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Moving files to root of phone using astro manager?

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    I downloaded the manual froyo update from 'http://www.droid-life.com/2010/08/31/manual-update-droid-incredible-to-android-2-2/" but it says you need to move the downloaded file from sd card to root of phone. I have no clue what I am doing, and I'm pretty sure I cant do it via computer, because I have a mac. So I was wondering if it was possible to move the download to root of phone using astro file manage or whatever its called. Any help would be tremendously appreciated!
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    using astro cut and paste from download folder to root of sdcard
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    Thanks for such a quick response! However, you really need to dumb it down for me, as I do not understand the terminology. I don't even know what the root of the phone is exactly, or where to find it.
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    I have a Droid and a Mac. I am able to connect/mount my Droid to my Mac and view my SD card. I am able to move, copy, delete, or rename any file.

    I'm not sure if the Incredible limits you but try. When connected a white drive will appear on your Mac's screen. Double click and you should be able to view your SD card. When you are finished do a right mouse click and unmount.

    The root of your SD card means the file must be a separate file.

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    Ok, from within astro, longpress on the file you want to move and select either cut or move then navigate to the root of your sd card (which means on the card but not in any folder) then paste.
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    To move the update.zip to the root of your SD card, do the following:
    - Open Astro File Manager
    - Enter the Downloads folder
    - Press and hold on the update.zip file
    - Select "Edit" and then "Copy"
    - Now press the "Astro Up" button once which will take the root directory
    - Press the "Astro Edit" button followed by "Paste"
    The update.zip file should now be in the root directory.
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    It doesn't let me use the option of pasting anything on the root of the phone :/
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    There you go, sorry i use Root Explorer
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    Ok, I was able to hook it up to my mac. Now I dont know where to move the downloaded file to, how do I find the root?
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    On your SD card you will see several files with yellow folders. You do NOT want to put the new file in one of those. The easiest way drag the file from your desktop to the icon on your desktop that represents your phone the computer is smart enough to put the new file on the root and not in a folder.

    Mike
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    The window you see when your phone is plugged in and mounted is your sdcard put it there just not in any folders.
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    Theres nothing on my desktop that resembles my phone, theres only 2 white ipod looking things that pop up when I connect. One's named no name, and it has like album thumbs, DCIM, download, htc sync, etc on it. The other's named Blackberry 2, and it has all my stuff from my sd card on it. Which one do I put it in? Sooooo confusing!
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    What is in them if you click on them?

    The one named Blackberry 2 sounds like it, don't know how it got that name. Just put the file in there (not in a folder).
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    I think its named Blackberry 2 cuz I used to use a Blackberry, and I use the sd card from my blackberry in my htc so it probably just kept the same name. Im usually good with this sort of stuff, but it is extremely confusing for some reason
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    OK well that must be it then, just put the file in there, no folder
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    No it is "no name"
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    Thats where it is, however I think the whole thing is in a subfolder cuz the only things in there are individual pictures and youmail and all that. I dont know if im already in a folder or not, it doesn't let me back out farther. I tried putting it in no name, it was sitting by itself with the rest of the other folders, but I dont think its right tho.
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    Just click and drag the file on your desktop to the unknown and drop. Done.
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    Ok, I'm gonna let the guy with the Mac take over. Lol
    All you Mike
    Sent from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away
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    Ok, I dragged it into no name. Now when I go into astro manager, I go back as far as I can in the folder chain, and its not there. When I am at the main manager screen I open up a folder called emmc, and its in there along with .footprints, .trashes, download, htcsync, lost.dir, mp3, etc....
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