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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Photofitz, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Photofitz

    Photofitz New Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 17, 2010
    I have an HTC Desire running Android 2.1, unlocked from T-Mobile that I bought on ebay a few days ago. Everything is fine with it, but I'm experiencing a problem with the standard music app and I can't find a solution online.

    I've been loading songs onto the device using the USB cable, with the phone set to Disk Drive. For the first tens of (100?) songs this was fine, with mp3 and m4a tracks being loaded without a hitch.

    However, now the library is showing 100 tracks and strange things are happening. I can load mp3s onto the device as before and they show up initially, I can even play them from the file manager, but when I restart the phone to pick up those songs into the Music app, the files mysteriously disappear from the 32Gb SD card.

    Thinking there might be a limit to the number of songs allowed (surely not?), I deleted some so that there were less than 100 tracks. I copied a new song to the drive and could play it on the phone by firing up the track in File Manager. Thinking that had solved the problem I rebooted the phone.

    When I did so, the song was not found by the Music app. I went into file manager, opened the artist directory, opened the album subdirectory and the song had gone. Further, when I went up 1 level, the album subdirectory had gone too!

    Does anyone have any idea what is happening? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a better music app out there that doesn't delete your files?


  2. HTCNoob

    HTCNoob New Member

    Mar 10, 2011
  3. amit_eighty8

    amit_eighty8 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2011
    Software Engineer
    i think that s the problem related to sd cards only..... can u plz specify which card you are using i mean the company name or i may be some virus/worms on your card....

    so do a check ...use your sd card with your card reader as a flash drive copy some movies and transfer (post the results for it)

    i had this experience i have flash drive 32 gb it worked only twice after that .... it either do not copy ... or do not store any files
  4. SiHa

    SiHa Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Southampton, UK.

    Can you play the songs from the PC? In other words, connect the phone via USB as a disk drive, then play the songs on the card via the PC. If not, it's likely you've got a fake card - a small one masquerading as a larger capacity. These will appear to copy files without complaint, but just throw the data away.
    There's a handy little application about that you can run on the PC to check the card. Will post the link if I can find it.
    You should probably run this with the SD card in a reader on the PC, rather than through the phone.
  5. climbers_uk

    climbers_uk Active Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    "the files mysteriously disappear from the 32Gb SD card"

    I had this issue on my 32gb card, and it atucaly turned out that the card was a fake card! Wasnt even a 32gb card.
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Common. Test with H2testw from a pc... http://db.tt/wTSPISp

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