So I have a bunch of music already, all in /sdcard/music that scans just fine. When I add new music to the folder, the scanner does not recognize it even though I can see them in the folder in My Files. I have ran Rescan SD, it does not help. I am also using the standard Music Player that came with my Droid Charge (2.3.6, I know, it's ancient). Any ideas?

EDIT: Yes, all files are .mp3, there is no .nomedia file in it, ID3 tags are just letters and numbers, and all my music is in /sdcard/music/. This is only happening to new music I've been putting on, all my existing music works fine.

EDIT: From what I can gather, it's a problem with the actual scanning feature. The new songs do not show up in other players and rescanning doesn't help either.

  • Welcome to the site! This is probably a stupid question, but just to confirm: is the new music encoded to a supported such as mp3? (Please edit your question with the information)
    – dotVezz
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 14:40
  • Media Scanner in Android will not scan any folder if that folder contains a file named ".nomedia" (without quotes, of course) Check if your desired folders contain any such file. If yes, delete this file and Media Scanner will include those folders in the gallery. With the stock player it won't find music on SD unless sometimes, you can put it in a folder called Music on the root of the SD. then it finds it fine. Lastly check the ID3 tags in the MP3 files, if they have unusual characters they will be skipped!
    – RossC
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 14:41
  • possible duplicate of Play Music (KitKat): update library not working
    – bmdixon
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 14:55
  • You might also want to look at Winamp not loading new mp3 files
    – bmdixon
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 14:56
  • It's not a direct duplicate as he is running Android 2.3.6 and not KitKat, but it is worth looking into. The easiest fix is the .nomedia one, unmounting/remounting the SD and the tags. After that it gets a bit messier!
    – RossC
    Commented Dec 18, 2013 at 15:32

2 Answers 2


Well, It is not a direct answer for your question, but since you are using a "Gingerbread device" that probably uses "mass storage", Winamp or MusicPlayer will do the work for you.


I mounted and unmounted my SD card, and all apps recognized the files again.

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