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Old 08-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am trying to copy some pictures off of my daughter's Curve and move them from the phone's internal memory to her memory card... however, when I connect the Curve to my PC, I only see the memory card.

When I connect my Bold to my PC, I can see both the phone and the memory card as separate drives on my PC.

What am I missing? I would suppose that there is a setting, but I can't find anything that looks like it would make the device available as a drive to my PC...
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You can move pics from internal memory to the memory card on the BlackBerry itself, without the need to connect to a pc. Highlight a pic in the internal memory, then use the menu key to select "Move" and navigate to the memory card's Pictures folder. Then choose "Move Into" when that folder is selected. You have to go picture-by-picture - no multiple moves at once - but it works.

My Bold also mounted two drives to my computer. Both the memory card and the BlackBerry itself showed up as two separate mounted hard drives. My Tour only mounts the memory card. I've tried it with all different variations of memory settings and with the password both on and off. It's a mystery to me why the BB itself doesn't show up. I'm a Mac user by the way.
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You can move pics from internal memory to the memory card on the BlackBerry itself, without the need to connect to a pc. Highlight a pic in the internal memory, then use the menu key to select "Move" and navigate to the memory card's Pictures folder. Then choose "Move Into" when that folder is selected. You have to go picture-by-picture - no multiple moves at once - but it works.

My Bold also mounted two drives to my computer. Both the memory card and the BlackBerry itself showed up as two separate mounted hard drives. My Tour only mounts the memory card. I've tried it with all different variations of memory settings and with the password both on and off. It's a mystery to me why the BB itself doesn't show up. I'm a Mac user by the way.
There are over 40 pictures and to navigate from the phone memory to the pictures folder on the media card is incredibly labor intensive. And you have to do each picture separately... no "group move"... may look into BBFile Scout or similar...
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There are over 40 pictures and to navigate from the phone memory to the pictures folder on the media card is incredibly labor intensive. And you have to do each picture separately... no "group move"... may look into BBFile Scout or similar...
From a PC, I think the only way to get to the memory on a Curve is through Desktop Manager with Roxio. The fastest way would be copy the pictures to the PC and then to the card directly instead of while in the phone.

One other method that is slightly easier (but just slightly) than moving each one is using an photo upload app. itookthisonmyphone.com is a free one. Flikr.com used to have an app as well, but I think that one didn't load full sized photos.

With itookthisonmyphone, you install the app and then can browse the photos, use options to upload it, move onto the next photo, upload, continue. Since it does uploading in the background, you don't have to wait for each move to finish. Then you have to go to the website, download the photos, and put them onto the card. You'd still have to delete the ones on the phone memory afterwards.
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From a PC, I think the only way to get to the memory on a Curve is through Desktop Manager with Roxio. The fastest way would be copy the pictures to the PC and then to the card directly instead of while in the phone.

One other method that is slightly easier (but just slightly) than moving each one is using an photo upload app. itookthisonmyphone.com is a free one. Flikr.com used to have an app as well, but I think that one didn't load full sized photos.

With itookthisonmyphone, you install the app and then can browse the photos, use options to upload it, move onto the next photo, upload, continue. Since it does uploading in the background, you don't have to wait for each move to finish. Then you have to go to the website, download the photos, and put them onto the card. You'd still have to delete the ones on the phone memory afterwards.
Thanks for playing... but the objective is to move the pictures from the phone's internal memory to the memory card in the phone as easily as possible.

From my PC, with the Curve connected, I CAN see the phone's memory card... what I can NOT see is the phone's internal memory... though I can easily see both when I connect my Bold to my PC.
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Thanks for playing... but the objective is to move the pictures from the phone's internal memory to the memory card in the phone as easily as possible.

From my PC, with the Curve connected, I CAN see the phone's memory card... what I can NOT see is the phone's internal memory... though I can easily see both when I connect my Bold to my PC.
I get what you are trying to do.

There's a reason I said this: "From a PC, I think the only way to get to the memory on a Curve is through Desktop Manager with Roxio. " I think the double drives showing up is a new feature in the Bold OS. The Curve memory has never shown up except in Roxio. The 8330 and 8900 Curves are newer and may do this, I'm not sure.

I just gave you another alternative in the rest of the post that I consider easier than moving each photo. And note I said "just slightly".
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Perhaps try removing the media card from the BB and then connect the BB to your pc. That may force it to mount as a removable drive. You could then copy the pics to the pc, re-insert the media card into the BB, and transfer them from the pc to the BB's card.

Or, just bite the bullet and move 'em one at a time. From the time of your first post to now you could have moved them all, several times over.
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Actually, BBFileScout did the trick... simply and quickly. I am now a fan! Thanks for the suggestions...
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