Playlists and songs disappearing!! Why??

MarkSeven

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Why do playlists and songs randomly disappear from my phone???

It's always something with this damn phone! Bad enough Facebook syncing never works! :mad: I don't have time for this!
 

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Are they stored on your SD card? Sometimes the phone stops recognizing the SD card, and an unmount and mount could fix it. I've had this happen with photos in the past.
 
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One more thing, do this from the software, Menu > Settings > SD & phone storage. You shouldn't have to physically remove and insert the SD card. I never have to get the photos back anyway. If none of that works a restart usually does.
 

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Are they stored on your SD card? Sometimes the phone stops recognizing the SD card, and an unmount and mount could fix it. I've had this happen with photos in the past.


Can you tell me what exactly is happening when you unmount the SD card?
 

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It is like turning the sd card off and then back on.. I would take a guess and say it also clears the cache as well since you are essentially cutting the power to it

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for me also problem and while playing from playlist song gets strcks often....i dont knw whats happening.....

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Can you tell me what exactly is happening when you unmount the SD card? [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/I][/B]

To be honest, I'm not 100% sure. An educated guess though is that it cuts power to the SD card as well as cuts any ties to any file systems / communications to it. Which is why it's the safe way to physically remove them, to avoid any corruption to files or damage to the card.
 
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To be honest, I'm not 100% sure. An educated guess though is that it cuts power to the SD card as well as cuts any ties to any file systems / communications to it. Which is why it's the safe way to physically remove them, to avoid any corruption to files or damage to the card.

Thank you JimL and Pizzadude.

I was not sure if unmounting it would erase all the data on the card. So, it sounds as if you are saying it makes the removal of the card safer than just pulling it out before unmounting?
 

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Thank you JimL and Pizzadude.

I was not sure if unmounting it would erase all the data on the card. So, it sounds as if you are saying it makes the removal of the card safer than just pulling it out before unmounting?

You are correct but to be clear you never want to just take it out without unmounting it first. That could cause damage to the card though on the Rezound you have to take the battery out first so your going to be powered down anyway I suppose. Better to be safe and unmount then power down then remove the card.

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You are correct but to be clear you never want to just take it out without unmounting it first. That could cause damage to the card though on the Rezound you have to take the battery out first so your going to be powered down anyway I suppose. Better to be safe and unmount then power down then remove the card.

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Thank you Wanda!
 

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I've tried unmounting my SD card, popping it out, and restarting my phone and for some reason when I download songs I am charged for them but they never appear in my song list. It worked for about 4 songs and then just stopped. Any other Ideas as to why this could be happening? Thank you for your insight :)
 

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where are you purchasing the songs? What player are you using?

I know amazon mp3, it will not download the songs to your phone, but stay on the cloud for streaming.
 

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I FOUND A SOLUTION
i have the exact same problem with my samsung galaxy 3s. the playlists content disapears all the time.
what helped on my phone was to make a backup on your pc, from the phones and SD-cards memory, then format your phone (both phone card) PROBLEM FIXED. I know it takes some time to restore everything, i recommend that you install "backup and restore" and "playlist backup" on your phone and make a backup on your apps and playlist. good luck

PS. install only the apps that you need (it could be an app that did made the bug)
PPS. if you can use another music player than the default one, that could also prevent the bug, i am using "Now Playing"
 

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I FOUND A SOLUTION
i have the exact same problem with my samsung galaxy 3s. the playlists content disapears all the time.
what helped on my phone was to make a backup on your pc, from the phones and SD-cards memory, then format your phone (both phone card) PROBLEM FIXED. I know it takes some time to restore everything, i recommend that you install "backup and restore" and "playlist backup" on your phone and make a backup on your apps and playlist. good luck

PS. install only the apps that you need (it could be an app that did made the bug)
PPS. if you can use another music player than the default one, that could also prevent the bug, i am using "Now Playing"

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This disappearing play list thing has been a pain in my back for some time but I have stumbled across a resolution.

Once you have your playlist as you want and it on the SD card, move the whole playlist folder from the SD card to the internal storage area. That’s it, every time you see a playlist on the external SD card just move it to the internal storage location. Your music can remain on the external SD card.

This even works with automatic playlists imported from Windows Media Player using that application sync option.
 

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thanks, that one works!!! was driving me potty. Every time the battery ran empty, I lost all my playlists from the player, but with the Playlists folder on the phone drive they are all there again :)
 

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I know this is an old post, but I unmounted/mounted the SD card and am able to make and retain playlists again. Before doing that the playlist would not appear when syncing to the SD card, but the music files were on the device. Only if I synced to the internal device memory (wouldn't be sufficient for all the files) would the playlist show. Previously - from my notes I did this: "No playlists - when syncing music files would be written to device, were already on SD card. Settings - general - application data - all - music, clear cache." But when I go into Settings - General I no longer see Application Data.

I just noticed the playlists missing today after not turning on the device for about a month. Don't know if it has anything to do with it.
 

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Has anyone tried placing all your single playlist files in a separate folder? Anywhere internally.

Try it. Worked for me!
 

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