Moving items from one SD card to another?Support


  1. jeffj318

    jeffj318 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully a simple question .....
    I have the 2 GB card that came with the LG Optimus V. I have downloaded some apps, music and photos on the phone. I purchased an 8 GB SD card to replace 2 GB card. Do I move all the items from the 2 GB to the computer and then transfer them to the 8 GB card and re-insert? Thanks!

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  2. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar Guide

    Should but there's always those unforseen problems that can arise.
  3. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    That's exactly how I did it recently when I upgraded my SD card. I waited a week before I formatted the old card just in case there were issues with the move. :p
  4. brotherswing

    brotherswing Well-Known Member

    Always a good idea to keep an extra backup.
  5. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Make sure you have view hidden files enabled in Windows Explorer if using Windows.
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  6. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar Guide

    I started to put that in my post but want sure if it mattered. Lol.
  7. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Better safe than sorry.
  8. Thorsten

    Thorsten Well-Known Member

    Thank you for including the qualifier at the end! :)

    Many people have no idea how confusing it can be when recommendations are given that apply only to certain operating systems. It goes without saying that not everybody uses Windows, but what many don
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  9. raunhar

    raunhar Member

    I too faced a problem while transfering the apps from one Sd to another.
    I took the back up of all the folders/files on my PC. Then i copied the backup onto my new SD using the SD adaptor.
    When i inserted the SD into my mobile, the apps did not show up.

    I again inserted my old card, even then also the apps were not showing.
    What could be the problem.
  10. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping you had the device powered off (or unmounted the uSD) before removing the uSD. Inserting the new card and powering up should work fine. If you didn't power down first, I would do a reboot.
  11. benslgdroid

    benslgdroid rockstar Guide

    if the card was not unmounted you could have corrupted the card
  12. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    If your still having problems with uSD card, insert it into the PC and reformat it.
    Go to start/computer/right click on the sd card and select format. Select to format back to default. This will take a while and will erase all data. After it is done, select the icon in the task bar to safely remove it. Wait for it to tell you it's OK. Then turn the power off on the phone and insert the uSD card. Power up and wait for everything to reboot. Then select erase SD card in menu/settings/storage. After this you should now be able to transfer the info back on to the uSD card.
    If you have power on the phone you must always go to the storage option and unmount the sd card before pulling it out of the phone. If the power is off you can pull it with now problems, when you power up it will auto mount.
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  13. nanzo

    nanzo Active Member

    Thanks, gang.... this is very helpful, as I'm waiting for my 16 G memory card.... Have a great weekend!

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