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  1. wicketr's Avatar
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    I hooked up my phone as a USB drive and i'm wondering about the folders and what they mean:
    .attachment - any images that have been sent/received through MMS
    .sysservice - some token file
    .wallpapers - just a small selection of the wallpapers
    DCIM - photos that I've taken in a subfolder titled '100PALM'
    downloads - empty folder?
    iPod_Control - all my music in stupid iTunes format
    ringtones - all the ringtones
    wallpapers - looks like it has all the wallpapers.

    • I'm wondering where i put a folder to organize pictures? Under the root directory, or does it need to be under 'DCIM'?
    • What's the 'download' folder for?
    • If i wanted to redo the music and just do it as a USB drive, do i delete the 'iPod_Control' folder and create an 'MP3' folder?
    • Where do the movies go? And can I organize them in folders?
    • In general, how does the Pre know which folders are for what? ie, which folders should be listed under Picutures, Music, or Movies.
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    DCIM is the normal folder name that digital cameras use (Digital Camera IMage). You can put your pictures under "Pictures" or "Monkeys" if you like.

    The download folder is for downloaded e-mail attachments, I believe.

    You can put your MP3s wherever you like as well. "Mp3" will be fine.

    As I understand it, the Pre checks it's entire filesystem for supported file types (if music player, if video player, etc.) so it really doesn't matter how organized you are.
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    Forum error caused a double post.
  4. rmbwebs's Avatar
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    The pre scans the entire thing for all media.

    Folders are just for your convenience, and to group things.

    Set it up however you like.

    The Ipod folder was created by itunes, not the pre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmbwebs View Post
    The pre scans the entire thing for all media.

    Folders are just for your convenience, and to group things.

    Set it up however you like.

    The Ipod folder was created by itunes, not the pre.
    I have the Ipod folder, and I've never used itunes. I don't even have it installed on my PC.

    And yes, folders are there just for organization. The phone doesn't care where files are at, it'll find 'em.
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    .folders by Unix convention are setting folders in your home directory. Palm is using this convention with things that might take up a bunch of space in /media/internal/ portion of the Pre.

    .attachments stored MMS pictures. Looks like there is a current bug that doesn't remove these when the MMS message is deleted.

    .wallpapers seems to store any wallpapers that you have used. This keeps them available even if they are deleted from .wallpapers. Not sure why they cahce so many and not just the current. (What would happen if you blow away the currently selected wallpaper, I wonder.)

    downloads, I assume will save files downloaded from the browser when that is fixed.

    I went ahead and put all my Photos in separate folders under DCIM, just to organize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sacherjj View Post
    .folders by Unix convention are setting folders in your home directory..
    .whatever is just for hiding things, it is used heavily in the home directory, but doesn't have anything to do with home directories
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    Downloads are songs downloaded through the amazon program
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    Actually, The Amazon MP3 store puts the files in a folder called AmazonMP3.

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