Download Rescan SD Card apk 3.0.1 free for Android smartphone

10 Apr
Rescan SD Card

Posted by Burrows Apps in Tools | April 10, 2016 | 47 Comments

Apk file size: 2.5 MB

Simply rescans your SD card in order to refresh all multimedia applications such as Google Play Music!

Works on all Android versions including:
- Android 4.4(Kit Kat) on Nexus 5
- Android 5 on Nexus 5/6
- Android 6 on Nexus 6
- Android N on Nexus 6

This application is targeted toward all Android devices in order to solve this problem.

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Burrows Apps part of our Tools and have average installs from 10000 to 50000. Last Update April 10, 2016. Google play rating is 73.7696. Current verison is 3.0.1. Actual size 2.5 MB.

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Crashes The 'Pick' directory feature does not work. You can't select a folder that has a subfolder in it. Apart from that it also crashes every time so I've never gotten it to work. I have KitKat 4.4.

John Weiss

You have to manually enter in the directory name, but otherwise, it works. • • • • • However, it seems to ignore the special ".nomedia" files and scans a directory anyhow. This poses a probem for me, as I have several app-specific media files that are stored on the SD-card [rather than in the apps' data areas].

Dname D

What's new? What's been changed? Seems like every other day this is being updated for some mysterious reason, but the developer isn't bothering to list any of the changes made in the updates. This makes me nervous and if the mystery continues, I'm going to delete this app.

Daniel Strom

This app won't run without Google play services Why not? It's hardly a required function for the stated purpose. I suppose I'll find some other way to do it. Also, why does this app need updates? Did Google change the way they scan the sdcard or something?

Santos Cortijo

Thank you I was finally able to get the system to scan music in a 'Android/data' sub directory made by another app

Chris O'leary

Confused I have pointed file path to look at my download folder, run the scan, I can see it going through my mp3 files but the Music folder that Google Play Music uses, is still empty......what am I doing wrong?

Joonas Lehtolahti

Ad Block block Can't use with ads not loading? Useless then

Guillermo Hugo Ojea Quintana

Thanks Thank you, works for Nexus 5

Faisal Zaman

Awesome! Every media is back cuz of this app. Love it ! Saved my life. *phew*

Ian Terry

Did not scan SD card Did not scan 64Mb card in my HTC One Max on KitKat. Can't see any way to tell it to scan card.

Drew Trantham

Only scans device storage This app doesn't give me the option to to change storage devices. If I manually check my SD card, a all my music and pics show up, but when Google play opens doesn't find any thing. This app only let's me scan my device not my SD card. I had another app that refreshes the SD card data, but this app doesn't. I will change my review when they change it up

Parth Palaniya

Works flawlessly! Do try this if you are having problems with mediascanner in Kitkat. I had it in Nexus 5. Solved! Thanks a lot.

Dan teh Chad

Only scans internal storage! No matter what directory I set this to scan, it always defaults back to scanning the internal DCIM folder instead. Useless.

Arne Moerman

Does what it says on the tin Tested Android 4.4.4 on Nexus 7

Patrick Elmore

It works Scans SD, updates system database. Simple and effective.

Chris Warrick

Too many ads. In fact, you need to watch a full screen ad before the app does its thing...

Ankush Varma

Avoid completely I hope d developers are embarrassed dat they hav 2 live wid d fact dat dey created dis utter waste of space.

Steve Engledow

Sorted Does just what I was looking for on my Nexus 4, thanks.

Jardi Westeneng

Awesome!! Thank you for this app! I really needed it!

Jens Bang

Doesn't scan for playlists The app scans for music files (I use .ogg files), but not playlists (I use .m3u files). Since I rely heavily on playlists, this makes the app unusable for me.

Alex Hernandez

Not fully working This app does scan, but for some reason it scans my device, not the SD card. It would be great if you can fix this

Myron Abolitz

Worked! This one seemed to work for me, some others I tried did not.

