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Problem syncing mp3's to mp3 player with Windows Media Player

I have a generic mp3 player (8 gig) that i'm trying to sync about 6 gigs of files to. i have about 15 cd's and have about 5 types of podcasts with several episodes in each type. here's what happens: the 1st time i set up a sync relationship, it works fine and the files and folders are setup and synced to the device. however, any other time after that when i connect the device to my computer and try to sync, it is either corrupting something or messing something up--because the folders and files don't show correctly. (you go into folder a to listen to podcast a and actually songs from podcast b are in the folder. also some folders contain folders insided them that are duplcates of the entire list of all folders synced to the device.) what am i doing wrong? or is it WMP? it seems to be more related to WMP--because if i just click and drag files to my mp3 player it reads them just fine--however that kind of defeats the purpose of it automatically syncing! is there a better program to synce to a device with? Thanks!

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This isn't necessarily a solution, but:
Within WMP, I believe under Help, Check for Updates. Won't hurt.

Depending on your media player ... you say generic, but there's surely a brand ... you may find it "mounted," like a CD or hard disk, within your My Computer section. On my dad's Sansa, for example, you can directly copy over music files, but videos have to be converted in a certain way. There's a default structure -- that is, there's a folder for podcasts, a folder for music, a folder for movies, whatever.

Without knowing the specifics of your device, it's tough to give a good answer. Try checking for updates, and if that doesn't do anything, then see if you can get at the drive deliberately and start copying over your files yourself.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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