Taperssection.com

Gear / Technical Help => Post-Processing, Computer / Streaming / Internet Devices & Related Activity => Topic started by: MakersMarc on May 28, 2017, 04:11:03 PM

Title: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 28, 2017, 04:11:03 PM
Need to do a firmware update and have no clue how to save the update to the root directory. Or what a rooot directory is.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: beatkilla on May 28, 2017, 05:36:38 PM
The first thing you seen when you open the card is the root directory, not something inside of a folder.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on May 28, 2017, 07:06:21 PM
You gotta start making some of these questions in PMs...  :yack:
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: morst on May 28, 2017, 08:22:19 PM
. Or what a rooot directory is.
Root is the top-level directory, the one that includes everything on the card.

Go in, and go, up until you can't, and then you're at the root.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 28, 2017, 09:00:52 PM
You gotta start making some of these questions in PMs...  :yack:

I don't mind humiliation.  :help:
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on May 28, 2017, 09:23:00 PM
Love ya like a brother.  :-*
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 29, 2017, 12:45:41 PM
Still no gonthe file is on the card but tells me "no file" dammit
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on May 29, 2017, 01:49:00 PM
Is the card formatted FAT32? 
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 29, 2017, 07:37:51 PM
What? :help:
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: voltronic on May 29, 2017, 07:48:57 PM
Use this, and you'll be all set.  I recommend setting it to Erase OverWrite if you're having any kind of trouble with the card, though there's no need to do that every time.

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/)
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 29, 2017, 10:17:58 PM
Thanks, but...."no file update". About to chuck this thing.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: bhtoque on May 29, 2017, 11:50:25 PM
Thanks, but...."no file update". About to chuck this thing.

You may be looking at root of local storage (the phone's own memory)

JAson
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on May 30, 2017, 12:40:09 AM
 :sleepy: .... wha?  I just woke up.... you want to chuck it?  Don't do that. If you have a local Mom & Pop type computer shop, take the card and the Fiio there and place it on their alter... Tell them what you wish to do and show them this* info. I'm sure you'll be fine.

Don't give up. Or, if you have a show that's sullied by some ass hat whistler, send it on a disc... along with the FiiO, and I'll see what I can do.  :coolguy:

* FiiO update instructions (http://fiio.me/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=41621)
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 30, 2017, 09:43:45 AM
Thanks, but...."no file update". About to chuck this thing.

You may be looking at root of local storage (the phone's own memory)

JAson

It's  a Fiio x1 not a phone but thanks.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 30, 2017, 09:56:29 AM
One more shot and I might take you up on that Ben. Really nice offer.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: beatkilla on May 30, 2017, 10:12:16 AM
i just looked at the fiio site and all the firmware updates are zipped files,so you need to(if you already didn't)unzip the file or right click and extract all.Thats the file you need on your card the fiio won't see a zipped file.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 30, 2017, 11:09:34 AM
I'm not getting an extract all option when I right click, is there another way to unzip? Thanks!
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 30, 2017, 11:30:23 AM
They are apparently unzipped already because  I was able to zip the files.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: if_then_else on May 30, 2017, 01:33:34 PM
What size is your micro SD card?

Quote
If the update process fails, please change to use a blank micro SD card with capacity under 32GB, and directly format it by the X1II before upgrading again.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 30, 2017, 05:51:36 PM
I'm running a Sandisk 16 for the update
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: voltronic on May 30, 2017, 07:53:41 PM
Thanks, but...."no file update". About to chuck this thing.

You mean you popped the card out, into a card reader in your PC, and ran this utility on it?

If you did, and the card otherwise works other places, then the card can be ruled out as the culprit.
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: MakersMarc on May 30, 2017, 08:01:17 PM
So finally got the update done, thanks all. Came down to formatting the fresh card in the device rather than fat32 in my PC. That apparently was the difference, once I formatted the card in Fiio the update worked. The instructions in the "about f1" folder clearly state to format in the device, I'd not looked at those.  :facepalm:  thanks all, most appreciated!!!
Title: Re: How do I get to root directory on micro SD card?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on May 30, 2017, 08:08:12 PM
Ahhh, the ol' format that isn't a format trick  :yack:

Glad you stayed with it. Go have a cold one!