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Rio Carbon 5gb pearl transfer problem

I'm having problems transfering tracks from my p.c. to the player. Transfer starts but after 1 or 2 tracks message on p.c. screen says 'TRANSFER ERROR. FAILD TO TRANSFER...... NO SUCH FILE OR DIRECTORY. Tracks are in WMA format and I'm using Rio Music Manager on my p.c. Tracks that have transfered play o.k. I'm getting desparate for a solution. Can anybody help please. Steve

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Re: Rio Carbon 5gb pearl transfer problem

Hi first of all update uour firmware: also go to Software tab and update your Music Manager i belive this will solve all your problems good luck

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Try to transfer the tracks from the explorer.
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2 Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu.
3 Locate MP3 or WMA audio files on the computer.
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7 Double-click My Computer on the Windows Desktop or in the Start Menu to open another window.
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