Moving files from one SD card to another
I have a new DX which I have not yet rooted. Just bought a new 16GB card to replace the measly 2GB card it came with. I purposely haven't loaded up my phone yet with apps and stuff in anticipation of swapping to a new card first. So far I have only installed SoundHound, Evernote, Alchemy, Barcode Scanner and a TD Bank app.
When I plug my phone into my Ubuntu/Linux desktop I can see a drive labeled '2.0GB Filesystem' with folders including Android, DCIM, Logs, Messaging, Evernote, Music, SoundHound, .android_secure, etc. I don't see any folders for Alchemy, Barcode Scanner or TD Bank. There is a second drive shown named 'Motorola' which contains 'config.ini', 'autorun.exe' and a couple other things.
Do I just copy the entire contents of the '2.0GB Filesystem' drive to my desktop, swap out the cards and then copy everything back? Or is this more or less than I need to do?
Note that if I open the File Manager app on the phone and select 'Phone Files' I get an error message stating "Memory card is missing. Insert memory card to read files." I thought that was strange.
03-24-2011 07:07 PM
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Yes just copy the data in the 2.0 folder to the new card.
As far as the no sd card message. I just had to replace my phone because it couldn't mount the card. Reboot the phone and see what happens. Also try to see if you can take a picture with the photo. The photos save to the sd card and if its not mounted the Camers won't work. If that is the case the phone needs replaced.
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Yes, the camera works fine as I have taken about a dozen photos which I can view through the Gallery app, so I assume it can read and write to the card OK.
I take that back. I just tried another photo and get the message "Please insert SD card before using camera." Uh oh.
I removed then reset the 2GB card and now get a message "SD card blank or has unsupported filesystem."
I removed the card again and reset it more carefully and the phone found it OK this time. So I copied all the folders, including the hidden ones, to my desktop, then swapped in the new 16GB card, copied to folders back to the new card and voila, everything seems to be working OK now. I tested the camera, Evernote, Alchemy and messaging all seem to be fine so I think I'm good!
Last edited by xchecker; 03-24-2011 at 08:17 PM.