Jamie Elliott

Great, but... Is there any way you could make this available as a Tasker plug in? I'd love to be able to call your app from Tasker to trigger a media rescan.

Yogesh Tamhane

Take More than usual!!! It takes more time to update the media contents. Also I wish to have the option to run process in the background..

David Candamil Santos

Painfully slow More than 3 seconds per file ON INTERNAL MEMORY. Multiply that times 4000 files on the phone. Ridiculous. Much faster rebooting the phone. Nexus 5.

Michael Watkins

Useful Solved my missing files issue, developer is helpful and responsive, thanks!

Brandon Galvan

Force closed Force close when I tapped on rescan SD card

Göran Helsingborg

Please wait... I waited 10 minutes but after 10 minutes I gave up. I don't know if it's done when I can read please wait? BTW, it didn't work. I still can't see my added music files ?

Scott Whitney

Waste of time Pretty much locked up my S5, with continuous stream of "us not responding" messages. I hit wait until it was done, then uninstalled. Phone would not respond to lock screen while this crap ware was running.

Sergiu Moza

Full of ads I respect developer time and I always buy apps or support ads, but on you appl first thing i saw was full screen ads, bottom ads, ads everywhere. I uninstalled 8 seconds after that. If you make something, do it with quality not only money in mind.

Siniša Jurišić

Doesn't work Typed path to a media directory on external SD card. No trailing slash. Nothing happens after clicking the button. S5. Lollipop.

Neil Taylor

Fixed issue Managed to get my photos and music to display in Gallery and music player after the folders and files randomly stopped displaying despite still being on my phone

Michelle Aligan

Really works!!! Been looking for apps that could recognize sd card music and videos. Guess i don't need other apps, just used this app to fix the issue. Thanks!

Praveena Sundaram

Loved it! This app honestly worked for me. I had copied some songs onto my sd card but it did not show up on the music player. After this app re scanned my sd card, I found all my music on the music player. A big thanks to the developers!

Dave Mellor

This one worked ! I have tried a few Apps claiming to rescan the SD card, and this one worked! After the progress bar reached 100% there was still a lag of a few minutes while Android rearranged itself but eventually the extra folders appeared in the photo gallery. Thanks! I've not awarded 5 stars since, despite the name of the App, it defaulted to proposing to scan the device memory. However, it allowed me to navigate to the SD card.

surya krishnan

Not nice Its not showing the result..

G Swoosh

Thanks for this useful utility Could not see photos from Samsung gallery after copying files to new sd card. Tried many recommendations from web and other scan programs, but did not work. But Samsung gallery displayed the sdcard photos after using this program. Five stars.

Harsh Ojha

Best. Very good. It fixed my issues.

JR Leonard

Yesss!!!! This app did exactly what I needed it to! Somehow a ".nomedia" file was placed on the root of my SDCard and as a result all of my music files no longer showed in my Music Player and my images no longer showed in the Gallery. I found this App from a link on forum. Downloaded it, fired it up, started a scan, and within a few minutes all of my media files were showing up again. Kudos to Jared of Burrows Apps!

Dennis Osipov

I don't usually give reviews, but I'm beyond happy right now. I spent months looking for exactly this app. Google Play Music wouldn't update unless I had restarted my Nexus 5. Know it all works like a charm with the press of a button. Thank You!

Ashraful Amin Siddique

Images on SD card didn't show in gallery....Now its solved....Thanks admin

Sujana Rafa

Its not fixing my prb

Raju Reddy

So happy Wow does what it says

Ayesha Irum

It won't work. None of my media is showing up where it's supposed to. My songs won't show in the music player and all the pictures I saved from pinterest and other apps used to show up in my gallery but they stopped, and so I tried this app. But it didn't work for the pictures either

Michael DiMaio

Crashes Every time I pic a folder, it crashes the app when it scans.

Prince Hassan

Great Just an amazing app .... It solved my problem in only 2 minutes Keep it up

Sanjay Rao

Works with OPO and Nougat Only app that worked! Thanks!

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