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  1.    #1  
    Hi folks,

    I have a new SD card. It's a long story. Anyway, I've had a 256 mb card in place for a few weeks. I loaded onto it the necessary software, the photos I wanted to have with me, and a minimum of music. Now the new card has arrived. Ideally, I would like not to reinstall anything. I tried using a card reader to copy the old card data as a block onto my PC and then copy those folders/files as a block onto the new card, but it didn't work. How can I do this with a minimum of hassle? The last thing I want to do is

    1. delete and reinstall medical programs on Treo so that the data files are reinstalled to the card
    2. manually reload the pictures
    3. manually reload the music

    Can I just do a HotSync after popping old card out and new card in? Will the PC recognize that the card is missing and it should rewrite all the data that it expected to see there? Or will that not work?

    Thanks.
    -- Josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinbej
    ...I tried using a card reader to copy the old card data as a block onto my PC and then copy those folders/files as a block onto the new card, but it didn't work....
    What exactly do you mean by, "it didn't work"? I've moved from old cards to new several times using this method - it's the best way.
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    Create a folder on your PC (call it whatever you like), copy everything from your SD card into that folder via the card reader. Pop the new card into the reader (it's formatted...right?), and copy all files from the folder you created on your PC onto the new card. That's it.
  4.    #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by o_town_racer
    Create a folder on your PC (call it whatever you like), copy everything from your SD card into that folder via the card reader. Pop the new card into the reader (it's formatted...right?), and copy all files from the folder you created on your PC onto the new card. That's it.
    I tried doing precisely that and it didn't work. I got icons on the new card which looked like those of the old card, but no data, no actual files.
    -- Josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinbej
    I tried doing precisely that and it didn't work. I got icons on the new card which looked like those of the old card, but no data, no actual files.
    -- Josh
    You have to be sure to copy the entire directory structure of your old card to your new. Did you format the new card - and name it - in your Treo first?
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    I second Bill's suggestion. First format your new card in the Treo and name it and everything should roll smoothly afterwards.
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    I did format the new card and name it (although I did not give it the identical name as the old card). Then I clicked on the contents of the old card's folder, then hit select-all to get all the files selected, then copied them to a folder on the desktop, then popped the old card out of the card reader and popped in the new card, then tried dragging the contents of the desktop folder to the new card. It even looked like the icons which I saw in the old card appeared in the new card, but none of those icons in the new card's window seemed to contain any data (folders were empty, files were not clickable to reveal pictures or music). and new card sure didn't work when inserted into Treo.
    -- Josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinbej
    I did format the new card and name it (although I did not give it the identical name as the old card). Then I clicked on the contents of the old card's folder, then hit select-all to get all the files selected, then copied them to a folder on the desktop, then popped the old card out of the card reader and popped in the new card, then tried dragging the contents of the desktop folder to the new card. It even looked like the icons which I saw in the old card appeared in the new card, but none of those icons in the new card's window seemed to contain any data (folders were empty, files were not clickable to reveal pictures or music). and new card sure didn't work when inserted into Treo.
    -- Josh
    you need the exact same name..
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinbej
    although I did not give it the identical name as the old card.
    You may want to try using an identical name.

    Then I clicked on the contents of the old card's folder, then hit select-all to get all the files selected, then copied them to a folder on the desktop, then popped the old card out of the card reader and popped in the new card, then tried dragging the contents of the desktop folder to the new card. It even looked like the icons which I saw in the old card appeared in the new card, but none of those icons in the new card's window seemed to contain any data (folders were empty, files were not clickable to reveal pictures or music). and new card sure didn't work when inserted into Treo.
    -- Josh
    Sounds like your file copy isnt working, are you sure you arent making aliases or shortcuts to the files/dirs on the card?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steinbej
    Hi folks,

    I have a new SD card. It's a long story. Anyway, I've had a 256 mb card in place for a few weeks. I loaded onto it the necessary software, the photos I wanted to have with me, and a minimum of music. Now the new card has arrived. Ideally, I would like not to reinstall anything. I tried using a card reader to copy the old card data as a block onto my PC and then copy those folders/files as a block onto the new card, but it didn't work. How can I do this with a minimum of hassle? The last thing I want to do is

    1. delete and reinstall medical programs on Treo so that the data files are reinstalled to the card
    2. manually reload the pictures
    3. manually reload the music

    Can I just do a HotSync after popping old card out and new card in? Will the PC recognize that the card is missing and it should rewrite all the data that it expected to see there? Or will that not work?

    Thanks.
    -- Josh

    I had the same problem -- here is how I got around it.

    I have a notebook with a built in sd card reader. I plugged in a second card reader into a USB port on the notebook and dragged and dropped a direct copy form one SD card to the other without putting a copy on the pc. Worked like a charm. Have no idea why.

    I did it because I like to have several cards, all with the same "core" files with regards to Zlauncher, but one with 3 or 4 movies (my movie card) and the other with a large collection of mp3s ( my music carrd. Anyway, not very scientific, but it works
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