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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it to ...
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Is it possible to add arbitrary folders to the media scanner?

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide and it's got 4 gigs of storage that isn't main storage and isn't SD card memory. It shows up as a separate section under settings->storage and it's mounted on ...
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How do I reinstall MediaScannerService?

I recently rooted my Samsung Exhibit II. and was going through and deleting some bloatware and accidentally fat fingered and deleted the MediaScannerService not realizing what I was deleting. Does ...
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Mediaserver is eating my phone's battery?

I'm using dual boot on my SGS2 with CM10.1 and JellyBam and both running fine but with some issue of mediaserver draining my phone's battery like a crazy nut. I have checked on Google and got many ...
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Mac's Android File Explorer and SSH are not in sync

I transfered some photos using the Android File Explorer application for Macs. However, I accidentally put them in the Music/ folder and Android File Explorer doesn't allow me to move files. So I ...
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hide folder ONLY from stock gallery NOT private mode

I know this might seem like a very common question, but when I have searched for a solution it seems almost no-one has this same problem, all that is discussed is how to hide pics that no-one should ...
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How do I fix my camera?

I have a Samsung Admire (running Android 2.3) & my camera won't work: it keeps saying cannot connect to camera & it always says multimedia scanning. I'm not sure but I think some pics have ...
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Video showing up as Audio in media library

I use Jelly Bean on my Galaxy Nexus. I have copied a .avi File to the 'Movies'-folder of the device using mtpfs. I expected the file to show up as a Video in the Media Library so I can use Skifta (a ...
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Android scanning app media files

My M8 is scanning all the app media files so music and images and icons from apps are showing up in gallery and music apps, I'm not sure which directories these are coming from so I can't add the ...
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Gallery images appearing in mixed up order

I have an HTC One X with stock Android 4.1.1. As you know, Android 4.1 introduced a "nice" feature to the gallery which allows grouping images by events. Unfortunately, after this update I started to ...