Help!! Picture saving problems

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    I'm having issues with saving photos taken with RAZOR MAXX. If I select to have the pictures saved to SD Card from camera menu options whatever pics I take or have taken disappear but if I select to have them saved to internal memory the photos are saved fine. I just don't get it. Any help would be much appreciated.
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    I'm having that same problem! Seems like with the Maxx, it has designated areas for certain apps, pics, etc to be stored. With My X, items would automatically be stored on the SD card. I thinks its different with the Maxx though. If I'm not mistaken I think you have to move the pics to the SD card manually if you want it removed from internal memory. I'm still trying to figure it out. It's crazy and thats the one thing I dont like about the Maxx. Just one...though:biggrin:!
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    Huh? In the camera app settings scroll down to the "storage Location" and pick SD card.
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    Huh what? Thats not the problem your having? If not, than just disregard my comment!!!!!
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    My MAXX camera is set to SD storage and works fine.

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    OK... So this is tripping me up. Now today its seems to be working fine but the last few days it wouldn't save them to the SD card at all. Thanks though and I will keep informed on any other strange happenings.
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    Good to hear its working for ya
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    Guess I was wrong. I had taken a few photos earlier today and they were viewable from SD card. About an hour ago checked and they are now nonexistent. What the heck is going on here?

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    Saw this in another forum, maybe it will help.


    I'm 90% sure that the OP's issue is caused by Google and Motorola renaming the internal storage partition \mnt\sdcard and the sd card itself as \mnt\sdcard-ext. This is a feature, not a bug (makes it easier for phones that don't have Sd cards, and let's everyone actually use the internal space). I can assure you neither moto nor google have any intention of changing that, and its up to app developers to adapt to the change(although there its room for google to provide a single location to set the location setting for many apps in one place). Check the app in question, and see if there is an option to change where it saves stuff, and if so change it to the "-ext" folder.
    Source: SD card issues with Motorola - Android Forums
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    I have been having the exact same issue...I did what you suggested quite awhile ago and it did not help at all. Exact same problem...any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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    I myself have not found a a solution to this problem. So in the meantime, I take pictures and immediately upload them to my PC via motocast. The only problem I have with this is it shortens battery life.

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    Well after all the fumbling around, I've come to find that the SD card was bad. I got a different one and VIOLA!!! Everything is good.

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    Geez I read too late... that was gonna be my recommendation...

    ----posted maxx'ed out----
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    Better late than never. Thanks!

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    I just noticed I am having the same problem. Pictures won't save to the SD card. The SD card doesn't seem to be damaged because I can access other pictures that I have on there, that I transferred on to the card when I got the Maxx. I haven't had a chance to really play with it other than to change it from SD to Internal. Guess I will play with it this weekend and see what I come up with
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    I'm having the same issue. I know there in the phone, the location is my question. If I open my gallery or open my qicpick app(I dont like the stock gallery,) I cant see any picture I've taken with this phone. I see everything, even some stuff from when I was running a custom ics ROM. But I can't see my recent pictures from a gallery. the only way I see them is actually opening the camera and clicking on the pictures in the corner. Then I see them. But I can't find them fore nothing even using root explorer and searching in the sd card and ext card. Any ideas.and yes I have storage location set to sd card. Just can't see them to upload to Facebook per say without going through the camera to see them
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    I dont know the application you are running. I use 3d gallery and I have had some weird things happening with mine. I have yet to find any answers. Mine isnt with pictures I took with the camera - they are with pictures I physically transferred on to the SD card that have magically disappeared. I can view them but there is no file location for them. in the 3D gallery view it has a lil triangle on them (i was thinking some cloud program but I never set one up!!)
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    Internal vs External Storage

    I've been having similar issues. I use FishBowl Gallery. Today I attempted to move my images from my external SD card to my laptop. The images were not on the external card. After a bit of probing, they were clearly on the phone's internal storage. I rechecked my settings and confirmed that default storage was to the external SD card. I mounted my SD card, the phone asked if I wanted to move my pictures from internal storage to external (presumably to the card I just inserted). I clicked "OK". It did it's job and said nothing was left. When I looked, still nothing on the external card.

    I used a file manager (ES File Explorer) and after a couple of attempts to move the pictures folder to the external SD card I realized that my INTERNAL card was actually listed as "SD Card" while my EXTERNAL card was listed as "SD Card - Ext". Well, that's just dumb.

    So that explained one thing - my photos were not successfully moved to the SD card because I was picking "SD Card" (which is actually the INTERNAL storage).

    When moving files, I moved back up a directory to the root and the external SD Card was listed (again, as SD Card - ext). I was able to move the photos to the proper removable storage card.

    In addition, under the main default directory listing, there was an "ext" folder. This was actually a link to my removable SD Card. Stupid, IMHO.

    That begs the question - why does the option in the system settings not make it clear that the SD Storage option is actually the NON-removable built-in SD Card? And why is there no option (as far as I've found) to default to the removable storage?

    I haven't messed with it enough to see if there is a "work around".

    I've been using Droids for years and love them. This is the first one I've had that had this issue.

    Thanks for listeing. Hope I didn't just write a bunch of crap that's obvious to everyone, and that I'm now just catching on to. :)
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    The only thing I know to do is manually move the pics. It sucks i know. I'm not sure why there isn't a way to set it up to save directly to the sdcard-ext.

    And welcome to the forum, enjoy. :)

    DROID RAZR MAXXIMIZED!!!! PREPARE TO BE VANQUISHED!!!
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