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Vista wont open the music folder

I uploaded from a Win2k system to the 2g clip which works great.

When I plug it into a Dell Inspiron 6400 Vista Ultimate sp1, the laptop will "ding" to indicate it saw the clip.

Explorer opens the clip but it will not show any mp3s in the music folder.

I have tried putting the clip on hold, holding the center button while plugging it in to no avail.


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  • SansaPixy Dec 21, 2008

    It is the same problem. Vista won't show the mp3 I have in the Music folder.


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Try going through either the shortcut on the menu bar, or through the username folder.

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