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  1. GalaxyS2Kent

    GalaxyS2Kent Well-Known Member

    I just downloaded a ringtone but can't find it using 'My Files', which searches the SD card. Can someone tell me how to search for a file on my SD card? Either that or just how to get a ringtone generally? For example, where on my Galaxy S2 are the existing ringtones? What format do they need to be?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Downloaded files by default go to /sdcard/Download
    Should be in there
  3. GalaxyS2Kent

    GalaxyS2Kent Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I did look there but couldn't find it. I finally made a folder called "ringtones" and re-downloaded it. That time it worked fine so I now have the Wallander ringtone. Hurrah!
  4. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    When you download a file in the internet browser, they get placed on /sdcard/Downloads. I'm not sure if you set the storage options for the browser to external card if it then goes to /sdcard/external_sd. I've never tried it. Perhaps whatever you used to download the ringtone differs slightly from this behaviour.

    Once your ringtones are on your sd card, you need to create specific folders for them to be recognized. Usually these folders go in a Samsung folder:

    Brace yourself for an ironass retort.....
  5. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member


    Hawker knows that I have the, "Wallander", ringtone on my phone.

    I've had it for over 2 years now after seeing the first episode on BBC television. I plagued the makers, "Left Bank Pictures", who commissioned the ringtone especially for the series. For the full story, see here.
  6. GalaxyS2Kent

    GalaxyS2Kent Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the story link. I assume the ringtone in Series 2 is the same as the one in the first series. I love it and my husband is so jealous because he has an old Nokia phone that he refuses to switch out for a new smartphone and we couldn't find it for his Nokia. I keep telling him he needs a new smartphone.
  7. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Yes, it is and this is season 3 on the BBC now.

    What model of Nokia does he have?
  8. GalaxyS2Kent

    GalaxyS2Kent Well-Known Member

    It says model 6303ci under the battery. I would LOVE to find it for him! Can you help? Thanks.
  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    I have PM'd you with a reply. ;)
  10. bifster

    bifster New Member

    If you could help locate that ringtone, I'd much appreciate it! Big fan of the show & love that haunting ringtone. Been googling for a while but cannot find the proper version.

    My wife thinks I'm nuts of course....
  11. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Log into Zedge and do a search for Wallander.
  12. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

    After we create specific folders
    which folder do i put the folders i made in ?

    Before I did factory reset my phone
    I hade Zedge
    All i did was make 1 Ringtone folder &
    put it in the Zedge folder in Internal memory

    & all my ringtones & Notifications i could chose from System
    but now Only my Ringtones I can choose

    when I go to my Default Notification
    & try to set my choice of Personal from my Ringtone Folder
    I dont see my list :(
  13. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    I already answered this above.
    Create a folder called Samsung and put the sub folders in there. (i think a folder called Media works too to hold these sub folders)

    As long as you place your ringtones and notifications in the correct sub folder then they should appear in the selection lists.

    If you don't see them them it may be because you have only just copied them and you might need to force a media scan. You can do this by rebooting or download and run an app called Rescan SD.
  14. ilordvader

    ilordvader Well-Known Member

    As you see in the screenshot
    I have two of each ringers

    Cos i have 2 Flders
    1- My RIngtones
    2- Samsung & sub folders as u said

    but still i have not all the ringers from your list :(
    its wired
  15. Hawker

    Hawker Well-Known Member

    Where is the screen shot?
    Put some up of where these folders are and their contents and I'll take a look for you
  16. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    I think the folders have to be named in a specific way.


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