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Old 10-09-2010, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was reading through the user manual, something I rarely do, and noticed that it said you could copy files to the root directory of the SD card. My original question was going to be what is the root directory but I think I see from another post that it's the DCIM folder. If that's not correct, please let me know.

Assuming that is true...I want to move some MP3 files from my laptop to the SD card. Is there a specific folder I have to put these in on the SD card? I see the pics and video I've taken previous in DCIM >> 100Media directory. Can I create different folders under DCIM to organize my music or does it need to go in the 100Media directory?

I know this is a newbie question. I apologize if it's already been covered, I did some searches and couldn't find it.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The DCIM is not the root folder. The root folder is sd/. DCIM is the default folder for media the phone creates, as you've seen.

You can create folders wherever you want. I kept my music in sd/music and movies in sd/videos.

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Thanks very much Khassy. So is the DCIM folder for the phone's internal memory? I'm just trying to understand when I attach the phone to the laptop and see all the folders, which are tied to internal memory as opposed to the SD card.

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If I'm not mistaken when you're browsing files when connected to puter - you only see files on the SD card not internal memory. The key here is "if I'm not mistaken" lol
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Pierre is correct, you cannot access your phone's internal files from the computer. You need an app such as Astro File Manager. When you attach your phone to your computer, what you are seeing are all of the folders on the SD card. Therefore, the root directory would be what you are seeing right there.

The DCIM is just the media folder. Many cameras also use a DCIM folder on their flash cards. It is an acronym for "Digital Camera Images" (some claim it stands for "Digital Camera Image Management" or Digital Camera Internal Memory," but Digital Camera Images is the most common). Regardless, its just where many devices that can take pictures or video store them on the flash drive.
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Khassy, ( or anyone who can answer ) I just received an email from a friend with a newpaper article attached as a " .tif " file... When I downloaded it I was forced to "save to my SD card," which isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, I don't know how to located this file I just saved?? How do I find it?? Thanks so much...
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Use Astro File Manager or another similar app and look in the Download folder. Or you could use Astro's search function and just type in the .tif extension.
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awesome....Thanks..
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No problem.
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I LOOOOVVEEEEEE ASTRO MANAGER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME.....i CAN FIND EVERYTHING NOW..... THANKS THANKS THANKS !!!
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