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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hedge, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. hedge

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    hi,

    I have connected my 2.1 desire up to my xp machine and mounted the drive fine.
    i created a folder "ringtones" within the "media" folder and placed mp3 files within it.
    the only problem being, it only notices the files when the phone has been rebooted. Is this normal?
    thanks
     

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  2. Eris Ed

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    My phone scans the SD card after I disconnect the USB cable. The last folders I added to SD were placed at the top level, not inside an existing folder, and the phone found them right away.

    Not sure the exact solution to your problem, but maybe the phone does a more thorough scan of the SD card after a reboot, which allows it to find the folders-within-folders?
     
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    Or use an app called SDRescan ......so after adding files run the app and all is there without reboot:)
     
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    SD rescan is for up to 2.1. Don't know if it is the best way, but I've got 2.2, so if I've downloaded say some icons and I need the SD card rescanned so the icons can be found (and I'm not at a computer) I unmount the SD card in settings then re mount it. This makes the phone perform a scan of the card and any new folders or downloads are picked up.
     
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