Okay, first of all, when I try to copy music to my sansa e250, i get an error saying that the files are in use and it gives me the options "Skip", "Skip all", and "Cancel". I use an unlocking program that detects whether a file is actually being used, and none of them are in use. I have rebooted, with no luck.
Secondly, I cannot delete files from my sansa anymore, and there are files and folders accumulating. I made a new folder called "Good Tunes" back a month ago. Now the folder "Good Tunes" has a bunch of unrecognized files that have the little box character for it's title. Also, in the same folder, there is a new folder, called Good Tunes that has a copy of every mp3 I had in the original Good Tunes folder.
I am extremely dissatisfied with this piece of crap player... I haven't dropped it, spilled anything on it, left it out in the cold, etc... but I'm pretty tempted to smash it...
Please, I beg you, Help Me lol
I deleted all of the music, as well as the Music folder also. One of the folders within the main Music folder would not delete and it took me about 7 times to finally get rid of it. So basically I wiped out all of the music and started over and it worked! Thanks Guest for your solution #1 !
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First, make sure you didn't download an instrumental.
Second, make sure the files are in a format that the player recognizes.
If both conditions hold, then upgrade the firmware - you have a corrupt DB.
well, probably because where you downloaded it from, the website had an error. To put music on, just go on MY COMPUTER, find your sansa mp3 in it, go to your music, copy a song, go back to the sansa list and hit paste.
You could try opening the folder(s) with your saved music and highlight all the ones you want to transfer to your mp3 player and then right click on one of the highlighted files, left click on Copy, then go to My Computer > Sansa e250 mp3 player should be listed in there, double click on it, then right click in a open white area and left click Paste. It should copy the music right to your player. You could also try using Rhapsody and import your music into it. I use Rhapsody for transferring music to my e250 Sansa mp3 player.
There may be possible reasons why your Sansa E250 would display an message on the LCD even when you've downloaded files to it:
(1) The music file type is not supported by the player. Sansa players support only MP3 and WMA files. To determine what file type your have, right click on the file type and it should display the "properties" dialog box. Check if it is MP3 or WMA. For example, iTunes music files will not work with the player, nor will WAV or MIDI files.
(2) Your music files are supported but the bit rate is not within the range that the player supports. Sansa players support MP3 files up to 128 KBPS and WMA files up to 64 KBPS. You may need to use a 3rd party music file editor to convert the files to a supported bit rate
(3) You may have saved your music files in a folder and copied the folder to the player. Your Sansa E250 will not recognize folders. Either save them in the root directory or inside the "Music" folder -- your player's default folder for music files.
Hope this info helps :)
Hey to get music onto the Sansa e250R you have to plug the Sansa into the computer. Next go to mycomputer. Then onen ethier sansa or Removable Disk(F:). Then take the songs you want and drag them on to the white space under photos and vidos and all that other files. DO NOT PUT IT IN A FILE.