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Old 01-17-2012, 09:48 AM
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Default Do pictures taken by device go to sd card?

Did some checking through my files and could not find my pictures stored to external sd card.Where would i look in my files to find pictures and apps that are stored in internal memory?Can I move my pictures i have taken to my card?
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:06 AM
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By default the pictures are stored on the internal memory at:
/mnt/sdcard/Camera
You can certainly move them with a file manager. You can also set the camera to send them to your external SD: Camera>settings>tools>pagedown>storage.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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Mine are stored at /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Camera, but I moved it to stored at /mnt/sdcard/external_SD/DCIM/Camera, now they're external. I have photos and MP3's on external.
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:49 AM
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By default the pictures are stored on the internal memory at:
/mnt/sdcard/Camera
You can certainly move them with a file manager. You can also set the camera to send them to your external SD: Camera>settings>tools>pagedown>storage.
I'm still curious about this. When you say "file manager", is that a general term? Do you have anything on your SGP that allows you to move files and if so, what is it called? Thanks.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:00 PM
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I'm still curious about this. When you say "file manager", is that a general term? Do you have anything on your SGP that allows you to move files and if so, what is it called? Thanks.
Its a built in app called "My Files." By holding a file or folder,options will pop up and you can move a folder or copy it the same way that you would do on a computer.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:13 PM
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Ingenious! Thanks Lagoo!
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:29 PM
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Many other "file managers" (better) are available also: FX Explorer, File Expert, Astro, ES.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:47 PM
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Mine are stored at /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Camera, but I moved it to stored at /mnt/sdcard/external_SD/DCIM/Camera, now they're external.
Yikes, /mnt/sdcard isn't the SD card?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:49 PM
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Good catch tcat. I accidentally skipped the dcim directory when typing my post. Yep lots of good file managers out there. I'm fond of ES File explorer. I use the LAN and FTP support there quite a bit.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:09 PM
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Yeah, crazy... at root there is "Phone Internal Memory" and "SD Card", those are both "internal". The "external_SD" is the one you put in the player. When you move an app to USB storage, it goes to "SD card" if you have no ext., and to "external_SD" if you do have one (I think). I like File Expert, I also use it's wifi support, and it's "cloud" based Dropbox directory, makes it much easier to move DB files.


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Yikes, /mnt/sdcard isn't the SD card?
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:11 PM
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Mine are stored at /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/Camera, but I moved it to stored at /mnt/sdcard/external_SD/DCIM/Camera, now they're external. I have photos and MP3's on external.
So you can now pull card out and copy photo's to computer? Does the DCIM/Camera show up when you put card in computer reader, or are you transfering by plugging the Galaxy into usb? I want to put music on external sd, so would I use the same theory,
/mnt/sdcard/external_sd/Music
Thanks for any help with this.
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Ingenious! Thanks Lagoo!
Thanks, that was an easy way to do it.

I use Sandisk Sansa Clip for MP3, and have all my music in folders by artist on micro card. Can this be copied the same way into the music folder? Every device is different, so sorry if asking stupid questions. I'm used to just putting card in computer reader and copy/paste what I want on it.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:42 PM
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Yeah, crazy... at root there is "Phone Internal Memory" and "SD Card", those are both "internal". The "external_SD" is the one you put in the player.
Yeah, I was thinking an "external" SD card wouldn't require taking the back off of the player to get to. That sounds rather "internal" to me.

Generally it's not a good idea to have mount points under mount points. They should have made it /mnt/external_SD. Perhaps there was some software reason why they couldn't do that.
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So you can now pull card out and copy photo's to computer? Does the DCIM/Camera show up when you put card in computer reader, or are you transfering by plugging the Galaxy into usb? I want to put music on external sd, so would I use the same theory,
/mnt/sdcard/external_sd/Music
Thanks for any help with this.
With some of good file managers that have been mentioned, there is no need to pull the card out to copy to the computer. Just transfer whatever files you want through the file manager to your PC over your WiFi.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:16 PM
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Why would anyone pull their card out? (although you can do it that way) Connecting the USB cable connects it like a drive, just drag and drop (fastest). Or with the file manager, if you have wifi, just drag and drop (still pretty fast). You just create a folder on your external card "Music" or "MP3" or whatever, and put all music there.
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Why would anyone pull their card out?
Because like for me,while I'm not using the device and I want it to charge. I usually take the card out and use another card reader to add and remove stuff to the card while the device itself is charging through a wall outlet.
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Old 01-17-2012, 04:58 PM
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OK, but I found it charges just as fast (which is not fast) through USB, and you can charge and move files at the same time. I moved 9 gb in less than 30 minutes.

Sample of file structure shown in FX:
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:14 PM
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By default the pictures are stored on the internal memory at:
/mnt/sdcard/Camera
You can certainly move them with a file manager. You can also set the camera to send them to your external SD: Camera>settings>tools>pagedown>storage.
Cant figure out how to bring up settings for camera to set it up to send pictures to external sd card.Where do i go on the device to get the camera> settings>tool set up you show?Cant find anything in settings for camera and when i start up camera the menu button doesnt give me a menu

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Old 01-17-2012, 08:26 PM
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To confirm where the pictures are stored, I think it's a good idea to take several snapshots, then see where the space is being occupied. As long as there is an SD card present the pictures should be located there.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:38 PM
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Hit the button at lower left, then the wrench, then page 2, option to store on memory card or Internal.


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Cant figure out how to bring up settings for camera to set it up to send pictures to external sd card.Where do i go on the device to get the camera> settings>tool set up you show?Cant find anything in settings for camera and when i start up camera the menu button doesnt give me a menu
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