Setting Storage card as default storage Location?

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  1. Duke4062

    Duke4062 New Member

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    Setting Storage card as default storage Location?

    Hello, does anyone know how to set the micro sd as the defaut storage location for music & pics? Right now everything gets saved to the internal memory even though I have a micro SD card in the Q9H?


    Another semi related question. I was under the impression the Q9H accepted 8GB cards? When I go to format a 8GB Micro SDhc card I have it says "Over 4GB" and wont let me format it?
  2. LuvrGirl

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    Fire up the Q's camera or video function. Hit Menu>9. Options> highlight the Camera option and select it, and it will give you an option to change where to Save files to: (select your Storage Card) and remember to hit Done and not just exit out.

    ~maria
  3. ninjaap

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    I remember others posted getting this message: "over 4gb". But they claimed that they were able to go ahead with the format.
  4. Duke4062

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    Thanks but how about for music? All my music ends up in the internal memory too?
  5. Duke4062

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    It will not allow me to format it?


    Another strange thing is When I go to main menu>system tools>memory manager I can fully view the card, it says storage 7.60GB, free 7.60GB. But when I go to Main Menu>My stuff>Storage card, it says "No storage Card Found". This is also true of the 2GB card. Is my Q defective or something?
  6. U-2

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    Had the same problem when I inserted the card the first time. Reboot helps.
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    Thanks that fixed that issue.





    Still no luck on formatting the 8GB card or setting the storage card as default location for music storage?
  8. mexiken

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    Try formatting it on a PC if you can. Also, you need to simply drag the music there instead of on the phone when coming from the PC. From a browser, there should be an option to hit "Save As" or something
  9. Duke4062

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    I wouldnt know how to format it on a Pc. Would that even format it correctly?

    Well I blutoothed over some music and it ended up in the internal memory?
  10. U-2

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    I have 8Gb card. I did not have to format it - it is sold already formatted. If you need to format it anyway, put it into the reader and format it as FAT32.
    Another question - why do you need to bluetooth the music over? I copied what I wanted on the storage card using SDHC card reader http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA2029.htm (4x-8x times faster than via USB cable)
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    Since the memory manager recognizes how much storage space the sd card has, doesn't that mean that it's already formated? Why don't you try transferring a file such as an mp3. Then use file manger to open the file. If it opens then everything is good. Just being able to transfer a file into the card should mean it's formatted.
  12. mexiken

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    Yes it would format correctly. But it should be formatted already.

    And you need a Bluetooth manager app if you want to manage where you save files. If not, they will automatically save to my documents.
  13. LuvrGirl

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    PM/email me if you want a Bluetooth manager app that will make your default "save to" location be your storage card.

    I'll email you the app I have on my Q.

    ~maria
  14. Guardian

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    Yes it does mean that it is formatted.
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    Since we are on the subject of storage, can anyone tell me how to get Outlook to save all the attachments on the SD by default?
  16. mexiken

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    I've never found such a way. Let me know if you do though. That would rock.
  17. mexiken

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    By chance, whats it called ???? Cuz I've tried a few on the Q Global that are supposed to work because they worked on the Q, but no dice :embarassed:
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    Could you post that here please, for everyone else to see?. Im interested too.:laugh2:
  19. LuvrGirl

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    Yup, I can :)

    I did this on my Q9 Global with AT&T and it works perfectly!!!

    ** MOVE EMAIL & ATTACHMENTS TO STORAGE CARD **

    Updated for Windows Mobile 6!
    1) Using the file manager in activesync, create the following folders on your Storage Card.

    \MAPI
    \MAPI\ATTACHMENTS

    You can actually name them whatever you want, "Inbox" for example.

    2) Now browse to \Windows\Messaging (SmartPhone)

    If you want to save all of your existing mail, move everything in this directory to the new ones on your Storage Card.

    3) Now fire up your registry editor and navigate to the following.

    For WM5 Phones: [ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MAPI ]
    For WM6 Phones: [ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Inbox\Settings ]

    Then create the following STRING VALUES:

    Name: AttachPath
    String: \Storage Card\MAPI\Attachments

    Name: PropertyPath
    String: \Storage Card\MAPI

    4) Reboot your phone and then goto your inbox. If you can see all of your mail then mission accomplished. Double check your attachments as well.

    ~maria
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