Apparatus and method for managing metadata in portable terminal

  • US 9,069,789 B2
  • Filed: 12/01/2008
  • Issued: 06/30/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/05/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for managing metadata in a portable terminal, the method comprising:

  • acquiring a unique identifier of an external memory upon insertion of the external memory;

    determining if the unique identifier is identical to a previously stored unique identifier;

    if the unique identifier is identical to the previously stored unique identifier, determining whether a record having information identical to information of a file included in the external memory exists; and

    if the record exists, reusing metadata included in the record.

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