E260 - now showing two empty directories (but I still have my music)
My Sansa e260 was working (semi) fine. I used MSC mode to load music onto the device using drag and drop method (since I can't get their conversion software to recognize my e260 on any of my computers W2000SP4, XPhome, XPoffice).
Now, the music is still there, I can listen to it, but when I plug the usb in, two drives pop up on the computer and they are both accessable, but EMPTY.
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Model e260 (not R)
Re: e260 - now showing two empty directories (but I still...
Try formatting it. to do that, simply scroll down to settings, and in
settings hit format. you'll lose everything that was on it tho, if that
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Download the software after you run the link below ....Put check next to converter/firmware update/Manual download...run the programs follow instructions.......(http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Installer/1082/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe) here is the link
After installation connect your sansa...... Also make sure you are connected to a 2.0 usb the back of the computer is best (the motherboard)....
mode located on the sansa if asked to change to MSC goto menu press
enter scroll to settings press enter scroll to usb mode press enter
scroll to msc press enter press menu.....Connect should auto start sansa
Updates firmware follow instructions
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
1) The songs that you loaded may not be compatible with the player - iTunes files, for instance.
2) The songs that you downloaded may not have transfer rights - i.e.: they will play fine on a computer, but they will not play on an mp3 player.
The solution to the above two possibilities would be to download songs that are in mp3 format only. They do not have strings, stipulations, headaches, etc. attached to them.
Possibility #3 is that your mp3 player is in the wrong USB Mode. Songs that show up in MSC mode do not show up in MTP mode, and vice versa. To change this, go into your Sansa player's settings menu and change the USB Mode.
Go to settings, usb mode and change it to msc. Then it will show up as a drive and you can drag songs to your music folder. I just updated my firmwareand now it's loading in MTP mode so Windows Media Player can load it etc.
Have you tried re-formatting while in MSC mode? I've had quite a bit of success with repairing some memory issues with simple reformat. (Fat32). My wife's was showing almost no memory and no music at all. I reformatted and reloaded her music and it works great!
try connecting in MSC mode of the USB settings - then using windows or mac or linux to delete files. In MSC mode the player should be recognised as a bog standard usb storage device. The files are have the hidden attribute set, so you must enable show all files in Windows or you won't see the Music directory they are in.