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Sansa e260 4GP Music Folder "missing"

Hi,

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?

thanks
roger

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  • Roger Albert
    Roger Albert Oct 26, 2008

    note, the music is still visible/listenable on the player. I just don't have a folder to add new stuff, nor a way to delete old stuff, anymore. Would a full reset fix it (albeit requiring a complete repopulation of the music?) Hate to try that if I ended up with no way to download new stuff and lost what I already have. Don't want an 'out of the frying pan and into the fire scenario)

    thanks
    roger



  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    same with me!

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Yup...had the same problem.
Start > Control Panel > Folder Options > View > Click on 'Show hidden files and folders' > Apply > OK
Done.

Posted on May 22, 2010

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    adriannamz Mar 05, 2013

    Thank you so much!!! That worked!!!

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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?

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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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........

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • towanda825 Jan 13, 2012

    Dude!! Seemed like a stretch, but I'm glad I stretched!! =) Good to Go!!
    Awesome, THANKS!!

  • towanda825 Jan 13, 2012

    Thanks!! That actually worked. Nice. =)

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Solution #4 worked great for me! Thanks!

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

There's not a big problem. First of all u have to format your mp3 , then make a new folder at the sansa file then u r ready to fill and remove your songs

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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I have the same problem, and all I can suggest is to sync music to the player through Windows Media Player (but that only helps with adding new music... no help when it's full).

Hope someone comes up with something soon :S

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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    modelbabe200 Dec 23, 2012

    Why don't you actually try some of the solutions here - they work.

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I have the same problem. im on vista maybe thats it?

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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