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Unable to add default folder - Memory Card


I am using Samsung E250. I have one 1 GB Memory card attached to the cell. Today I copied around 50 Mp3 files and some picutres from my system to the phone memory card. Then I tried to open the folder[Memory Card] via phone, I am getting this error :"Unable to add default folder : Root directory full" ...

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2008

    just the same problem!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    same prob i would like 2 knowlol

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    same prob:@

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    same problem with u 600 and using 1 gb memory card

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    same as above

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    same problem

  • hegde_kiran Sep 13, 2008

    same problem ,even after turning off the handset and switching it on.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    my phone keeps saying unable to add default folder does anyone know wot this means

  • chelseawh11 Jan 03, 2009

    Yes I Have A SGH-J600
    It Says: Unable to add default folder .Root directory full.
    When I Click On To Get To My Memory Card.
    Please Help!

  • jun1 Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem, samsung e848. Restarting, changing cards. or resetting the phone doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    so does mine....

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    on my m620


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Take the card out and put in back in. it worked for me,

Posted on May 30, 2009

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It happened to me. I was ready to try formating the card via phone, but I tried one last thing: I connected it through mass-storage mode and deleted 3 of the folder created by the phone (Audio, Other files, Videos). BTW: viewed in the PC the card had no problems. The phone still showed that message, but I restarted it and it worked.

Hope this would solve your problem.

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • Thanks_All Sep 06, 2010

    Thanks Alex... it worked for me (Samsung mobile phone)...


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The error unable to add folder. root is you have copied some multimedia files from your computer.the virus is present in computer.i also got the same problem.if you want to fix it then please format your memory card by mobile not by computer.and please go and get your antivirus for your computer
thank you
ninad(attitude is in my blood)

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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After restarting my phone it didn't work for me..i switched it off for 15 mins and it worked!!...i hope you'll find this useful!

Posted on Mar 20, 2010

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Only 1 solution that worked for me...
plug it in your computer,
and just delete any file, JUST ANY FILE, songs, videos, etc..
I deleted 1 song, and I plugged it back in my phone and it worked!!

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

All i did was turn off the phone, then back on again and it worked. hope it helps!

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Got the same probb! any answes?!

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