How do I transfer Droid 1 SD card to Razr Maxx?
OK, I took my old SD Card out of my Droid 1 (DroidDinosaur?) and installed it in my Razr Maxx. The Maxx laid down a new empty file directory for Docs, DCIM, etc. Using 3rd-party apps like Astro & ES File, I can't find my old files/data anywhere. They just can't see it. Neither can any of my apps. Photos, Documents, downloads, backups, all gone. Well, one piece of weirdness: When I went to set wallpaper and used MyGallery, that brought up all my old photos. But other installed or 3rd-party app can see any of the old stuff. I took the sd card out and looked at it on my PC using a USB adapter and everything's there, intact. But Maxx can't see it.
Anybody solved this problem? I just want to be able to point apps to my old data, I want to see and point to my old photos, my old videos, my old apps/backups. I'm thinking I'm going to have to move them all into the new structure using the PC, but I'm wondering if anyone else has found a way to point to the old files on a new phone.
Nope. That would be too easy :-)
No, that's almost the Verizon Standard Response: Save it off, reformat the card, put it back. I did find a workaround, but it doesn't answer the question "What's happening?" or "Where's it putting the new/old directory?" The response below is interesting; i.e. that the "SDCard" is actually just a label on the phone memory, although that would really suck.
Originally Posted by 94lt1
Here's what I did, along with some additional evidence that, when I have the time to track it down, might lead to an answer:
The copies files were now visible on the Maxx and my apps. The question remains are these really on the SD Card or on the phone itself. If on the phone itself, this all makes sense. If on the SD Card, the markers may help me find where it's burying them. I HOPE these weren't just copied to the memory, since that now means I'm never seeing my extended storage and that's a problem. I'll have to monitor space usage and see where things are being saved. Even if directories are hidden or buried, one big video file saved should show up in the available/used memory.
- When I use a USB adapter, I can see my old data and that's ALL I see. So I saved everything onto my laptop (and backed it all up, as-is, to another 16GB SDCard).
- Then, with the SDCard back in the phone, I hooked up the phone to the USB of my PC and enabled USB data mode, so the PC saw it as an external drive. Interestingly, NOW, I could only see the NEW directory structure. So...
- I copied the data I needed from the directories backed up on the PC to new directories (and a few to the phone's defaults). I created the new directories ("D1-etc") as a marker, so I can hunt them down in the future when I have time and to map to in 3rd-party apps on the Maxx.
I just don't understand why moving from one Motorola phone to another, even with the OS upgrade, should excuse them not lookiing for existing directories when I upgrade. That's just lazy.