Unable to see mp3 files in HTC Hero


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  1. vbvr

    vbvr New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got a new 8GB SDHC card for my phone. I copied over all the folders that were in my old memory card and created an additional folder called 'music' and added a few mp3 files in there. When I try up the phone and look under music I do not see the new song files.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction as to what I might me doing wrong here ?


    Thanks in advance.
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  2. pking

    pking Well-Known Member

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    Make sure you're giving the card enough time to copy the files, and that you're 'disconnecting' the card in windows before pulling it out. Same goes if you're connecting your phone via USB for the mass-storage mode.

    I know in Linux, and I'm guessing in Windows, writing to USB/Flash memory has a fairly large buffer space - easily enough to hold a bunch of mp3s - and if you remove the device before it's actually finished writing the data you'll get corrupted files, missing files, or worse.

    Absolutely always unmount your USB flash/memory devices before disconnecting.

    And if that's not the issue, I'm clueless, that sounds pretty weird.
     
  3. vbvr

    vbvr New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm gonna try and do the copy again to the SD card per your instructions.
     
  4. CMank

    CMank Active Member

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    I too dropped in an 8gig card. The thing I did differently is I went into Settings....SD Card & Phone Storage......Unmount SD card.....and then hit Format SD card. Careful: I did this on the NEW card.

    I'm pretty certain most of the folders were automatically created for me after the format - minus the Photos and Music folders on the root. I remember creating these manually.

    Additionally, there is also a folder with sample wallpaper which will have to be copied over from the old card.

    Try it out.
     
  5. 7point62

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    I have had the problem of adding new music to my card and then correctly disconnecting from my desktop, but when I went to my music widget only my older songs were there. I opened the music player and went to my list of songs, albums, artists and what not and all my songs were listed so I went back to my home screen music widget and then the newer ones showed up.
    I have a 4 GB San disk card and 70 some songs on it, just for your reference.
     
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    vbvr New Member This Topic's Starter

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    That worked. Thanks CMank and everyone else for your suggestions.
     
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