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I have recently moved from a Droid 2 to Droid 3, both running Android 2.3. The same SD card registers as "sdcard" on the D2, and "sdcard ext" on D3. Probably for this reason, I am having problems with music files, as well as playlists. When I move the SD card back to the D2, it is in the "sdcard" folder. In the D3, it is in the "sdcard ext" folder. I would like to know:

  1. why is this different?
  2. where are the music playlist files typically stored?

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Your new device has a small amount of internal memory and a large amount of storage memory. This larger section is termed as /sdcard and the contents of a physical microSD card inserted into your device is assigned the label /sdcard_ext or similar.

The android media scanner will intelligently scan thru your entire sd card (both if you have a physical card inserted too) at boot time.

You can place your music files in the following folders. YMMV due to differing versions of Android.

/sdcard/Music/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as user music.

/sdcard/Podcasts/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as a podcast.

/sdcard/Ringtones/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as a ringtone.

/sdcard/Alarms/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as an alarm sound.

/sdcard/Notifications/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as a notification sound.

/sdcard/Pictures/ - All photos (excluding those taken with the camera).

/sdcard/Movies/ - All movies (excluding those taken with the camcorder).

/sdcard/Download/ - Miscellaneous downloads.

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