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  1. ncdude

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    Hi all, I took the sdcard from my Droid x and put it in my bionic. Now I have two SD card entries, one is SD card and the other is SD card-ext. Can I transfer the items from the SD card ext to the SD card and delete the ext all together?

    Thanks, Scott.
     

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    Assuming your Bionic is anything like my Galaxy S2, sdcard refers to internal storage while SD card ext refers to the actual SD card. So I wouldn't remove it.
     
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    This is correct.

    SDCard is your internal phone memory. SDCard-ext is the external SD Card you installed.

    The only way to get rid of SDCard-ext is to remove your SD Card from the phone.
     
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    What they said is true, but you also need to know this:

    most Android apps are hardcoded to use sdcard for data storage - so, yeah, all your app data that you had stored on your old phone to the sdcard will, in fact, probably need to be moved to the sdcard on the BIONIC.

    Once you've done that, you can physically remove the old SDCard from the phone and plug in the one that came with it - you'll still have 2 entries after that, but all your old data will not be accessible by your phone.
     
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    I noticed this with ES file manager & Cubed (3) music player. Drove me crazy for about a week... Basically, I need to copy my music & sound folders to the internal memory for the apps to see it on the external sd card. very strange.
     
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    So, I just got this phone yesterday from the droidX and noticed this also, actually it wasn't till I tried to upload my backups from the card to note everything. I was confused half the night, and I don't think all my apps on the card were showing up on the droid at first. Now they I learned this is the external vs. internal do I cut and paste the app files that are on the ext card to internal? Or do I delete the folders if I make sure they are empty? What if I move the apps that I downloaded to the bionic to save to ext-card? would they merge together then?
     
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    Either cut & Paste or copy them to the internal memory (SDCARD folder). they will then be visable. Some apps hard code the SDCARD folder as the external media... not true with the Bionic the internal user memory (7GB) is the SDCARD folder & the removalble card is the SDCARD-EXT folder.
     

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