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Where did all the memory go?

Windows Explorer says that there this 1.64Gig used out of the 2G. But all of the used space in the files and folders on the e250 (tmp; system; photo; music; record; playlists; pictures) only add up to 347Meg in total. This includes all hidden files and folders. This is when the device is in MSC mode; There do not appear to be any significantly sized files when I put it in MTP mode) So where has all that other 1Gig of space gone to? I would really appreciate any advice on this please.

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Re: Where did all the memory go?

Try running Windows scandisk and then defrag on the Sandisk player.

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The files are not deleted from the device but moved to the recycle bin. To completely remove the files from the MP3 player, use the following procedure:
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3. Select the Tab View and check to select the Show hidden Files and Folders option.
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This will show you how to use minimum space to have maximum music files on you Ipod Chromatic.

STEP 1: Locate all your music files that you want to upload on you iPod.
(Using Either PC or MAC )

STEP 2: Categorize and name a folder, called musice. If you have
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music 3, (for wma), etc...

STEP 3: Put the different music files in their seperate folders. And then
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File system errors / possible firmware bugs.

Here are some observations.

With the internal memory formatted by the player itself:

1) The player always has multiple malformed root directery entries that don't show up as files in Windows Explorer. Particually, the "Services" folder is slightly malformed. On some systems, the Services folder won't show up in Windows Explorer (like Windows 98).

2) Any memory formatted by the player whether intneral or a microsd card, will be completely missing a partition table.

If the internal memory is formatted by anything else other than the player itself:

1) The player will not be able to write the library database and user settings to the internal memory. The song and artist names will always be "Unknown" and "rebuilding library" every time the player is truned on. The library database and user settings files show up as multiple zero length files in the root directory, one with the same name for each time the player is turned on.

2) The Audible directory will be created and filled with many, many garbage files with garbage names with very big sizes that don't actually take up memory space.

3) Trying to use a microsd card that was formatted by anyhing else results in the player hanging when rebuilding library when it tries to scan the external microsd card. The player has to be shut off buy holding the power switch.

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I have inserted a memory card and added music onto this but can' play it. I can see that they are there when I check the computer but I can't see them on the MP3

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The mic won't record because it says there is an insuffic memory space

Use the easyRip Player Library module to see what media you have on your device and remove items until you have enough free space to record.

Use Windows Explorer to manually navigate to the files and remove items until you have enough free space to record.

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Try this.
Go to the SETTINGS tab and
select USB
Set the format to be MSC
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*see the user guide

At least this worked for me.

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Try this. Go to settings, reset all. connect to computer, when the popup displays, select view files. all should be there. I had the same problem today and that solution worked for me.
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Transferring files via Windows
Explorer (Drag-and-Drop)
In Windows XP (with Windows Media
Player 10 or above installed)
In Windows XP and when Windows Media Player10 is installed, the player is connected to the
computer in MTP mode. In the Windows Explorer,when the player is opened, the “Data” and
“Media” views will be displayed for the player.The Data folder is used to manage data content
on the player, such as text files. The Media folderis used to manage media content supported by
the player for playback, such as mp3 and wma.You can copy files to the player through Windows
Explorer (drag-and-drop). Picture files should be copied to the “Media” folder for viewing while
video files can not be dragged and copied to the “Media” folder directly as only .SMV files are
supported. The video files must be converted and transferred via RCA Video Converter for playback
(refer to page 19). Alternatively, you can transferthe converted video files to the "Data" folder via
the Windows Explorer (drag-and-drop).
You can copy files to / delete files from the player through Windows Explorer (drag-and-drop), but
you cannot open or edit the files directly from the player. If you want to edit the files, you will
need to copy the files from the player to another location (drive) in the system.
I was able to locate the manual for you...It will provide you with more information for your device..I hope this helps...

P.S. Please rate accordingly...
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