my sd card will work in my new phone

July 17, 2011 at 12:45:36
Specs: Windows XP
I have bought a new phone and the SD card works in the one phone but not the new one. it's showing that its in but empty. am I doing something wrong

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#1
July 17, 2011 at 12:51:23
What are the two phones in question? The formatting process on one of them may be different than the other (unless, of course, they're identical).

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#2
July 17, 2011 at 12:53:07
It shows empty because the sd card is new, format the new sd card in your new phone.

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#3
July 17, 2011 at 12:58:52
Do you mean the SD card is new to the phone?

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#4
July 17, 2011 at 13:02:54
Do you mean the SD card is new to the new phone?? If I hit format memory card it says all data will be erased. I don't want to delete anything.

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#5
July 17, 2011 at 13:23:20
Transfer sd card data to a pc(card reader or bluetooth or phone cable) then format it. Connect new phone into a pc and transfer the files back to memory card.

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#6
July 17, 2011 at 19:29:21
When you format the card on a phone it creates separate folders for pics, videos and mp3s and gives those folders names. If those folder names are not the same as what the second phone would use then it's possible that second phone will not be able to access those folders and might see the card as blank.

It also seems not uncommon for those cards to lose their data when moved around to other hardware.

If you use a PC card reader you should be able to see whatever is still on the card.

If you format the card in the new phone then it'll be usable but empty. If you want to make sure you save what's on the card then first use the card reader to transfer the files on the card to your PC.

It may be difficult to get the files back on the card in the new phone as phone cards are often seen as read-only by a PC. In that case you may need to email them to your new phone.


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