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Media Directory Structure

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dieselpowered, Jan 7, 2010.

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    Quick question, for those of you who have music and movies on your phones, what directory structure did you use on the card?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Since receiving no answers, can I assume that everyone is just placing them at the root of the SD card?
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    lol, I never thought about the directory structure. I'm sure many others have. I just know that if I want music I press this button, if I want pictures, they are over here.
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    I would love to know what structure people use...I have a "music" directory but for some reason my saved ringtones show up in my music playlist...what a pain...
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    Ya I think it is the engineer in me, lol.

    Was note sure if people had it broken down anyway...for example:

    Media
    .Audio
    .Videos
    .Pictures

    Or something like that.
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    It doesn't matter where you put the files. There is no inherent File Directory Structure that I am aware of.

    The phone just scans the SD card and map the files to the categories.

    I tend to keep my own files organized, but alot of maps just dump them in their own naming/directory schemes - very annoying.
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    Ya I am with you...I like to keep things organized.

    If I remember correctly, ringtones needed a specific structure though.
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    Create a directory on your card called 'media' inside that create another called 'audio' then inside there, create one called 'ringtones'

    Your ringtones will not show in your playlist.
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    You ROCK! :)
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    In addition, if you have certain tones for notifications and alarms, you can create folders for those as well, just create them under the 'audio' directory. :) So one directory called 'alarms' and another called 'notifications'
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