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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

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rotoflex
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What is the N900 directory structure?

I have updated to the latest version of maemo and installed a few apps and added some music.

 

When I clicked on the Ovi maps icon on the front screen, it never exited from the "Looking for GPS" message, so I exited via X.

 

After, all my files (music, docs) and subdirectories were gone, and the entire file structure visible via File Manager in PC-Suite was only the folder "cities" with some subfolders in it.

 

I would like to add music, etc. back in without having to drastically re-install the OS or something.  I did not yet back it up.

 

Can anyone give a screen shot of the directory structure visible in PC-suite File Manager so that I can reconstruct it?

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matthew_maude
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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

i don't have a pc to hand but try taking the battery out for about 30 seconds. you'd be amazed what this solves and its unlikely you deleted the folders via xterm

©2012 DJ Matt

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rotoflex
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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

That did it!  Thanks!

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matthew_maude
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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

if you get stuck with apps press the power button and select end current task form the menu

©2012 DJ Matt

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wovens
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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

@matthew_maude:<quote> try taking the battery out for about 30 seconds. you'd be amazed what this solves </quote>
Sorry to barge into this thread but I am amazed at the powers of taking the battery off. What I don't like is having to set the time and date everytime I do so. I am a beginner to linux/maemo, is ther a way of getting this set in stone sort of speak? I did not have this problem with WiMo hardware. It is very annoying! Thanks.
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matthew_maude
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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

if you go in to settings, time and date and select the auto update option, then when you put the battery back in just accept the time and date it defaults to and it will correct it for you

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wovens
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Re: What is the N900 directory structure?

I had the auto-update always ticked but, was led to believe by the ititial screen asking again for date and time that the auto-update was not working. I will try again and let the message go by without manual update to see how it goes. Thanks.
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