Support Cannot find files associated with ringtones list

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Legomaniac, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Legomaniac

    Legomaniac Member
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    Hello everyone,

    I recently got a droid and have been loving everything about it.

    I have noticed something interedting however. I dowloaded a file to use as a ringtone, and got it to work just fine, however I somehow, while not paying attention, duplicated the ringtone and now there are two identical tones in the ringtone list.

    I figured it would be easy enough to get rid of one by deleting its cooresponding file, so I used astro file manager to search the root directory " / " for the name of the ringtone. I made sure the search all sub directories button was checked but it came up with nothing.

    Are the ringtones stored in a location astro can't browse? If so, how do I find where they are so I can delete this pesky duplicate?

    Thanks a lot in advance,

    Legomaniac
     

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  2. warrior21

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    Did you look in the media folder? There is a folder in there labeled audio and inside there are two folders. One is for ringtones and the other is for notifications
     
  3. Legomaniac

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    Just to double check I looked in the /system/media/audio/ringtones folder and neither of the offending files were there...

    Any other ideas?
     
  4. warrior21

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    Sorry I don't. If it was saved as a ringtone and it's not in the media folder or the download folder I'm not sure where they would be. Although my media folder doesn't list all of mine and I can't locate the alarm clock sounds either. Hopefully someone will chime in with an answer for you
     
  5. Shadowtech

    Shadowtech Well-Known Member
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    Don't look in /system, only stock ringtones go there. It will be sdcard/media/audio/ringtones. Also, depending on what program you used to download it, it may be in a folder named for that app. I know Zedge and Mabilo Ringtones both use their own folders on the sdcard to store the audio files, I'm sure others probably do as well.
     
  6. Legomaniac

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    Well, unfortunately there is no such directory on my sdcard

    I tried searching all of my sd card (both with astro file manager and on my pc) and the files simply aren't there. I even made sure when checking on my pc that hidden files were set to be shown, and the definitely aren't there.

    I used the web browser to download the tones, so I checked the "downloads" directory and the files weren't there either.

    So the two offending ringtones are obviously somewhere on the phone's memory (which makes the situation a little more dire, as there are no room for dupes with only 256 mb to spare)

    Thanks for the ideas so far! I appreciate the help.
     
  7. Wobbly

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    Just reading the posts above it would seem that the file systems are different for the same phone, for example I dont have a system/media folder! Anyway I found the downloaded files in a folder that related to the name of the market vendor, deleted them but the file name still remained in the ringtone list. after an hours digging around I wondered if a phone reboot might get rid of them - it did! just power off your phone and restart.... worked for me
     

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