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Old December 25th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Micro SD card- Best way to move data from old card to new card

I have a 2 GB Micro SD card in my phone, currently. I just received a 16 GB card. I'd like to move all of the data from the old card to the new card.

What's the best way to move all the data to the new card? The majority of it is music, pics, and ringtones.

Additionally, I'd like to move all of the eligible apps from the phones internal storage to the new card. When I move them, will I lose the data associated with the applications?

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Old December 25th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best way would be to attach your phone to a pc and move everything to the pc and then swap the sd cards, reattach to the pc andmove everything to the new card.

Should take about 5 minutes!
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1. isnt there an issue with apps to sd for the incredible that makes it not worth doing at this time?

2. if you use apps to sd, i do not believe you lose data...... but try it with an app you dont care about the data and test it. (or download a new app and use it and test it)

3. jayjay: is this same with root? I will do backups (nandroid and titanium) but i was wondering if it is same as I plan on having a new sd card in 2 weeks (my 8gb is just a bit too small now that I am rooted)
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There is no difference in the process if you have root or not.

There are two ways. One is the way that jayjay mentioned, the other is to do basically the same thing but only with the SD cards (as in, put the SD card into the computer, pull files off, put new SD card into computer, put files on). No matter what the easiest way is to use the computer, it's just a matter of whether you use the phone to connect the SD cards or an actual SD adapter.
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I agree with Terabethia. Did the same thing myself when I swapped from a 16GB Sandisk to a 16 GB Adata Class 6 card. I copied everything from the old card to my laptop via card reader, then copied everything to new card via card reader. Worked perfectly.
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Thanks all. I also just realized the new card was one that came from Verizon with the adapter- so I'll give that a whirl.

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Thanks all. I also just realized the new card was one that came from Verizon with the adapter- so I'll give that a whirl.

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Probably not a bad idea to keep a backup of your SD card on the PC as well!
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A previous posting on a similar thread also suggested that you format the new card prior to use.

I just happened to be in the same boat -looking to replace my 2GB stock card and bought a new 16GB Kingston Class4 card from Fry's for around $25 bucks - and found this thread.

How come no one advises use of the Unmount SD card function on the HTC? I've never used it (not intentionally, just forgetful) but I haven't experienced a problem,... yet.
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Format FAT32 first.
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Hi, all. I was just reading this and I have to ask: when I put my card into my laptop, it asks to format it. Which scares me because I have a lot of pics on it. It won't just open the card and read it. If I format, will I lose everything? Thanks
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Hi, all. I was just reading this and I have to ask: when I put my card into my laptop, it asks to format it. Which scares me because I have a lot of pics on it. It won't just open the card and read it. If I format, will I lose everything? Thanks
Yes you will definitely lose everything if you format it, so you should probably move whatever's on there to your PC before you do anything, then re-format your card if you wish (FAT 32), to see if you keep getting that format message. Then when you're satisfied, you can move your data back onto your SD card at your leisure.

At least that way you can do the detective work to see if there's any issues with your SD card without losing your valuable photos, etc.
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It won't just open the card and read it.
If it's Windows go to My Computer where both the card and the internal storage should be listed as a lettered drive. Should be able to access and then add/remove files from there. After moving files, you can also right click the drive and reformat there as well.

