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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BSmith, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. BSmith

    BSmith Well-Known Member
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    Over the course of the past week or so I have been downloading the .apk files of some programs I wanted and didn't want to forget about.

    How do I go about loading these from my PC to the Droid? My Computer isn't showing a mobile device or anything.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Carl C

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    Hi BSmith :)

    Simply pop the .apk files onto your memory card and download a program off the market such as "astro" and use it's function to install from SD. It will then use the .apk files to install the relevant program.

    Carl
     
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  3. BSmith

    BSmith Well-Known Member
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    I need to take it outta the phone I assume? Since I'm not showing it in "My Computer"?
     
  4. Carl C

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    Nope ,

    you should be able to plug your phone into the computer as normal , Now drag down the Notification bar from the top and click "Mount". Now go to "My Computer" and click the removable drive you may now drop the .apk on the card.

    Carl :)
     
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  5. BSmith

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    Hey! That's how you get that thing to come down from the top!

    Thanks man. I feel like a 3 year old trying to do a 5000 piece puzzle.

    I appreciate it a bunch.
     
  6. Carl C

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    LOL, No problem :D

    If you need anything else Just Post back! Theirs no such thing as a silly question ;)
     
  7. MitchWill

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    I'm having a hard time finding where the files are that I put on the SD card. I tried creating a new folder and everything but I can't find it with Astro. I think I'm missing something really simple. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  8. dmodert66

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    If you can't find them, just drop them into the "root" of the SD card (in other words, not in a folder)...
     
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  9. kokiangel

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    When you go into Astro, click the Up folder icon at the very top until you get to the main level. You should then see your sd card. Click on the sd card and then find your folder where you dropped your files. See if that solves your problem. I labeled mine DOWNLOADS all caps so I could easily find it because that card gets filled up fast.
     
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  10. takeshi

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    Are you actually using a Droid or a Droid Incredible? The latter has separate internal storage.

    Folders are the same whether mounted or not. The root of the SD card is the same whether mounted to the Droid or a PC. Can you verify that any of the folders match what you see on the device when mounted to your PC?
     
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  11. RonRasmussen

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    I too had a problem locating my file on the SD card. I accidently hit the camera icon and got a message that I could not use the camera because the SD card was mounted to my PC. I unplugged the cable and all of the files in the SD card were visible.

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. AngryHatter

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    A year later?
    Perhaps.
     

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