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By Ivanstein, Senior Member on 9th April 2012, 03:24 PM
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It seems I can not figure out how to keep Google Music (GM) from playing all my ringtones and notifications. Now, because I downloaded the 640+ 7z file that's floating around here on XDA (thanks BTW) it can go for several minutes playing various beeps and whistles.

So, I guess I am looking for a bailout for GM... :mad:
(I know that was pretty bad.)

Anyone know how to prevent this without putting a .nomedia file in each folder?

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9th April 2012, 10:29 PM |#2  
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I think Google Music ignores the "blessed" folders where tones are normally kept (media>ringtones/alarms/notifications) but may pick up music stored in other folders under media.

I have several tone folders under media that are picked up by GM, but the standard folders are ignored.
11th April 2012, 07:24 AM |#3  
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I had the same problem, even with the old i8000. The solution was to name the folder with the music - "Music", and ringtones - "Ringtones".The same SD card is now in my RAZR and the phone does not use ringtones in player.
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12th April 2012, 02:28 PM |#4  
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Well, the folders are media>Music and media>audio.

I try both solutions, thanks.

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In case you don't know yet, the standard operation is to add an empty file titles ".nomedia" to any folder you don't want to be scanned for media. This works with most mustic players I've tried, including Google/Play Music.

In Windows, you can't name a file with just an extension but you can with cmd prompt. So just create a text file with right-click->New->Text file called "nomedia.txt" and use cmd prompt to do "ren nomedia.txt .nomedia"
then copy that folder to your ringtone folders, regardless of name.
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