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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by link5150, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. link5150

    link5150 Lurker
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    I just had to replace my DROID and now none of the ringtones won't show up as options and I can't figure out why. Any suggestions?
     



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  2. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert

    Here's what worked on my phone.

    On the SD card, create a directory called media and then inside of that create a directory called audio then inside of that create three, ringtones, notifications and alarms. the tree should look like:

    \mnt\sdcard\media\audio\alarms
    \mnt\sdcard\media\audio\notifications
    \mnt\sdcard\media\audio\ringtones.

    Plop you sound bytes in the appropriate directories and you should be good to go.

    Again, this is what worked for me and I'm sure I found it on this forum somewhere, but can remember where.

    Good luck,
    BigRedGonzo
     
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Specific location of the subfolders doesn't matter as long as they're named correctly. E.g. my Ringtones folder is directly under the Media folder.
     
  4. BigRedGonzo

    BigRedGonzo Android Expert

    I guess I should add...

    I can't remember for sure, but I think it took a reboot to get the OS to scan those directories for new files.

    There is probably a way to force it to rescan, but I don't know what it is.


    BigRedGonzo
     

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