How to troubleshoot media scanner?

I used to have a problem with the media scanner making duplicate song entries, only one would play and the other was invalid. For some reason that went away and now it adds media once and never scans again, so if I add songs later they never get picked up to be shown in the music player or winamp etc.

I found these tips in another thread here:

go to application manager> all application and search
-media storage,
-music player,
-gallery application

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?

Problem is on a Galaxy Note i717 ICS 4.0.4.

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