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Getting data off a HTC phone SD card

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My wife had a HTC Desire Android phone which was sent for repair.  We received a new phone but she doesnt want it due to the past history of problems with that phone and we will now sell it.

We have backed up all her contacts etc to the SD memory card.

On the assumption that the contacts were not sync'd with Google/Gmail because we kept the two separate, how can we get the data off the card without a HTC phone and copied to some other device like an iphone or some sort of web database that she can sync with her next phone (we are not sure what the new phone will be, but likely to be an iPhone
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Senior CyberSecurity Engineer
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Commented:
plug the phone into your PC
drill down to the folder structure and copy whatever you want
you can easily upload to another droid phone....
not always as easy with an aplle product

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Commented:
1. I don't have another android phone, hence the question otherwise I would have done that

2. Didn't understand your first point, doesn't make sense.  I need to get the data off the as card first as it has never been synced with a computer
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My wife has the exact same phone.    The SD card can be read by any other phone or it can be read from a PC using an sd reader.

If you backup up your contacts to the SD card, then any other android phone should be able to Import contacts from SDCard as well.  

The entire contents of an SDCard can be copied off to a PC and then copied back into another SDCard as needed.  


DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity Engineer
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correct
if the phone has a SD card
then the phone itself can move the data around
any data stored on the SD card can be read either directly from the SD card when it is removed from the phone
or if you plug the phone via USB into a PC it will recognize the phone as other device/drive and let u open the folder and files

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sorry but this is still not clear.  If I have the SD card, what software on a PC or Mac is exactly going to read this?  You havent mentioned whether something like Outlook will read the file, or Active Sync or iTunes.  What exactly will read the card and extract the data?

If I buy an iphone, how will I then extract it and sync with the iphone?
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The SD Card is a readable file system, just like a USB key.    
In Windows, for example, it will connect as a drive letter and you can browse directories.  
In Mac (correct me if I am wrong), it will mount as an external HD and you can use the Finder to browse the directories.    

There's no special software needed here at all.  

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ok will try again this weekend, thx.
Top Expert 2010

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Any Luck?

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