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Topic # 128775 22-Aug-2013 22:26
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Hi Just installed a micro SD card to this phone but cannot see how to use it or format it or anything !

I'm wanting to use it as a flash drive to transfer files between PCs.

Thanks for any help





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  Reply # 883090 22-Aug-2013 22:36
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Does it appear when you plug onto USB/



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  Reply # 883093 22-Aug-2013 22:47
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LOL I haven't tried that yet!!

Just assumed there'd be some way in the phone to see if it's there.

Spent to long hunting around its gone flat and is charging, but will do that next.

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  Reply # 883095 22-Aug-2013 23:02
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If you're going to use it to shuttle files around PCs you'll need explorer in a PC anyway right

there is a utility on Pocket PC but i cant recall if there is on the smartphone OS running on the HTC Snap



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  Reply # 883096 22-Aug-2013 23:16
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I'm a bit new to this, but pretty sure it's running Windows - or the cellphone version of Windows.

There was an Explore icon but it's seeing something other than the SD card.




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  Reply # 883097 22-Aug-2013 23:26
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Yes its running the Windows Mobile OS

You might need to select the sd card in Explorer, or format it first

wouldn't a USB key be easier for moving files around? :)



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  Reply # 883108 23-Aug-2013 01:02
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>wouldn't a USB key be easier for moving files around? :)

Funny you should say that - I was thinking it makes carrying a USB stick around obsolete!

I wondered about formatting it too.... manual's useless. All the guff on how to put the card into the phone and not a thing about what to do next.




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  Reply # 883133 23-Aug-2013 07:01
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It's running Windows Mobile, which is the predecessor of Windows Phone. You need the card formatted first (most cards a re preformatted out of the box anyway) and if you are moving files between PCs then you will need to plug it via USB cable.

Bear in mind it will try to install some drivers and not all PCs will have the required software. It would be a lot easier to just use a USB key.






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  Reply # 886505 29-Aug-2013 13:35
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I've heard from the phone company who say the reason it won't work work is because the micro SD card is Class 10, and the phone is compatible with Class 2.  Does anyone know what these classes mean ?

I also tried to format it on a PC (Windows XP) with TWO card readers and no joy.  The first would just hang Explorer, the second
would read it OK but couldn't write or format it.  It showed as FAT32. A new format would nearly complete, then go to error.

After Googling I tried a low level format utility, HDDLLF.4.30.exe, but that failed too.  It's a Transcend brand, and came with an adapter (to SD). This suggests it should function normally in an SD card reader?

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  Reply # 886508 29-Aug-2013 13:41
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ADKM: I've heard from the phone company who say the reason it won't work work is because the micro SD card is Class 10, and the phone is compatible with Class 2.  Does anyone know what these classes mean ?



The classes for SD cards are simply a speed rating. Class 10 has to be able to both read and write at > 10MB/sec. Class 2, accordingly, only needs to exceed 2MB/sec. This should make no difference to compatibility.
More likely, is that the Snap only supports SD cards, and you have an SDHC or SDXC - what is the capacity of the card you're using (or model number if you have it)?





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  Reply # 886514 29-Aug-2013 13:55
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Ah, perhaps that is why it's failing on the PC too ?  Thanks.


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  Reply # 886515 29-Aug-2013 13:55
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If you cant even format it in Windows it sounds busted and you should get a new SD card



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  Reply # 886519 29-Aug-2013 14:01
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You think it should Format?  I'll take it back to the shop and see if they can.




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  Reply # 886543 29-Aug-2013 14:39
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Being SDHC, you'll need an SDHC-compatible card reader. Most you'll find these days are (it's required to support SD devices >16GB), but some older (or $2shop-style) readers aren't.

That said, HTC's spec sheet says the Snap supports SD 2.0, which includes SDHC up to 16GB - which leads back to a potentially faulty SD card.




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  Reply # 886579 29-Aug-2013 15:21
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Inphinity: Being SDHC, you'll need an SDHC-compatible card reader. Most you'll find these days are (it's required to support SD devices >16GB), but some older (or $2shop-style) readers aren't.

That said, HTC's spec sheet says the Snap supports SD 2.0, which includes SDHC up to 16GB - which leads back to a potentially faulty SD card.


I'm tempted to pass that back to HTC support, but I suspect they'll have some answer. 

When I couldn't format it in anything, my son managed to in his LG phone. 
Now under  Multimedia-Pictures & Videos-Menu-Folders-Storage Card there's 3 Folders - 'android_sec', 'download' and 'LOST.DIR'. They're all empty. No size of other info is given (or found!)

That may be it - working - but still no way to copy to/from it.  The program HTC said to use 'Windows Active Sync' shows no obvious way to do that (but it does copy stuff to a MyDocuments folder - but not stuff in the SD card).

I'll try and pick up a SDHC card reader.



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  Reply # 886591 29-Aug-2013 15:28
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This is all from my foggy memory since those phones are so old:

Click the Explore button on the ActiveSync toolbar you can see the folder structure of the Windows Mobile

The SD card folder is called something like SDMMC and all the folders and files stored on the SD card are stored in this folder.

You can use Windows Explorer to copy files to and from the PC by dragging files across.

A USB key or a USB SD card reader still seems like a way simpler way to me

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