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Sansa won't recognize file changes!

Every time I change or move a file within the device using windows explorer, it says "writing" but when I unhook it, the changes aren't there. How can I fix this problem, or go around it to change my files around?

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The problem with using Windows Explorer with this model is that it won't save your changes, because, when you try to make the changes, it reads the music file as "Already on the player" - and it automatically chooses to keep the existing file instead of overwriting it. To make the desired changes, you will actually have to delete the affected song off the player first. Then make your changes, and THEN reload the song onto the player (preferrably using Windows Media Player). Very time-consuming, but the only way.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Can't locate the music on the player in windows explorer. Every folder seems to be empty. The player itself recognize and plays about 230 titles...but where are these files located on the player and why...


The location of all the music on your Sansa is Clip+/Internal Memory/Music.

If the folder is empty, you should now think on which mode you you transfer the songs MTP or MSC. If you transfer songs on MTP, you can only see them on that mode and vice versa.

Try to check the current settings on your Sansa by going to MENU/SETTINGS/SYSTEM SETTINGS/USB MODE

Try changing the USB modes and check the folder again.

If songs are not showing on both modes, possible that the files are hidden or corrupted.

Mar 02, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Delete songs from mp3


1) Go to Settings/USB Mode and change to MSC mode which make it works as a flash drive/memory stick 2) In Windows explorer, you should see two drives in My Computer, one for the unit, one for the card slo 3) As for a 'normal' PC, you can now just delete any files/songs from your Sansa directories in either drives! (you can also move existing or add new files). note: if your normally use SanDisk Media Converter program or Windows Media Player, you must change the USB mode setting on your Sansa back to 'MTP' before those programs can see your device.

Dec 20, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa E260- Cannot delete songs/ won't respond to modified files.


In order to sync the files with media player the device must be in MTP mode MSC mode is used for drag/drop file updating. try setting MTP and then sync it or just open the drive file in my computer in either mode to update the file list.

Apr 11, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Can't find clip in my computer


This is and excerpt from "EphMusicFan" on the Real player forum. Original link is also below.

" The following steps finally fixed everything for me. While it may seem long, it only takes about 15 minutes and should fix everything.

If you run windows XP don't have Windows Media Player 11 installed, download and install it here,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/download/download.aspx

Run Windows Update, and install all high priority and optional updates related to Windows Media Player or device synchronization.
On XP, the updates include:
Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)
Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)
Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)

Open Rhapsody
From 'My Account' menu select de-authorize computer
Close Rhapsody

To delete the mcs.rma file:

1. Close RealPlayer/Rhapsody
2. Click the Windows Start button. Then click Run.
3. Type %windir%\system32\ and click OK.
4. Find the mcs.rma file.
5. Right-click mcs.rma and select Delete.
6. Close the window.

To delete the basi3260.dll file:

1. Open the My Computer icon on your desktop.
2. Open the C: drive (usually Local Disk (C:\)).
3. Open the Program Files folder.
4. Open the Common Files folder.
5. Open the Real folder.
6. Open the Plugins folder.
7. Find the basi3260.dll file.
8. Right-click basi3260.dll and select Delete.
9. Close the window.
10. Restart your computer.


on sansa Clip itself, disconnected from computer, go to settings, then choose format

Make sure Rhapsody, Windows Media Player, and all other media programs are closed

download firmware
http://forums.sandisk.com/sansa/board/message?board.id=clip&thread.id=2946 (make sure you get 'Americas' firmware version)
unzip firmware file
connect to computer
drag firmware file onto sansa Clip icon in Windows explorer
wait to finish all copying (Sansa Clip screen will say connected, not writing or reading)

disconect
firmware updates on device, then it shuts off automatically
turn it back on
reformat from device (settings menu, format)
put in msc (under USB mode on settings menu)

reconect
open sansa Clip E:/ in Windows explorer, delete all files (should be 6-8 folders and files in top level directory of Clip)
reformat from windows explorer (right click, format, (FAT file system, NOT FAT32))

disconect
put in mtp (under USB mode on settings menu)

Open Rhapsody
It will run through quick setup again, due to files deleted before.
'Reathorize Computer' (under 'My Account' menu)
"Update Track Licenses' (same menu)

connect to computer
wait for Rhapsody to fully load clip (may take 30 seconds)
reformat from rhapsody (right click on sansa clip icon in rhapsody, select reformat)
hold down control and shift buttons at same time, right click on sansa clip icon in Rhapsody, select 'reset secure clock'
right click on sansa clip icon in rhapsody, select authorize device
wait while sansa clip updates (wait for screen of device to say 'connected' for a while, rather than writing or reading)

disconect

reconnect
wait a while updates finish

disconect
verify acount, and dates on device, under setting menu, account
should say renewed (with today's date) expires a date 30 days later.


download one new track from rhapsody you never have downloaded before

reconect
transfer that one track to clip
wait for all updates to finish

disconect
verify account, dates on device, check that the track plays properly"

Hope that helps.

http://real.lithium.com/real/board/message?board.id=InstallingRhapsody&thread.id=26724

Feb 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Player no longer able recognize new mp3 files


Since you have all music on your computer - I suggest you do a hard reset - wipe it. Go to the manufacturer's website and type in "reset to factory default settings."

Jun 14, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa M230 not seen in Explorer or Windows Media Player


We had the same problem with Windows XP. We found some help on the Sandisk web site. On the device go to the Settings menu, then USB. We changed from AutoDetect to MSC mode and everything is working again. Our computer saw all of the songs on our computer fine. Some of the old songs on the Sansa didn't show up on the detect list in Windows Media Player, but they were still on the device.

Mar 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Kinda long, sorry: Unable to safely remove or rename folders/files on my YP-T9


It sounds as if it a problem with write caching.

Basically, if write caching is enabled, any changes you make to the files in Windows are not actually carried out at the time, but are saved into memory and then when you select safe removal they are written to the external device in one go. From what you describe, since you can't select safe removal, it sounds as if the changes are never being written to your player.

Try this:

Go to My Computer, right-click the icon for your player and select properties.

Go to the hardware tab, scroll down the list and highlight your player and then click properties.

Go to the policies tab and make sure 'optimize for quick removal' is selected.

Ok your way back out.

Hopefully this should solve the problem.

Matt

Feb 29, 2008 | Samsung Yepp YP-T9 Digital Media Player

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Sansa media converter will not recognize my mp3 player


The Media Converter will only recognize the device in MSC mode.

Make sure it is on this mode and try all of the USB ports on your PC. If that doesnt work, try uninstalling and re-installing the Media Converter.




Best of Luck.

Nov 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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"Writing" prevents Safely Remove


Yeah - it keeps trying to transfer those songs to the player - it can't read directly from the location, but the processer knows its there; it doesn;t know what to do with it - so it';s stuck; delete the recordings, dude

May 28, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Recognise my sansa


to old for vista to recognize

Apr 29, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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