program to manage the files on your computer, then just sync them to your phone.

    Anyway, WinAmp and SongBird should both let you scan specific locations. MediaMonkey is another good one.
     
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    Never thought about doing it that way. I'm assuming what you're suggesting is to have a playlist on my PC that will sync with my device?

    For some reason I've never synced my music, ever. Even on my iPod, I would always drag songs individually from my library to the device.
     
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    Yes. Actually that's the way those programs are designed in the first place, to manage the music on your PC and make playlists on your computer.

    The sync to phone functions were added just later when phone storage capacities grew.
     
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    Let's not make this complicated.

    Put a zero byte file called ".nomedia" in any folder that is getting picked up by your music app. It's recursive, so put it in the top level folder, and all the ones beneath are covered.

    It's THAT simple.
     
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    They're ringtones. Doing that will stop the system from detecting those as well and he wont be able to use his ringtones.
     
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    Hmmm... I don't recall ever experiencing that issue. Strange.

    Well, I guess THAT solution is out the door.
     

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