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How do I *exclude* an SD card folder from my Music library scanning ?

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By ahmadka, Member on 12th December 2012, 06:25 PM
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Hi guys .. I have a call recorder installed on my Desire Z, and the problem is that Google Music also pulls in the audio files contained within the folder in which the recorded calls are stored .. I want to avoid this by somehow telling Google Music to NOT list the audio files contained within that folder ..

Yes, I know a playlist would essentially solve my problem, but I sometimes choose the 'Shuffle All' option, which starts playing randomly from all the audio on my phone .. This is where the problem occurs, because Google Music often starts playing back those darn recorded calls :S
12th December 2012, 06:48 PM |#2  
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Add a blank file in folder named .nomedia
That folder will be excluded.
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15th January 2013, 11:42 AM |#3  
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im trying to do this on my nexus 7 4.1 but adding .nomedia to all the folder and sub-folders does nothing ? i have cleared and restarted google music and change?>
15th January 2013, 03:25 PM |#4  
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Try deleting the data from the mediaserver

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16th May 2014, 01:06 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by rl421403

Add a blank file in folder named .nomedia
That folder will be excluded.

Worked for me with Apollo on CM11 GTi9300
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