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    Default Using ES File Explorer, and setting ringtones

    Some more questions from an Android newbie!
    As suggested, I downloaded ES File Explorer and used it to create sub-folders for ringtones and such.
    I then changed the ringtone for one contact and somehow it's now the default ringtone (don't want it to be). So I went to Settings, My Device, Sound and Ringtones. Instead of seeing a list of ringtones, the phone now lists a bunch of folders under: /storage/emulated/0. Here are my questions:
    1. Where are the ringtones stored?
    2. How can I toggle/switch back to the original view (original ringtone list)?
    3. When I changed the ringtone for one contact, I did it by editing that contact's settings. Any idea what I did wrong that changed the default ringtone?

    Thanks in advance for your help again!

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    Forgot to mention this is on a Samsung Galaxy S4. (still learning the ropes!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nestles03 View Post
    Some more questions from an Android newbie!
    As suggested, I downloaded ES File Explorer and used it to create sub-folders for ringtones and such.
    I then changed the ringtone for one contact and somehow it's now the default ringtone (don't want it to be). So I went to Settings, My Device, Sound and Ringtones. Instead of seeing a list of ringtones, the phone now lists a bunch of folders under: /storage/emulated/0. Here are my questions:
    1. Where are the ringtones stored?
    2. How can I toggle/switch back to the original view (original ringtone list)?
    3. When I changed the ringtone for one contact, I did it by editing that contact's settings. Any idea what I did wrong that changed the default ringtone?

    Thanks in advance for your help again!

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    Forgot to mention this is on a Samsung Galaxy S4. (still learning the ropes!)
    Ringtones are in system/media/audio/ringtones

    You have to make sure you navigate to lowest parent folder to get to the system folder. Side note, I havent seen so much trouble related to ringtones lol. I thought they went out of style . J/k.

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    Default Re: Using ES File Explorer, and setting ringtones

    I tried to back out of the /storage/emulated/0 subfolder by tapping on the "up" arrow which takes me to "0" still in the sd card. How do I get back to the system folder?
    On your side note, glad I could provide LOLs!
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    Default Re: Using ES File Explorer, and setting ringtones

    Quote Originally Posted by Nestles03 View Post
    Some more questions from an Android newbie!
    As suggested, I downloaded ES File Explorer and used it to create sub-folders for ringtones and such.
    I then changed the ringtone for one contact and somehow it's now the default ringtone (don't want it to be). So I went to Settings, My Device, Sound and Ringtones. Instead of seeing a list of ringtones, the phone now lists a bunch of folders under: /storage/emulated/0. Here are my questions:
    1. Where are the ringtones stored?
    2. How can I toggle/switch back to the original view (original ringtone list)?
    3. When I changed the ringtone for one contact, I did it by editing that contact's settings. Any idea what I did wrong that changed the default ringtone?

    Thanks in advance for your help again!

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    Forgot to mention this is on a Samsung Galaxy S4. (still learning the ropes!)
    I'm having the same problem as you, especially #2. Blowing out the cache in general, rebooting, or deleting the custom ringtones I put on the external sd card, all aren't fixing it. My Samsung Note 3 stubbornly isn't letting me "see" (much less select), the location of the original files (/system/media/audio/ringtones). Using ES File Manager, I can see the files are there, but I think since it's a system folder, android doesn't really want me to go there, if it can help it.
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    Default Re: Using ES File Explorer, and setting ringtones

    Settings > Application manager > ES File Explorer and clear default. Then go to change your tone/sound and it will ask which app you want to use. Sorry I didn't see this sooner!

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