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Cant copy music to my MP3

Ok a couple days ago I was adding music from a hard drive and it was adding fine. Then after 2 days, I was still adding music (there is alot of music on this hard drive so I can only do a few artists at a time, because I'm short on time, and I only do it for about an hour a day) and it now says "cannot copy (whatever song I'm adding): this device does not allow files to be placed in this location". All the files are mp3, and I even tried with a song I already have on my mp3 and it still said that. I still have about 5.5 MG (I looked at the internal memory properties). Also, when I opened "my computer" and opened my mp3 player information, while it was plugged in, so that I could see what was already in the memory, it said the artist and album names but when I opened those files, it didnt show the song names. Each file is empty. I have the songs on my MP3, I can listen to it and everything, but somehow, when it is plugged in, and I'm looking at the files on the computer, the songs arent there. So I am hoping you can tell me whats going on and help me fix it so I can add more songs!!! Sorry it was so long, just wanted to get all the details in. Thank you!!

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  • sugar_mel200 Nov 14, 2008

    what do you mean? like the pics, video, etc? if you mean those then yes and i have 2 pics on mine but on the computer it doesnt show either......

  • sugar_mel200 Nov 14, 2008

    im not sure how to do that and what is OS? lol sorry im not computer smart haha

  • sugar_mel200 Nov 14, 2008

    ok i have windows xp but i dont have explore on the start menu. and do you think if when i do figure out how to change my folder options lol that i wil be able to copy songs to my MP3 again?

  • sugar_mel200 Nov 14, 2008

    wow nvm about the start thing i left clicked it. i really am not doing good tonight lol. ok i did it and it still didnt work. i still cant see the songs. grr this is so frustrating. lol

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    Swilin Sampson May 11, 2010

    Make sure your computer is set to display 'hidden folders'. If you are not sure how to do this, please reply with your OS, and I will help.

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson May 11, 2010

    Have you tried checking other Sansa folders on the computer?

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Do you have WinXP /Vista, etc? OS = Operating System :)

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  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Nov 14, 2008

    Try this:
    1. Right click on START and select Explore
    2. From the top left of the screen, select "Tools" and then 'Folder Options'.
    3. Select the 'View' tab and check 'show hidden files and folders'. Here is a pic to guide you:

    4. Click 'Apply' and 'OK'.

    Hopefully, you should now be able to see the files..


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