Problem recognizing songs in sansa e260 mp3 player.
Hi, i have sansa e260 4 GB, mp3 player. the player poses a problem in reading the mp3 files. i am using direct copy paste operation for loading songs in player. yesterday i have loaded around 730 different mp3 files, but when i started for listening it was showing me only 213 files from the music menu. rest all files were also in mp3 format. then later i deleted all files and reloaded all of them then music menu returned me no songs while all the files were there in player.
can anyone help me on this, will be very greatful.....
Re: problem recognizing songs in sansa e260 mp3 player.
From what I'm hearing you don't have a good driver. If you still have the disk use that. If not google it or something. I have a Sansa e260 as well so I would suggest loading the songs on in windows media player rather that windows explorer. If you open Media Player and then go to sync and it does not recognize your device, then you have a bad driver. If not, then start syncing your songs that way.
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There are no drivers needed to be installed because Sansa Sandisk is a plug and play device. However, if your device can't be recognized by the computer, please consider visiting the link below. Please follow the step by steps procedure.
i will surely help you. you have mentioned that you can see all the songs when your mp3 player is connected to the computer. so what you can do is, you can very well go ahead & format all the songs in your mp3 player using your computer. then you transfer a few songs to your mp3 player(the songs which were not getting recognized in your mp3 player). this should solve your problem.
Will Windows read it as a flash drive? If so, find a file recovery program like undelete or something, use it to restore your files, then turn on the sansa, then select format( if it is a view) and it will delete all your songs
Open Windows Media Player.
Click on the Rip tab.
Insert the CD into the computer.
Click Start Rip
Windows Media Player will convert the songs on the cd to a format that the Sansa player recognizes - may take a few minutes.
Drag the files from the CD to the right window pane.
Click Start Sync.
The Sansa is unfortunatley one huge mess up the programming has failed its working on a database with only 4 levels but for grphics and songs you need at least 7 lhopefully you can return it and get another if not you can try putting another type of chip hopefully that will work
Normally a 4GB player should hold about 1000 songs, but then again there are disclaimers from companies that it depends on the file format and the length of the songs that you download to the player. For example, an MP3 file is twice as large as a WMA file, etc.
Well, granted you're downloading songs of about 3-4 minutes average length, then there may be a possibility that some corruption has taken place in the memory of the player. You may need to format the player to completely remove these corruptions.
Here's how to format your E260:
(1) Set your player to MSC mode by navigating its Menu as follows:
Menu > Settings > USB Mode > ..select "MSC"
(2) Plug your E260 to your computer (are you using Windows XP or ME?). Your Operating System should recognize the player as a "Removable Disk" and will be assigned a drive letter.
(3) Right-click on the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa E260, then select "Format"
(4) When the Format window appears, make sure that the file system type is set to "FAT32", and that the "Quick Format" checkbox at the bottom of the window remains un-checked. Click "Start " to begin the process and follow the on-screen prompts. Formatting the player, though, will erase all your files but will clear the player of any corruption. Make a back up if you wish before formatting.
(5) Unplug your player and switch the mode back to MTP if you like. MTP is used for subscription songs while MSC is generally used for non-licensed songs (like songs from Limewire, songs ripped from CD's, etc.).
(6) Transfer your songs again to the player
I hope this helps. Normally this would solve the little glitches in your player. If it doesn't, leet me know... there may be another solution I could offer.