If reformatting, make sure you're dealing with the card contents and not internal storage. Unfortunate mistake to make.
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Hi, all. I was just reading this and I have to ask: when I put my card into my laptop, it asks to format it. Which scares me because I have a lot of pics on it. It won't just open the card and read it. If I format, will I lose everything? Thanks
Your rooted? If you are rooted then sometimes, the sdcard will not show up anymore on the phone. You will have to take it to a computer and reformat it without losing all your data. So, do as Iowabowtech says. Go to 'My Computer' and there you should see your Sdcard as a lettered drive. Save everything and then reformat to fat32 to see if that fixes it.
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Your rooted? If you are rooted then sometimes, the sdcard will not show up anymore on the phone. You will have to take it to a computer and reformat it without losing all your data. So, do as Iowabowtech says. Go to 'My Computer' and there you should see your Sdcard as a lettered drive. Save everything and then reformat to fat32 to see if that fixes it.
You cannot reformat without wiping all data. IT 101.
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You cannot reformat without wiping all data. IT 101.
If you read what he wrote, he explained what he meant by that. Copy everything off the card (that is what he means by "save everything"), then format it and put everything back on.
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When you put the new SD card in the SGS2 are you best to format it in the phone, or just FAT32 via the PC?
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I've read that formatting FAT32 via PC is less likely to run into bugs than formatting via the phone. This is based off of real life experience, and what I've read on this forum.
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I want to upgrade my 2gb card to a 8gb. I now that is as simple as to copy all the files. but I noticed that there are another directory levels above what I can see in the PC, I figured this out while browsing the file explorer app in my phone, the question is... do I have to copy these files as well? There are names such "bin" "languages" etc... so Im guessing this is to be done. if so.. how can I view these directories in order to copy the files. thank you.
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fischer, it sounds like you are using Astro or another file manager to view the contents. The files or directories that you see "above" \sdcard are probably on the phone. If you remove the sdcard and use your PC to copy and format, you will not see them because they are not there.
There are no hidden files or directories; feel save copying the contents that you can see.
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Surprised SD card backup for transfer to new card

I have an LG Optimus one (I call it optimus prime) and just decided to upgrade to an 8gb card from the original 2gb.
Based on the posts here i simply backed everything up to the computer, swapped cards then put them all back in from the directory. the problem is that the apps didn't work, the phone shows the android icon and the app is missing/not working (all of the downloaded ones). I re downloaded most of them but there are a few , some with saved data (including angry birds) that i'd rather keep some of the saved data from, but it doesn't seem to have made the transition. I did a wholesale 'copy all > Paste' from the directories both times. where is the missing data?
How can i bring it over?
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Any news about this?
I bought a new Xperia neo v with a 2gb microsd already in.
Want to upgrade to a 8-16gb new micro sd, but I'd prefer not to have to reinstall all the apps I have out in it.
Will simple copy/paste work?


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I have an LG Optimus one (I call it optimus prime) and just decided to upgrade to an 8gb card from the original 2gb.
Based on the posts here i simply backed everything up to the computer, swapped cards then put them all back in from the directory. the problem is that the apps didn't work, the phone shows the android icon and the app is missing/not working (all of the downloaded ones). I re downloaded most of them but there are a few , some with saved data (including angry birds) that i'd rather keep some of the saved data from, but it doesn't seem to have made the transition. I did a wholesale 'copy all > Paste' from the directories both times. where is the missing data?
How can i bring it over?
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hi, i am upgrading my sd card and the new one is ready to go but with the old one i can't transfer everything to my computer because everytime i put it into the computer it wants to format it and i can not do anything with the sd card unless i want format it first but then i will lose everything. i have the samsung kies and that let me save my pictures and music but all of my apps are just kind of stuck there. any suggestions?
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I just transfered from a 2GB card to a 16GB card on an LG optimus slider. I copied all the files from the phone with the USB hookup to a file on the computer (a mac powerbook). What I discovered was that it is also necessary to copy the "hidden" files and folders as well (I have a program on my computer that will show the hidden files), other wise all the apps might not work. I had some apps that had some "hidden" directories. Then I put in the new card, hooked it up with the USB and copied all the files over (including the hidden ones). It seems to be working fine, all the apps too.

There might be an easier way, but I am new to android and smartphones in general. But the phone seems snappier with the music files and photo galleries now with the faster card.
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Format FAT32 first.
This seems like the answer to was a question I was just about to ask:
I am getting a new microSD card and was wondering if I should format it FAT32 via my PC before putting anything on it or mounting it in the phone?

