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Where is music stored? ringtones? other docs?

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by Calab, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Calab

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    Where does Android expect a user to store their data?

    My SD card is a jumble of directories created by all the apps that have ever been in my phone. I have no idea what most of them are for. Why isn't there some kind of directory structure in use here?
    /AppData
    /UserData
    /SDCard/AppData
    /SDCard/AppData/MyBackupPro
    /SDCard/UserData
    /SDCard/UserData/AppStorage
    /SDCard/UserData/AppStorage/MyBackupPro
    /SDCard/UserData/Music
    /SDCard/UserData/Ringtones
    /SDCard/UserData/Downloads

    ...etc

    I try to keep my personal stuff (music, wallpaper, photos) all under a "MyData" directoryon the SDCard, but then some apps can't find it - such as the album art downloader that I'm trying to run now.
     

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    You can put your music anywhere on the card, as well as photos and videos. The music/gallery apps will automatically scan and find them. I personally just put them in a folder called Music.
     
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    yup u have to locate is default folder and scaning is the appropriate solution for it........
     
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    I just created a folder called music, sdcard/music and dumped everything in there.
     
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    Hi all, I am new here and wanted to add to this topic. I have just started copying music to my Android (HTC Inspire) and I am not sure I am doing it correctly. The files are on our computer in m4a file format. I just opened my Android on my PC as an external USB drive and created a folder on the root called Music and copied the music there. Do I have to create the folder under SDCARD? I don't see a folder call sdcard?! Can it go on the root? Also, how does Android organize bands albums, etc? Do I have to create the band and then the folder for each album? Not sure about the folder structure.
     

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