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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.

Sansa E260
Version 01.00.12A
Memory 3897MB
Free 3629 MB
Songs 909
Model e260 (not R)

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  • kaykay1959 Nov 06, 2008

    my Sansa shows the directory empty also, but when it's connected to the computer, it shows all the music I've loaded.

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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 don't work then try updating. if your unsure how to update go here.
and install the program.

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