Android :: Media Scanner Connection Scan File - Scanner Crashing

Sep 27, 2010

When I run the following line of code:
MediaScannerConnection scanner = new MediaScannerConnection( this, null );
scanner.scanFile( szFinalFileName, null ); //<---crash here
I get a crash and this message in the console window:
09-26 14:47:44.074: ERROR/MediaScannerService(10288): Failed to delete file /data/data/
does anyone have any ideas why this isnt working and what i can do to fix it?

Android :: Media Scanner Connection scan File - scanner crashing

Android :: Media Scanner Connection Scan File

Sep 7, 2009

I am trying to open an image edit it and save it back. And i am using the below code, mScanner = new MediaScannerConnection(this, new MediaScannerConnection.MediaScannerConnectionClient() { public void onMediaScannerConnected() { mScanner.scanFile (fileName, null /* mimeType */); }

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I've already been searching forums and google groups to find out how to force Media Scanner to rescan the sd-card for media files, but with no luck. So after 2 days of searching i decided to post a question here.

In my app i need to rename media files, change their extension, or to reveal them by changing back their extension, but the changes take effect only after i run Media Scanner from the dev-tools, or remount the image, or reboot the phone/emulator. I've tried using MediaScannerConnection, and it only works when revealing media files, but not refreshing the gallery / music player thumbnails which is the biggest problem in my app development right now.

I've also tried copying files and deleting the old ones, but that has no effect also. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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And if yes, what is the name of the app/service that I have to freeze using Titanium Backuup?

I have a 8 GB SD Card with only about 550 MB free, and the stupid media service creates 500mb worth of thumbnails and cache. It re-creates it each time I delete the cache. I'm currently running MIUI Gingerbread 2.3.4. Back when I was running CyanogenMod 6.xx I used to simply freeze the Gallery app and that used to solve the issue, but I don't see the gallery app listed in Titanium on the MIUI ROM. Freezing the MIUI Gallery app didn't stop the thumbnail cache creation process.

Creating a .nomedia file in the respective folders isn't an option because I need my photographs (I have about 20k worth of family/spouse pics that I always carry around on my phone in addition to wallpapers etc.) to be visible in Quickpic / Fishbowl photo app etc.

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I am experiencing massive battery drain from *wakelock*/mediaplayer while music playback.

For now, i have tried everything:

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- formatting sdcard / internal storage
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- debugging with logcat
- ...

Currently, the mediaserver drains more power then any other process, including screen. The phone gets not hot, but warm while only playing music with screen off. That was not happening before, as i listen music daily.

After all, the problem is most likely caused by a corrupt file, but how can i locate this file ? I have 2300 mp3s on my phone, so testing every single one would be a bit complicated...


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Nov 26, 2013

Often your Media scanner can misbehave and eat lot of CPU, Battery un-wantedly.

I had been digging out how to fix it, and here are my solutions. Perhaps try al of them, it would definitely relieve your cpu and battery usage by large. Solution works on any Android version:

Solution 1. Clear media storage data

Settings > applications > Media Storage > clear data, force stop and reboot.

Solution 2. Remove unwanted media files Navigate to /sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails and delete all files. Repeat for external sd card. On AOSP roms, Android gallery creates too many of thumbnails that later becomes problematic for media scanner.

Solution 3. Analyze and delete excessive media files Find out what files are causing media scanner to go mad. Use any sdcard analyst (I use ES file manager > menu > Sd card analyst) to determine which directory has lots of files/subdirectories inside it. Any directory having >1000 files/folders is an alarmingly high number. Get rid of them (if you can).

Solution 4. Probe and delete bad/damaged media If you're sure you've tried above solutions and still encountering battery drain, its time to dig deeper with developer tools. Pre-requisite: You must be rooted, and have android developer tools (adb) setup. With ADB tools installed, enter shell and acquire su permissions

adb shell

Then run top (linux task manager) to see which process is eating cpu. You can filter top results


top -grep media

this would give you a result like


130|root@n7000:/ # top | grep media
1905 0 10% S 7 23080K 6168K bg media /system/bin/mediaserver
2808 0 40% S 3 3524K 740K media_rw /system/bin/sdcard
2825 0 9% S 19 255832K 43936K bg u0_a5

%age cpu shows media server is eating cpu and needs to be fixed. Run the following command to determine which file is it currently reading


lsof | grep media_rw

If the media service is stuck at a directory/file for a long time, you know it's a damaged media file, you should get rid of it.

Once you get rid of such files, Its guaranteed media server would finish scanning soon enough.

Solution 5: Format SD cards If nothing works (or you're too lazy of trying solution 4): Take backup and format Internal, external sd card and copy only selective files/folders that you need. Problems would go away for sure.

Solution 6: Disable Media scanner If your Droid is against you and it just won't tame, its time to disable the media scanner. You can do this from adb shell


pm disable All Solutions with full detail: Fix Android Media server scanner SDcard CPU, Battery drain

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I've seen old threads of people with same problem and in some cases it had to do with a "corrupted" media file and they had to remove all media files and/or factory reset their device. I just spent an entire weekend customizing this device! Plus, how the heck do you prevent yourself from copying the corrupted file over if it was a corrupted mp3 or something?

I'm pretty sure my issue stems from the fact I used my media manager (Media Monkey) to sync over 2,800 audio files to the device. My collection is of high bitrate quality, about 16GB worth of music. I'm pretty sure this is what it is choking on. What I'm not sure of is if the Media Scan the Android device is performing is just a "normal check" for changes/addition/deletions to any of the media files. This of course would take a lot of time and CPU if it has to scan 2,800 files every reboot or periodically. It seems launching Google Play sometimes starts it too as I also sometimes see Google Play Service:Music or something like that (even though I don't stream any of my audio from Google Play.)

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go to application manager> all application and search
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and just delete cache and data and restart. It will solve the problem a it force to re build data base

This works still but it is a complete PITA because it resets wallpapers, ringtones and all sorts of other things to default and I don't want to have to do this every time I add a song. How do I fix the media scanner, does it even have logs or something I can look at?

Galaxy Note i717 ICS 4.0.4.

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