While my computer recognizes most of the file structure on my e260, it no longer shows a music folder. I know it is there somewhere, because it will not let me create a folder called "MUSIC" (but will let me create any other folder) and because it still shows the same 2.6GB-used/1.4GB-free memory as back when the MUSIC folder was recognizable. How do I get my tunes back,or at least erase and regenerate the 'invisible' folder?
Mine had the same problem and I FIXED IT!!!!!!!! msc mode screwed everything over, which is what it had to be in to get that update thing they released. I was reading another forum (because my playlists wouldn't load) and they were saying that it's best to use it in mtp because the msc mode has alot of problems. I switched the mode to mtp and it was FIXED! :D My playlist even showed up finally. and it stopped that annoying refresh database thing that it kept doing too.
the curious thing was that the problem first appeared on mtb mode.... but using the other mode and then switching back seemed to solve the problem?
Actually the best sulution to the problem is number one for some reason it was set to hide hidden folders so all i had to do was click the other ption so that its show hidden files and it worked!!! This website is awesome keep up the good work........
Although it might seem like a stretch, open up sansa in explorer, and under folder options > view, make sure the "show hidden files and folders" box is checked. On my friend's sansa the folder is hidden and won't show up unless your computer is set up to show hidden files and folders
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With a desktop computer and the USB cable you can transfer music to your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. Simply hook the USB cable up to an available USB port and begin dragging music files to the folders of your SanDisk MP3 player1 Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer. 2 Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player. 3 Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player's memory are displayed. 4 Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer's memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. 5 Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list. 6 Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.
Make sure that the mini card is only 2g only a 4g isn't compatible.. Check in the sansa settings to see if the card is recognized...The folder and files are hidden. Connect the sansa and open up your
explorer so you can see the music folder Click on TOOLS on the top of
your explorer then click on FOLDER OPTIONS then click on VIEW Where it
say's Hidden files and folders click on Show Hidden files and
folders...You will be able to see the folder and music.. to undo reverse
MSC will allow you to see the expansion card ( 2Gig E200 series 4gig Fuze) mtp won't.....MTP shows you your music folder in the media folder thats where you put your music plus expansion..... make sure your usb 2.0 driver is installed..Syncing to wmplayer puts music in the mtp music folder. change usb modes again and use the explorer to see the sansa msc lets you sync any Q/A IM or email me @ Schmead01@yahoo.com
Use the supplied cable to connect the Fuze to your computer. It should show up as a removable drive, one of whose folders is called "MUSIC". Drag&drop your audiobook and music into that folder. For future ease, I suggest keeping the file structure, copying the folders intact.
Connect Sansa to computer
Double-click "My Computer" icon
Double-click Sansa icon (shows up as "Removable Drive" on some computers)
Select Tools --> Folder Options --> View --> check "Show Hidden Files and Folders"
Double-click Music folder
You should see your music files
Right-click your desktop and create a New Folder - name it some useful name
Drag a music file from the Sansam usic folder to this new folder you have created no your desktop --> it should copy the file to this new folder you have created
is the music files in the music folder? (its a hidden folder stupidly enough so is hidden files turned on in your operating system?)
are they mp3 or wav files? If the answers are no - now you know why.
I have a e250 and it works great with my laptop which is running window vista. One thing i do remember missing with is the usb setting on the mp3 player. Maybe you can try switching between the usb opinions to see if that will fix your problem. the usb setting screen is under "setting", "usb mode".
I never use Windows Media to add music to my sansa... If you want all music to show up click on my computer and then click on the icon for your sansa. there may be a folder that says music but if not it is a hidden folder. if this is so you must go to tools, then folder options, and then the tab that says view. under this will be an option that says hidden files and folders and click show hiden fles and folders and OK. this should allow you to see the music folder. from here on you can just copy and paste all files.
I have had this problem for some time now and finally got through to tech support for Sansa and now have the solution:Worked for both 230 and 240.
Take out the battery in the Sansa player; Put on lock on back side of Sansa player; Connect Sansa to the computer, Once computer recognizes device cancel out of that media program; Go to my computer on desk top; Right click on recognized Sansa device; Click format; Click ok to delete files.
There may be possible reasons why your Sansa E250 would display an message on the LCD even when you've downloaded files to it:
(1) The music file type is not supported by the player. Sansa players support only MP3 and WMA files. To determine what file type your have, right click on the file type and it should display the "properties" dialog box. Check if it is MP3 or WMA. For example, iTunes music files will not work with the player, nor will WAV or MIDI files.
(2) Your music files are supported but the bit rate is not within the range that the player supports. Sansa players support MP3 files up to 128 KBPS and WMA files up to 64 KBPS. You may need to use a 3rd party music file editor to convert the files to a supported bit rate
(3) You may have saved your music files in a folder and copied the folder to the player. Your Sansa E250 will not recognize folders. Either save them in the root directory or inside the "Music" folder -- your player's default folder for music files.
Hope this info helps :)