1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    So I've downloaded a mp3 file to my new Galaxy s8 and it's not showing in the Samsung Music or Play Music apps. I've tried clearing cache and rebooting the phone or reinstalling the apps. Still no effect.
    11-25-2017 11:37 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The only thing you did that should have helped was rebooting the phone. Media apps (music, photos, videos) show the files of the type they can handle that are stored in the Media Scan database. That database is all the media-type files on the phone. Since it can take a while for it to be built, it only gets built at startup (power on or restart). Or if you run an app like media.Re.Scan. Downloading, copying or moving files doesn't rebuild it.

    So try media.Re.Scan. If that doesn't work, maybe it's not really an mp3 file.
    11-25-2017 02:46 PM
  3. jaybird210's Avatar
    Not sure if you got this resolved. I had a similar problem and after i renamed the directory for the newly copied album, it started to show up. Not sure if it was due to a special character that it didn't like, or just the action of updating the folder name that triggered the refresh, but this worked for me, after clearing cache and rebooting hadn't helped.
    06-16-2019 02:53 AM

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