If your Samsung Galaxy Android phone suddenly cannot find or recognize music/songs on your external SD Card, you are not alone, it’s quite common, this problem is solved. This is how to fix it.
Basically all my songs were put in the folder MUSIC on my SD Card, it worked great all the two years I’ve had them up until yesterday.
Yesterday, it suddenly acted up and I couldn’t play all my songs for some reason from the stock Music player nor other players that I downloaded via Google Play.
I’ve tried to clear the app cache, restarted the phone and took out then put in the SD card back into the phone, but nothing worked.
I was running out of ideas, and then I bumped into a forum in which one of the members advised a solution that actually works.
First, you need to go to your file explorer, go to the root of your SD Card. Create a folder called Samsung, and create another folder called MUSIC inside that Samsung folder (refer to the picture above).
Then, go to the folder where you stored all your songs, select all and move them to the new folder (Samsung\Music) that you just created.
Go back to music player of your choice (I personally use the stock Music Player provided by Samsung itself), refresh it or go the Album or Artist or Folder. You should be able to see your music collection back.
I have no explanation of why this happened, but I’m glad the solution works and now I can go back to enjoying my music collection again.
Just for reference, my device is Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-T889, Android version 4.1.2.
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