| || |
HTC One (M8) did weird things to my SD Card
Before you assume that I haven't read and/or don't know about the changes to KK and SD access, I do. This is not that, and I haven't seen this issue reported yet.
I moved from a Note 3 to the M8. The Note was updated to KK and I never saw any of the issues reported by some that SD features were affected.
After I picked up the M8, I installed my SD card in and the phone couldn't see any of my music and only a couple of pictures. I assumed that it was because they were in folders that the new KK folder wouldn't allow it to see, but that made no sense, because write access is changed. Read access is fine. I removed the card and put it back into my Note 3. Now I see that the M8 had changed two of my folders. Movies is now Music.4 and Pictures is now Pictures.8
So I powered off the M8 thinking that because it was a warm swap, I messed something up. Powered it up and now the phone sees pictures and music. Here's the issue...
That Music.4 and Picture.8 folder are completely empty. All of the files are gone.
Also, in my Movies folder, about 10 of my movies have also been altered to "moviefile.mp4.#" and the number is randomly between 1 and 9. Of course, since the phone didn't create the file/folder, it won't allow me to change the name of the file. Used my computer to rename all of the files individually, and that worked, but the other files are completely gone. Probably 4gb of music that was on my phone, and had never been put on my computer....
Even after KK, I could change and move files all day long on my Note 3. My assumption is it's because the Note 3 comes with a File Manager and the M8 does not. If this is the simple solution (or rather explanation) I understand. It sucks, but I understand. Why in the world doesn't HTC phones come with a file manager, or am I just missing it in settings?
Anyone else have their phone do this random appending of files/folders or have it delete files wholesale?
Still loving the feel, size, and look of the phone, but I'm NOT a happy camper...