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SD Scanner

Rescan storage media

Rescan storage media like SD cards for changes. SD Scanner uses a method compatible with 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop.

In Android 4.4 KitKat, the method used by most older programs to rescan a storage medium no longer works. Instead, an interface must be used that only allows one file to be specified at a time. This app works by determining what files/folders might need to be scanned again, and then by calling the correct API on each file/folder.

SD Scanner can be used with Tasker by using the "Send Intent" action listed under "System." Use the following settings, leaving the ones I don't list at the default:

  • Action: android.intent.action.RUN
  • Package: com.gmail.jerickson314.sdscanner
  • Class: com.gmail.jerickson314.sdscanner.MainActivity
  • Target: Activity

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.12.0 (13) suggested Added on 2017-08-30

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 39 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.11 (12) - Added on 2015-02-16

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 35 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.10 (11) - Added on 2015-02-11

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.

    Download APK 34 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log