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I always have an Ubuntu disc handy. I am sometimes able to read/recover files that I cannot read in Windows. You have no conflicting software or driver issues to worry about and you dont need to install anything. I have read quite a few corrupted SD cards or drives on Ubuntu when Windows was not able to.
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I just transfered from a 2GB card to a 16GB card on an LG optimus slider. I copied all the files from the phone with the USB hookup to a file on the computer (a mac powerbook). What I discovered was that it is also necessary to copy the "hidden" files and folders as well (I have a program on my computer that will show the hidden files), other wise all the apps might not work. I had some apps that had some "hidden" directories. Then I put in the new card, hooked it up with the USB and copied all the files over (including the hidden ones). It seems to be working fine, all the apps too.

There might be an easier way, but I am new to android and smartphones in general. But the phone seems snappier with the music files and photo galleries now with the faster card.
Hi you mentioned you have a program which shows the hidden files. Please can you elaborate on this? I am a dummy when it comes to this stuff so I am sure I am going to miss something when I transfer the files across...thank you.
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Hi All. I am just trying to make a backup of my micro SD card, but when I copy the music files with explorer into a folder on my laptop, I only get 359 out of the 700 files copied.

Explorer sees all the files on the card, but stops after it has copied 359 files. I thought I'd be cunning and just copy 200 at a time, but Explorer stops at the same place anyway. Strangely, it copies what it can and then hangs on the very first track. It must copy what it can and then go back and try the rest. Some of the copied files are mp3 and some are m4a.

I tried the same on my wife's desktop and had the same result. Both are windows 7, though Gail's version is only a few months old and mine is 2 years old.

I've got all the music files on my laptop, plus say another 200 perhaps that have been deleted from the phone. And the reason that I want to back up the card is so I don't have to go thru the pain of deleting them all again if say the phone gets stolen.

Any other suggestions?

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Hi All. I am just trying to make a backup of my micro SD card, but when I copy the music files with explorer into a folder on my laptop, I only get 359 out of the 700 files copied.

Explorer sees all the files on the card, but stops after it has copied 359 files. I thought I'd be cunning and just copy 200 at a time, but Explorer stops at the same place anyway. Strangely, it copies what it can and then hangs on the very first track. It must copy what it can and then go back and try the rest. Some of the copied files are mp3 and some are m4a.

I tried the same on my wife's desktop and had the same result. Both are windows 7, though Gail's version is only a few months old and mine is 2 years old.

I've got all the music files on my laptop, plus say another 200 perhaps that have been deleted from the phone. And the reason that I want to back up the card is so I don't have to go thru the pain of deleting them all again if say the phone gets stolen.

Any other suggestions?

Daryl.
Usually when files don't copy off an sd card, it is because there is some corrupt files on the card. You may be able to use windows disk checking utility to repair the files and copy them, or you may just have to delete them.
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Thanks, Sdrawkcab. I'll give it a go. Dazza
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hi, i have read all of the postes and dint find what i was looking for so here goes, i put the 16 gb in my computer via card reader and it said that i had to format it right away, well i hit the start button and it tells me that it is write protected. and it wont let me do absoutly nothing untill i format it. what can be done thanks.
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hi, i have read all of the postes and dint find what i was looking for so here goes, i put the 16 gb in my computer via card reader and it said that i had to format it right away, well i hit the start button and it tells me that it is write protected. and it wont let me do absoutly nothing untill i format it. what can be done thanks.

