Solving the music library not refreshing problem in Nokia E63

I recently bought this new Micro SD card for my Nokia E63 and added some dozens of songs into it. Unfortunately the in-built music library won’t recognize the new music. A message appears saying it’s refreshing the library but it doesn’t refresh even after hours.

Later found that this had to do with some compatibility problem in the IDs of the MP3s. After a lot of searching I stumbled upon this post, however the command in there did not work so came up with the following after a bit of modification.

Get the terminal and enter the following command: (Yes, you need a linux system like Ubuntu. Which sane person uses Windows these days?)

find /path/to/music/collection/ -name '*.mp3' -exec mid3v2 
--delete-frames=POPM '{}' ;

(The above command should be a single line)

Copy the  music files to the phone. Also delete the following two files which holds the details of the music library:

  • Private/101FFC31/mpxv1.mpd
  • Private/101ffca9/harvesterdb.dat

That’s it. When you start the music player it should automatically add the new music to the library without any problem. Currently I have more than 700 songs with no issue.

14 responses on “Solving the music library not refreshing problem in Nokia E63

  1. Kit Johnson (@oldmankit)

    Ohhhh, wonderful! Thanks so much for this. Just a note, I added -v so that I could see as the tracks were being changed. It took ages and I thought it wasn’t working.

    I couldn’t find the files with details of the music library, but it still worked after refreshing.

    I currently use Ubuntu but am considering getting a Mac. I wonder if commands like this will still work – I guess they should?

  2. nevermind

    l got a solution. l had the music refresh problem on my nokia e63,so l downloaded the godfather and installed it on my pc running windows operating system,then connected my phone to the pc and removed the mp3 tags from my music,after that refreshed my nokia music player,boom everything was added to the library,so try it out guys ,it works

    1. thameera Post author

      You should be able to, in theory. You’ll have to find mid3v2 or a similar tagging tool and remove the POPM tags. Sorry, I only know how to do it in Linux and OS X.

  3. Sidharth Yatish

    I did on windows.. 🙂 deleted the two files after connecting the phone as media storage
    Note: the private folder will be hidden.
    then after disconnecting.. When I opened music player it showed missing corrupted files and the files were added to music library.Let me know if that helped.

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