Initially I thought this was a problem with Google Play / Apollo, but I realize now that when I plug in my phone via USB, I can't see any of the many, many folders and files present on
/sdcard that I could see previously.
If I copy a "new" mp3 onto my Galaxy Nexus, it's recognized just fine by both Google Play and Apollo. However, none of my old mp3s are recognized. They were placed in
/sdcard/Music, a folder that I cannot see when I plug in my phone, only from the file manager running on the phone. The issue persists if I move an "old" mp3 from my music folder out into the sdcard root, it's still not recognized. This makes me think this might be permission related, but the file manager says that all files are readable and writable.
I've tried running "fix permissions" in both ROM manager and the CWM recovery, but it makes no difference. Any idea what has happened, and how to fix it so that I can use all my old files again? :)
edit If it's any help, I just ran
ls -al in a terminal emulator and I can't see any difference at all between folders I can and cannot see. Example: I can see
/sdcard/media just fine, because I created that folder from Explorer in Windows. Music in that directory works. I cannot see
/sdcard/music. Here's the permissions:
drwxrwxr-x root sdcard_rw 2012-09-18 media drwxrwxr-x root sdcard_rw 2012-09-16 music
This is a bit confusing.
edit2 When I try pulling and pushing a file with adb like so:
adb pull file.tar adb push file.tar file2.tar
failed to copy 'file.tar' to 'file2.tar': Read-only file system
As bk201doesntexist on the XDA forums pointed out, this is because you have to use an absolute path. However, when I do
adb push file.tar /sdcard/file.tar the file gets transferred, shows up when i run
ls, but it's invisible in the "Galaxy Nexus" unit in My Computer in Windows.
tl;dr When I push files with
adb push they get transferred but don't show up in the "Galaxy Nexus" unit in My Computer. "Old" files from before ROM-switching do not show up. New files that I put in now work fine.
.nomediainside either the
/sdcard/Musicdirectory or on the root of the card? An older version of CWM used to mistakenly create that file, which would prevent media from being properly scanned.
Downloadetc. (these I can also see just fine from my phone)
adb pullan "old" mp3 to your PC and then
adb pushit back to either