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 decide to SSH into my Nexus 4 and move the photos into the Pictures/ folder via the mv command. This went great - everything was moved successfully according to ls.

Unfortunately, when I go to Gallery, it doesn't detect the photos. Worse yet, every time I start up Android File Explorer, it isn't updated with the new location of the photos, they still show up in the Music/ folder.

I'm running Jellybean 4.2.2 on a Nexus 4, connected to a Macbook Pro via Android File Explorer.

Any ideas?

  • Try rebooting, works for me.
    – user28731
    Feb 21, 2013 at 9:32

1 Answer 1


I ended up just using an app that runs the MediaIndexer.



Rebooting works as well, thanks user133312!

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