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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by backroad, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. backroad

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    Sorry is this is the most inane question but I've just come over from the dark (ifone) side and this is all a bit new.

    Connecting my S3 to the PC I see it listed as SCH-1535 Portable Media Player. Connecting to that drive I see lots of directories -- but not the MNT/SD Card directory that I see when using something like Astro. How do I reach those directories from the PC?

    Also, when I navigate up from mnt/sdcard to the root level I see both an mnt and and sdcard directory. Which is actually the sdcard?

    thanks.
     

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  2. SUroot

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    mnt/sdcard is the mountpoint of the /sdcard partition.

    If you're talking about the internal sdcard, this is it. This is probably what shows up on your PC under PTP. mnt/extSdCard is the micro SD card, if you have one.

    Not really sure I understand the question.
     
  3. backroad

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    Thanks, yes I understand that the mnt/sd is the card. But when viewing the directories in Windows it does not show up in the directory listing.

    My wife has an Incredible. That shows up as two drives: both the internal storage and the SD card. I guess I was expecting the same but for the S3 I can't see/find the sdcard (when connected via USB to the Windows machine).
     
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    It doesnt show up as sch i535 in explorer or even my computer? It's not going to show up as a drive like C:/ D:/ etc.
     
  5. lennydude

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    I am using the AT&T version. When i hook it up to my Windows 7 notebook, it lists itself as.............
    >SAMSUNG-SGH-I747
    ...>CARD
    ...>PHONE

    As it says, the phone is the "internal" memory and the card is the "SD Card".
     
  6. backroad

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    Yes, it shows up as SCH 1535 Portal Media Player in "My Computer." But when you open that "drive" it only shows one set of directories (not the expected two - Phone and SD Card -- and neither the MNT nor SDCard directory is among them.

    Seems weird to me.
     

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