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  1. Holeshot88

    Holeshot88 Active Member
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    I bought a few songs on google play via credit witch went through, but there are no were to be found. Neither the google player or stock media player it comes with. What am I doing wrong? And whats the easiest way to transfer music from my computer to my LTEVO?

    MOD NOTE: Here is a solution to this; its found in this thread however I am going to add it here:

     

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  2. ArmageddonX

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    Hello! Have you tried Astro File Manager or browsing your SD-Card via-USB?

    ~ ArmyX
     
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  3. Granite1

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    Plug your phone into your computer with the usb cable, then select Media Link.

    Once the pop up opens, choose "open device to view files". Then open the "Phone" folder. In here look for either the music folder, or the downloads folder. The music "should" be in either of these. If it's not, search around in here and see if you can locate it.

    If you want to transfer music to the phone, just open the "music" folder referenced above and drag and drop in here. :)
     
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  4. omiller315

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    Speaking of Media Link. Is there a Win7 64 bit driver? Mine always fails at install
     
  5. Granite1

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    I plugged my phone into my Windows 7 X64 rig and it loaded right up. :thinking:

    Give me a hot minute and I'll check and see if I can locate any drivers.. :)

    EDIT:

    I located the HTCSync update for the El Tevo. I'm not sure if this will solve your issue, but it's worth a shot. :)

    http://dl3.htc.com/application/sync/htc_sync_3.2.10_us.exe
     
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  6. omiller315

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    Thanks Granite. I will check it out.
     
  7. Granite1

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    No Problem. :)

    Let us know if it works.
     
  8. Skid71

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    Granite...
    Just wanted to confirm that instead of
    media link you meant HTC sync possibly?

    I've been trying to use dropbox to
    transfer music but can't figure out how to
    move it from the dropbox app to the
    "Music" folder.
     
  9. omiller315

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    Still an error loading the MTP driver.. Hmm.. You got me on the right path though, so I will dig deeper and check back if you have other suggestions. then for good measure got a nice BSOD after updating HTC Sync.lol

    well i think I got the MTP. I had some old HTC Sync, so after removing, I went through my registry and deleted anything HTC related. However now when I use HTC Sync, I get the BSOD with Bad Pool Header. Onto my next troubleshooting. Thanks for the help. Working IT, it is nice to goto someone else for help occasionally.lol
     
  10. omiller315

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    Apparently it didnt like my USB3 card that came with my motherboard. I used my PC case's USB2 headers and worked like a charm. Odd, but I knew it had to be something stupid.lol Thanks again for the help.
     
  11. EasyEEE

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    Have downloaded pdfs and other files. Short of downloading a file manager, how the hell do you find these files? Hehe
     
  12. tropicalsuns

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    I use es file explorer to navigate to the download folder...
     
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  13. marctronixx

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    as is usual with Android, you need a file explorer app. ES file explorer is tops for me.
     
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  14. jcommerce

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    Ditto!
     
  15. Covert_Death

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    ASTRO file manager is my favorite, it makes it so easy to copy/paste or move files around right on the phone
     
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  16. EasyEEE

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    I know what a file manager is. That's not what I was asking. I had asked ,"Where if the Downloads App Equivalent?" ... But, thanks to a mod changing the title of the post, this is where we're at ...

    Anyway, with the EVO 4G and Inspire you don't. HTC (or Google?) at least provided you a basic way to view downloaded files.

    Asus Transformer Prime came with it's own file manager and has a separate downloada app.

    File managers are fine.. But, there are a lot of people who will be buying these devices, or using Android 4, that won't know anything about file managers.. .

    Just would have been nice to have included something basic.

    Anyway, thanks.
     
  17. Harry2

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    Without a file manager, you could go in the internet browser's menu, Downloads ...

    Harry
     
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  18. NeoteriX

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    There is the "Downloads" application on your phone which will take you to all historic downloads.
     
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  19. EasyEEE

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    Thanks! That's it. I have found the Downloads via stock browser menu and that makes sense. Just no shortcut... Hmm
     
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  20. PattiCakeUS

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    I was a little surprised that some files just seem to go where they belong automatically without me doing anything...

    For example:
    I had several ringtones on my old phone I wanted to keep and due to my lack of skill :rolleyes: I didn't get them onto my new phone the way I probably should have after activation. I ended up taking them off my old phone and putting them on my pc and then emailed them to myself. When I opened the first email I thought I'd have to save each ringtone to the right place within the phone but I couldn't find a "save" option in email, and after a little bit of frustration I saw that they automatically showed up in my ringtones list.

    The same thing happened when my daughter sent me a picture in a text, later I noticed it had appeared in my gallery without me saving it. It's cool and a little annoying at the same time. Now every time I get a picture - if it's not something I want to keep I need to go delete it from my gallery.... but I can live with it now that I understand what's happening :p

    Oh, and in keeping with the topic of this thread, I use Astro file manager.
     
  21. omiller315

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    +1 for Astro. Used it on the OG evo and liked its functionality and ease of use.
     
  22. I luv trolling

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    Root explorer seems to be what suits me.
     
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  23. omiller315

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    I noticed it too. I got a phot, long prpessed and selected Save to SD Card. Thought for sure it would goto Downloads. Actually I am not sure where the photo went that I downloaded, but like you it shows in my gallery.Just checked details and since I use Handcent, it put it in the Handcent folder on my SD Card. Interesting.

    **edit**. Just noticed Stock and Handcent put them in the internal storage. Camera put them on external SD. Will have to check for a setting somewhere. Email app put them on External. If you look at the photos in gallery. Click on one. Then click on it again when you only see one photo and select More-Details. If it says SD Card it is internal. If it says SDcard_extsd then it is external. Going to check for Save settings.
    **Update**. Goto Settings-Storage-App Storage Location and Update all to Storage card(if you want). Tried messages again and it saved to Downloads on my MicroSD Card. This way all your downloads should goto one folder from email app and stock text.
     
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  24. some.devil

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    Astro File Manager works best for me.
     
  25. marctronixx

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    you have a downloads icon as one of the 3 icons on the handset at the bottom, no? i dont have the phone in front of me but is this what you are looking for? apologies if I am confused (it happens:) )


     

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