1. zman1968's Avatar
    I recently added and removed the mp3s on my microSD card, however, my local music list won't refresh on any of my audio players. It's somehow cached and I don't know how to refresh it. I cleared all cache for all music players, all Google apps, unmounted and removed/reinstalled the microSD card, and wiped cache partition on my phone. No luck. The old music list still exists. I'm scratching my head and would appreciate any assistance.
    01-20-2021 11:14 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You said you cleared the cache, but did you also clear the app data for the music player?

    You could also try this app: media.Re.Scan: - Android Apps on Google Play
    01-20-2021 11:46 AM
  3. zman1968's Avatar
    Yes, I did. My original player was Google Play Music. I uninstalled it and began using its replacement, YouTube Music. I also uninstalled the player and reinstalled it twice, deleted cache and data. For some bizarre reason, I still get the old list. Thanks for your question.

    I think for grins, I am going to delete the data for everything Google on my phone. Just don't know if something is linked in the background.
    01-20-2021 02:25 PM
  4. zman1968's Avatar
    I figured it out for Android OS Pie. Here are the steps to "refresh" your mp3 list in your microSD card (ie portable storage):

    1- Go into Settings, Apps, Show System Apps (in the upper right menu)
    2- Scroll down and tap Media Storage App, then tap Clear Data
    3- Go back to app list, scroll down and tap YouTube Music (or your favorite music app) and tap Storage, Clear Data
    4- Go back to Settings, Device Care, Storage, SD Card, Storage Settings (upper right menu), Tap on SD Card under Portable Storage, tap unmount to "disconnect" your microSD card
    5- Reboot Phone (very important)
    6- Go back into your music app, start fresh and it will search your library for mp3s

    Note: When you reboot, your OS should automatically remount your microSD card. In the event it doesn't, repeat step 4 above and click mount to "reconnect" your card.
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    01-21-2021 02:16 PM

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