Description

An app to force Android to scan a storage medium for media and other files. Uses a method compatible with 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop, tested on my Nexus 5.

In Android 4.4 KitKat, the method used by most older programs to rescan a storage medium no longer works. Instead, an interface must be used that only allows one file to be specified at a time. This app works by determining what files/folders might need to be scanned again, and then by calling the correct API on each file/folder.

This app is licensed under the GNU GPL v2 or later, with source code available at http://github.com/jerickson314/sdscanner

SD Scanner can be used with Tasker by using the "Send Intent" action listed under "System."
Use the following settings, leaving the ones I don't list at the default:
Action: android.intent.action.RUN
Package: com.gmail.jerickson314.sdscanner
Class: com.gmail.jerickson314.sdscanner.MainActivity
Target: Activity

If anyone wants to write a proper Tasker plugin, I'll happily take a Pull Request on Github.

Additional contributions from the following:
- Czech translation: Jaroslav Lichtblau
- Chinese translation: Laurence Chiu
- Russian translation: Github user "relan"
- UI tweaks: relan

App Information SD Scanner

  • App Name
    SD Scanner
  • Package Name
    com.gmail.jerickson314.sdscanner
  • Updated
    2015-02-14
  • File Size
    34k
  • Requires Android
    Android 4.0 and up
  • Version
    1.11
  • Developer
    jeremy+erickson
  • Installs
    100,000 - 500,000
  • Price
    Free
  • Category
    Strategy
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link

SD Scanner Version History

Select SD Scanner Version :
  • 1.11 (12)
  • SD Scanner 1.11 (12) APK File

    Publish Date: 2015-02-14
    Requires Android: Android 4.0 and up
    File Size: 34 KB (APK file)
    File APK Md5: 7ed3966deee1bb2bbcdb9180bf63a177
    File APK Sha1: ccb153433b4a92e77a16042a153db6a3923899c1
    APK Signature: 8c6b3b64e9a626ec2bea9a4dbe7903c733bc0559
    What's new :
    1.11: - Tweak wording on "ignore updated/changed" option. - Added translations for the new option. - Skips empty directories, as on some devices these forever show up as files in MTP if scanned. - Doesn't follow symlinks outside of scan directory. Should only affect rooted devices, but following these can cause problems. 1.10: - Option to ignore updated and changed files outside scan directory. - Fix a rare crash.

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