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Nexus S deleting my .m3u files when it scans

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by g0dFather, Feb 24, 2011.

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    Hello all. The Nexus S is my fourth Android phone. It is also the first Android giving me this problem.

    Everytime I copy over music that contains an .m3u playlist file, the phone deletes the playlist file when I remove the phone from USB. I'm guessing this takes place during the media scanning process.

    Why is it doing this, and how can I prevent it?
     

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    Nevermind, I found the answer here.

    "Another issue you mention is that your M3U files are being deleted by Android. I can explain this one. When Android scans your SD card for media files, it reads the M3U files it finds and, if it can't find any tracks on your SD card corresponding to the file paths in an M3U file, it assumes the file is effectively empty and deletes it. To stop this from happening, place an empty file named ".nomedia" in the directory containing your M3U files. The media scanner will no longer touch this directory or any below it."
     
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