Sounds to be read from card

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  1. OceanQ9m

    OceanQ9m New Member

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    Sounds to be read from card

    Is there a way to get my sounds to be read from the storage card? I am finding a lot of sounds I want to use and so far I have to store them in my device in the Application Data/Sounds folder to get them to be found. Would be ideal if I could keep all my sounds on my card. Thanks for any help.

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  2. n99hockey

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    keep them in the root directory of the SD card
    do not put them in folders (the ones you want read by the device to be ringtones, etc.)
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    Excellent. Thank you very much!

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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    no problem!!
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    What is the root directory of the SD card? I'm new with these things hope you don't mind answering my question.

    Thank you.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    the root directory is basically the main directory
    as soon as you open up the card on the phone....your in it...
    \storage card

    thats the root directory
  7. mikemyu

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    oh...thanks. don't know if I did this right but what I did was made another folder on the storage card named it "My Ringtones". At first the ringtones did not show up, so I opened up the options and unchecked hidden files and hidden system file(something like that) and when I opened up the storage card ringtones it showed up. Then after that I highlighted one ringtone at a time an opened up the properties and unchecked hidden and left the archive check. It works. Did I do this right?
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    no thats not the root directory
    'put them in the root directory' means put the files there...i said in my previous post to OceanQ9m that the files CANT be in folders on the storage card

    this means they have to be loose
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    okidoki...thanks.
    I'll delete that folder and reload it on the storage card like how you said it to be but what I did works as well. What's the difference? Just asking to learn the ways and the differences. Is the way I did it takes up the phones memory? Thanks.
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    Hey Scott...I went to your website but did not see any of your Q home screen and apps. Nice work by the way.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks glad you like the work and glad you got the sounds to work

    my homescreens are here
    www.scottschrob.com/q/main.htm

    my apps are here
    www.scottschrob.com/q/apps.htm

    these links are also in my signature
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    So what is the difference of how I did it and your way? I'm asking cause I want to learn and know the difference. Does my way take up more memory space, I mean cause when I take the card off the phone all the ringtone that is in the card goes away and not be seen in the sounds settings.
    Thanks.
  13. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    that is correct it saves you memory on the phone
    i mean you CAN put them on the phone if you wanted to...but depending on the size it could take up some space that you might want to use for something else.
    this is why the SD card works out well for adding space....if you dont want them on there you dont have to...you can put them on the \application data\sounds folder and when you take the card out they will still be there

    i install nearly everything on my SD card and never really take it out...its all personal preference...there is no right way to do it...just a right way on HOW to do it...
    make sense?:tounge:
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    Thank you very much and thanks for being patient enough to answer my questions.
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    no problemo!

    enjoy your Q:laugh2:
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    Hey Scott one more question, in properties under attributes, there is a check mark on "archive". What does "Archive" really mean and what is it suppose to do? And should there be a check mark on it?

    Thanks again for your help. Apologize for all these questions.
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    i really dont know what its for in this application
    just something i leave alone really
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    I have looked and looked all over for this on the phone and can't seem to find it.
    My question is, where are the stock ringtones that came with the phone located in the phone? If anybody knows where this is at please let me know. I have even unchecked the hidden files and hidden system files and still can't find the stock ringtones on the phone in the file system.
    Thanks.
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    try /windows or \application data\sounds
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    Nope...not there.

    Anybody else who knows where this is?

    Thanks.

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