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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheBoyWonder, May 8, 2012.

  1. TheBoyWonder

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    i bought a micro sd card to put music on, i used up all he usb storage and tried to put music on the micro sd but it failed to acknowledge the extra space. what can i do? i drag the music on to the externalSD folder but it doesn't work
     

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    You are correct, the stock music player does not look at the SD card. You can do a few things;

    1. Move all your other stuff to SD Card to make room for music files
    2. Install another Music player that does see the file on SD - there are many. I will leave someone else to continue.
     
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    Not sure about that. I have all my music on the external microSD card and it can find the music just fine. I rarely use the stock player not because it can't be used, but because I find doing the playlist a little tedious. I use Poweramp, and it updates the playlist based on the music folders that I create.

    Actually not sure what the OP meant by dragging the music to the external_SD but doesn't work. Maybe the OP should try moving the files or folders by connecting it like a mass storage device and do it through the PC.
     
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    Whatever he said.
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    The gs2 can be quite picky which folders apps will read. Try creating a folder on the external sd called MUSIC and then move your albums there.
     
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    That could be. I wouldn't know. I made a "Music" Folder and in that folder I have sub-folders based on album name, or artist, etc. Works fine for me. Maybe just lucky.

    I also have notifications and ringtones folder. Those is for choosing from phone when setting ringtones instead of browsing for it.

    Cheers
     
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    What size card & what speed card did you install?

    Also did you let the phone format the card or did you get Windows to format it?
     
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    You might found that if you reboot it forces the phone to do a media scan.

    I've found with all of my music players, on phones, PC or media players, that the best way to organise things is to keep it all in a folder called Music, inside which is one folder for each artist/band, and inside those are the album folders. I have an 'artist' folder called Various for collections.
     

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