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Windows Media cannot access the file

I am getting an error that states windows media cannot access the file when I try to sync my sansa clip. However, the file is in the windows directory and folder.

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The file has been set to read-only - you will have to right-click the song(s) affected and change that property.

The reset can be done by holding in the pwoer button for 15 seconds or longer.

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How do i transfer music from my sansa clip to my computer


Syncing and transferring music files to the Sansa player using Windows Media Player 10 How do I sync or transfer music files to/from my Sansa player using Windows Media Player?

STEP 1 - Connect the Sansa player to the computer

STEP 2 - Run Windows Media Player
1. Go to Start > Programs > Windows Media Player.

NOTE: If you can not see Windows Media Player on the menu, go to Start > Run then type WMPLAYER then OK.

STEP 3 - Sync files to the Sansa player.

1. Click the Library tab.
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2. Drag the music files to be transferred on to the right panel.
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NOTE: You can also right-click on the title of the song and select Add to sync list.

3. After creating the list, click the Start sync button to sync and transfer music files to your device.
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Jun 09, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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How do I get the downloaded music from my computer into the clip?


You have 2 ways to transfer your songs from your computer to your sansa clip:
1. Plug sansa clip to computer, double click on "Sansa Clip ...GB", double click on "Internal Memory", you will see the file "Music", copy your songs and paste them into Music file of the device.
2. Using Windows Media Player: open windows media player, plug sansa clip into computer, click on Sync tab, select songs that you want to sync, drag and drop song selected into "Sync list" on the right side of the windows media player (you should update wmp11), then click on button Start Sync.

Good luck

Jan 24, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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When I download music and want to save to Sansa Clip, it saves in "shuffle" mode. The MP3 files are not in the order I want. I can't seem to make it stop doing that.


Sansa Clip user manual:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/UserManual/CLIP/CLIP_UM_English.pdf

When using Windows Media Player while synchronizing there is an extra option "Shuffle what syncs".
Page 14 of the pdf file [= page 12].

Seeing Sansa Clip in WMP on the left side:
1. Right click on the player
2. Select "Set Up Sync..."
3. Deselect the box "Shuffle what syncs..."

Sep 28, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Sanso Clip 2G from Windows Media Player


You may be syncing them to the wrong file. This is odd, but try fishing around the device for any "Music" folders. Then, you should be able to cop&paste the songs there. Please rate!

Jun 18, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Screen says I have to synchronize to continue subscription how do i synchronzie my mp3


STEP 1 - Connect the Sansa player to the computer

STEP 2 - Run Windows Media Player
1. Go to Start > Programs > Windows Media Player.

NOTE: If you can not see Windows Media Player on the menu, go to Start > Run then type WMPLAYER then OK.

STEP 3 - Sync files to the Sansa player.
Windows Media Player 10:
1. Click the Library tab.
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2. Drag the music files to be transferred on to the right panel.
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NOTE: You can also right-click on the title of the song and select Add to sync list.

3. After creating the list, click the Start sync button to sync and transfer music files to your device.
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Windows Media Player 11:
1. Click the Sync tab.
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2. Drag files to be synced on to the right panel, under Sync list.
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3. Once the list is complete, click the Start sync button.
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For further reference, go to:

http://kb.sandisk.com/cgi-bin/sandisk_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=389&p_created=1225223428&p_sid=YNkfm7tj&p_brand=sansa&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPSZwX3NvcnRfYnk9JnBfZ3JpZHNvcnQ9JnBfcm93X2NudD0yMTUsMjE1JnBfcHJvZHM9NCZwX2NhdHM9JnBfcHY9MS40JnBfY3Y9JnBfc2VhcmNoX3R5cGU9YW5zd2Vycy5zZWFyY2hfbmwmcF9wYWdlPTI*&p_li=&p_topview=1

Mar 18, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Won't let me sync anymore


What i would recommend you to do is if you have windows xp to uninstall windows media player 11 and reinstall windows media player...if you already have 10 just upgrade to 11..
That should solve the problem
I hope that helps
Thank you

Mar 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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Sansa fuze 2gb some sync'ing some not on windows media 11


Go into Windows Media Player --> click the black arrow under the Rip tab --> Rip Options --> Format --> Mp3

Now re-rip the songs from CD
Delete the versions of the songs that you just ripped from your mp3 player
Now Sync the newly-ripped versions in mp3 format

You should be good to go now

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Fuze MP3 Player

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Somehow i deleted everything!


There are a few different ways to delete songs off your player - see especially the method involving the firmware update.
Preventive Medicine: To prevent Windows Media Player from adding all of your My Documents files to the Sansa player every time you connect the Sansa to the computer - Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Set up Sync". When a window pops up, uncheck the box that says "Sync device automatically".
Quick Method 1 - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Quick Method 2 - Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
Slow Method, allows more control over what gets deleted: In Windows Media Player 11, the files are organized by Music, Pictures, Videos, Etc. First, you will want to plug the Sansa player into the computer. Then click the Library tab in Windows Media Player. You will most likely be in Music view. You will see two sets of folders in the left-hand side of Windows Media Player. The first set are all the files stored in your computer. The second set of folders underneath the line that says Sansa 1GB Mp3 player (I forget the exact wording) has all the files that are stored in your Sansa player. Click on the "All Songs" folder. You can individually delete all the songs that you want by left-clicking once on the song name in the middle of the Windows Media Player window, and then pressing "Delete" on your computer's keyboard. You will have to repeat this process again for images, videos, etc by clicking the little arrow next to the picture of the musical note on the upper left hand corner of Windows Media Player, and expanding the dropdown menu, and selecting "images"...then "Videos" etc.
NOTE: After plugging in your Sansa player, if you see a message that says "Connect a Device" in the Sync tab on Windows Media Player, then the cmputer is not properly recognizing your Sansa player, and you may need additional instructions from me.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Mar 15, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Windows media error message


Go to sandisk.com and do a firmware update;
you can clear the mp3 by formatting it in the msc mode through MyComp: these two should clear up any issues, unless the song file is not a true mp3 or wma.

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