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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by davbak, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. davbak

    davbak Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way to "refresh" the SD card after copying new files to it?

    Scenario: I copied some new mp3s from my network drive over wifi, but when I go into the music player, the new mp3s don't show. I have to unmount and then mount the SD card or mount the phone as a USB drive on my laptop.

    It's not a killer, but it would be nice to be able to force a refresh rather than digging out my USB cable or popping the back cover off the phone every time I copy new music to the SD card.
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    can you navigate to them with a file explorer like astro and refresh there?
     
  3. davbak

    davbak Well-Known Member
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    ES File Explorer is what I'm using to actually copy the files from my network drive. They show up fine on the SD card in ES File Explorer, just not in the music app.
     
  4. karib

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    There is a free app called "SDrescan" that does that!
     
  5. deman89

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  6. davbak

    davbak Well-Known Member
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    karib! YES!

    Perfect, thank you.
     
  7. blubill

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    I was searching for the same thing. Thanks!
     
  8. Podivin

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    You can actually do this without loading a special app. After you load the new songs go into the music player and set it to shuffle all songs. After the first song has started to play the new songs should show up in the list. I assume that when you set 'shuffle all' that the player rescans the music to determine shuffle order, and therefore finds the new songs.
     
  9. ttran97

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    I use SD Mount because I transfer pictures via Dropbox a lot, such as wallpapers and icons. And of course, it works for music and other files too.
     
  10. Podivin

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    Good point. My 'trick' only works for music.
     

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