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  1. turbomentor

    turbomentor Well-Known Member
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    Used a nice ringtone editor to create a ringtone that was saved on my SD card. Tried using Astro. To move said ringtone to my system folder but it refuses to go. I even tried using the terminal emulator...wont let me move from sd card to system men. What gives? How can I fix this?

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  2. melissai_

    melissai_ Well-Known Member

    Which app are you using? I have an Evo and I'm using Ringdroid. Works like a charm. No moving files manually needed.

    try it!
  3. batwings1

    batwings1 Well-Known Member

    I assume you know this but wanted to make sure. You can just leave the ringtone on your SD card and use it from there. Just need to create a "ringtones" folder on the card.
  4. Terabethia

    Terabethia Android Expert

    Ringdroid is awesome.

    IF you want to move them (though as mentioned, you don't need to) I always find it easiest to just do it on my computer. Open up the internal drive and the SD drive, drag and drop file to where you want it.
  5. Vaseline Smith

    Vaseline Smith Android Enthusiast

    ringdroid ftw!
  6. turbomentor

    turbomentor Well-Known Member
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    Thanks Tera.

    Didn't think I had to move them either, but when changing ringtones (or in this case, a txt msg notification) when I browse for the newly created notification, it's in the folder on my sd card, but it doesn't show up in the list of available tones.

    Also, this happens all the time when I use Gallery. I plug my SD card directly into my PC and move pictures around (ie reorganize them from the main folder to subfolders). WHen I go into Gallery and open that folder, all the OLD pics are there, but the new ones don't show up (even though they show up on Astro). In order to get Gallery to recognize the new pics, I have to reboot. A minor annoyance, but one I've noticed.

    On the ringtone thing, I still can't understand why I can't seem to move files from my SD card into resident system mem???
  7. turbomentor

    turbomentor Well-Known Member
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    You are 100% correct. I'm trying to move the folder from the SD card ringtones folder to the system/media/audio/notifications folder. Specifically, HandCent is great because I can customize notifications; but it will only (apparently) browse the /system/media/audio/notifications folder...and not the SD card.
  8. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    All you need to do is create a "notifications" folder on the SD card and move the sounds to that folder, they will then show up when you go to set a notification sound.
  9. turbomentor

    turbomentor Well-Known Member
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    Well, I have a notifications folder on my SD card. Its under sdcard/media/audio/notifications. When I browse for notifications using HandCent, it is NOT browsing this folder for some reason.
  10. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    Try moving the notification folder to the root of the SD card, not inside any other folder.
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  11. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Android will look to specific folders you can create on the root of your SD card (if you take this step). "Notifications" and "Ringtones" are included in that list. I like having both b/c there are prompts for both in various apps and menus and I prefer to keep them separated to keep the list of available tones smaller when making a selection.
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  12. turbomentor

    turbomentor Well-Known Member
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    ah HA! The ROOT of the SD card...got it. That's what I get for being anal retentively organized (sdcard/media/audio/notifications and sdcard/media/audio/ringtones)
  13. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    Yes, unfortunately, you can't be too logical with these things :)

    I take it that it worked when you put the folder in the root directory?
  14. turbomentor

    turbomentor Well-Known Member
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    Like a charm!

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