there might be a physical switch on the side of the card to turn off the write protection.
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SDHC cards are shipped preformatted with the FAT32 file system.
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I just transferred my sd card to my phone via usb, I can see all my pics and videos. What about the apps that are stored on my Sd card? do I need to move them to my phone before reinstalling on my 16mb card. also how do I transfer my pics and videos that are stored in my computer to the new 16 mb card. I have them in a folder labeled... Don's Phone, however I don't kow where the folder is without typing "Don's Phone" in the search.
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ive beend reading post here and i was looking to replace my stock 2gb sd card to a bigger one on my ascend 2.
my first question is what max size can i go before i run in to problems?
Second question, what is a card reader,or adapter and do i need one for my dell LAt d620, i was thinking of getting a 8gb.
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i copied all the visible files to my pc via usb and then formatted the card and then pasted the data onto the new card.
Now the apps dont show up.
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Check the market, that's what I was told, all the apps that you have gotten should show up in "your apps". Then just download them into your new SD card.
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I like this approach because the Lexar I just go has a USB adapter with it. Be great if it were USB 3.0 because the card is a Class 10 and I have the port on my ProBook but I'm sure it will still be fast enough using 2.0.
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Default Copy to new Micro SD card not working

Hi I have read through this thread and used some of the suggestions but I'm still having an issue.

I have a Motorola Defy running Android 2.2.2. It came with a stock 2GB micro SD card which I have been using. I'm running out of space so decided to upgrade to a 32GB Sandisk Micro SD card.

I backed up the contents of my current SD card to my computer by plugging the phone in. I formatted the new card (could not get the format function on my phone to work so formatted to FAT32 16kb partitions using an SD card adapter plugged into my computer). I copied the files backed up onto my computer to the new micro SD card via the SD card adapter. I put the new Micro SD card in my phone and it loaded... but most of my pictures are missing and all are greyed out in the phone's Gallery until you open the actual picture.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:06 AM   #39 (permalink)
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In android OS... there are two folders in memory card
1. .android_secure - This is a hidden folder and can only be seen in mass storage mode. this contains all the data of the applications stored on memory card.
2. Android - this is not the hidden folder and contains few data about the applications installed on phone.

Whenever u want to transfer data from one memory card to other just connect ur phone in mass storage mode and copy these 2 folders in the computer. Now disconnect the phone, put new memory card in the phone and connect the phone again in mass storage mode and copy these 2 folders in new memory card. It is necessary that the new card is connected through the phone and not from some card reader. All other stuff can be simply copied in new card. After u do this ur all applications whether they were in phone or memory card will work fine and ur phone is now equipped with a new memory card. I have done this on my Sony Ericsson Neo V and its working brilliantly.
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upgraded from the stock 2gb microsd by buying a 16gb kingston micro sdhc card sa cdrking 600pesos nalang siya. ive heard good feedbacks naman sa kingston na brand when it comes to memory cards. though meron 450pesos na microsd 16gb card ang cdrking na brand. but im not gonna take the risk. better be safe nalang.

continuing...

i then inserted the 16gb into my alcatel onetouch 918n.

then by using a 'microsd to USB' adapter I inserted my 2gb card to my pc.

i used a usb cable to connect my phone(16gb inserted) with the pc.

just to be clear:
2gb card connected via usb adapter to pc
16gb card inserted sa cp then connected cp to pc by usb cable.


i copied everything(literally ctrl+a then ctrl+c) from my 2gb then just pasted it on my phone's new 16gb card. rekta na. di ko na nilagay sa pc ung mga file haha

took me almost 20mins to transfer 1.5gb of data.

after transferring, i then safely disconnected my phone from the pc then rebooted it.

there was a problem though. not all songs have been transfered. but all the apps that was previously installed on the 2gb card was up and running on the 16gb card.

hope this helps. have a good day
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What's FAT32?
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I had trouble copying the data files from my 2 gb to my new 32 bg card. It would copy, then stop at some file and I could never figure out the common thread. Finally took it to my closest Sprint store. The tech was able to copy the files over and replace for me. However, it wouldn't read the disk. It acted as if there were nothing there. I discovered this after I left the shop. So I took it back. He worked on it a little bit and was telling me that I had bought a bad disk. But they called the tech center here in Wichita and they weren't busy, so I went out there. The gal messed with it a little bit and had the same results. I couldn't believe all the trouble they were having. Just before she gave up, she said, "Let me try this for you." She took out the battery, rebooted and "Eureka"! I guess it's just a reminder that when in doubt turn it off and reboot.
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