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    I have a 4GB Card that simply 'fell apart.' BEFORE it did though, I was able to copy the WHOLE CARD to my laptop computer.

    I now have a new card, called it the same name, and copied everything over....and NOW I can't get anything to run on the Treo 700p. I run a lot of stuff on POWERRUN and it simply does not see the information. As soon as I try to run it from my Treo 700p, I get "Please insert 4GB SD Card". EVEN though ALL the data is ON the card!

    Someone once told me you could not simply COPY the data from your computer to a SD and use it in the Treo. Is this true? What am I doing wrong here.....

    Please help...
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    Have you formatted and named the replacement card?
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    Yes sir. Formatted it and named it the SAME as the other card.

    I'm wondering in Powerrun has something to do with it....but I don't know.
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    Somebody at one time told me that you could NOT simply copy files from your computer over to a memory card and have them play on your treo. I know you can with movies, music, and a few other things....but I'm not sure if EVERYTHING can be done this way OR if your forced to 'sync' it....

    Thanks for the help.
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    Just a quick note about formattting....

    I DID format the card IN THE TREO and NOT in my COMPUTER. Would that make a difference? I wouldn't think so....
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    Over the years I've upgraded the cards I use in the Treos. Each time, I've simply copied the old card's contents to a PC, then copied to the new card (without reformatting). It's worked properly every time (even ZLauncher shortcuts, TomTom, everything). I'll leave now to find some wood to knock on.
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    Do You use PowerRUN to run most of your programs in your Treo? To save memory (even though the 700p has quite a bit), I run JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING off my card. A great program...too bad I can't get the stuff copied over yet.

    The biggest problem I have is that PowerRUN does NOT see the files on the Memory Card when I have copied them over....even though they are there on the card! I just don't get it....frustrating as hell too.
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    PowerRun does indeed have issues. Most other apps are fine IF the entire tree structure (directories) are created same as original card.
    I used PowerRun to copy from the old card to phone. Switched cards and then moved them to the new card.

    Other option might be to name the card the exact same name as the orginal card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    The biggest problem I have is that PowerRUN does NOT see the files on the Memory Card when I have copied them over....even though they are there on the card! I just don't get it....frustrating as hell too.
    Have you tried invoking "Update shortcuts" from the PowerRun menu?

    Oh...and I assume you copied over everything, just as it was on the old card, so that everything is in its proper directory?
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    Can your Treo see the files on the card? If you use something like Filez can you see the files on the card?
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    Yea....

    I've tried most of this stuff. I copied the 4 gb card to my computer. Wouldn't you know, about a day later the card broke. (NO kidding...it came apart...the locking device was gone...and it would NOT read or record.) BUT I HAD THE DATA ON MY COMPUTER, RIGHT?

    I took the huge file and COPIED it over to a new disk. It appeared that all the files copied fine. When I took the card out of the computer, put it in my Treo 700p, it would NOT run. Under PowerRUN on the Memory Card, NO files were shown to be on there. Anytime I tried to play a program on the palm, it would ask to insert the Memory Card.

    The memory card was in. AND NAMED THE SAME AS THE PREVIOUS CARD....EXACTLY! The card shows that the files are there....the Treo under PowerRUN does not show them. Under File Manager, the files are there!?.

    I have a feeling I'm going to have to take EACH program, send it to the Palm, and then send it to the card under PowerRUN. I believe it will run like this, but it's going to take me a long time....

    Thanks for any comments.
    Last edited by snowball; 12/31/2006 at 09:35 PM.
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    Wait a minute. You said you took thIs huge file and copied it to the card. Was that by any chance a directory (or folder) that you copied? If so, the directory (or folder) structure is probably there and intact, just one directory deeper than it should be. If this is the case, you need to move all the subs to the root, or erase the stuff on the card & recopy the structure & files exactly as they appeared on your old card.
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    By the way, all my cards had different names. Never bothered changing names. Never made a difference to any app; they all just worked as long as structure was correct.
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    MAYBE that's where I screwed up. I took this hugh Folder...with many 'sub folders....with sub folders in that' and copied them over ALL AT ONE TIME...

    Do I have to take EACH individual folder and copy THAT folder to the new card....with all its files in it?

    I was taking the WHOLE thing and copying all of the 'stuff' over on the new card in 1 whack!

    Even though it 'appears' that everything is fine on the new card (looks exactly the same as the one on the computer) PERHAPS the Treo does NOT see it this way?

    Thanks for your help. I look forward to a response...

    snowball
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    You CAN do it in one whack. There's just various ways to whack it.

    IF this is what's wrong (and you still have a good copy (on the PC) of what you had on the old card):

    1. Erase the stuff you copied to the brand new card.

    2. On the PC using Explorer, open that one huge folder. What you see should look just like when you would look at your (original) card contents. If so, select all those folders (one should be named PALM) and copy them all to your card.

    3. Stuff the card in the phone and see if it works.
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    Not sure what you mean by looking at the folder by using my PC and USING EXPLORER. Never done this before. I thought Internet Explorer was used for accessing the Internet.

    Am I missing something here?
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    How did you copy the files from the old card to begin with? Use Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer.
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    I just went into My Computer...picked the drive that the disk was on...hit copy...and then simply pasted it onto my desktop
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    Looks like you're using windows. As previously suggested you've copied the entire contents of the card as one folder instead of the miscellaneous folders contained on the original sd card.

    Try this, right click the desktop icon for the copied folder contents of the sd card, select Open. You should see several folders and files. Select all the folders and files. Then select File>Copy to the SD Card.

    Hope this works.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    I just went into My Computer...picked the drive that the disk was on...hit copy...and then simply pasted it onto my desktop
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    Okay, open what you pasted to the desktop (double-click on it). Do you now see some folders, including one named PALM? If so, select & copy these to your card. If not, dig deeper.
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