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How do you change your microSD USB mode to MSC (in order to get MP3 players to recognize music files?)

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Go to the main menu of the Sansa --> Settings --> USB Mode --> Change from MTP to MSC.

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Trying to add 4 GB microSDHC card to sandisk sansa e260. connect e260 to computer via USB. insert micro card. computer does not recognize microcard. why?


Hello,

The player automatically connects to the computer in Media Transfer Protocol mode (MTP mode).
For accessing the microSD card in the player, the USB connection in the player has to be set to MSC mode, see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/167

How to change USB mode for the e200 series, proceed as next:
1. From the Main Menu, select Settings > USB Mode.
2. Select Auto Detect, MTP or MSC.
Manuals for the e200 series:
version 1:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/e200v1_userguide_en.pdf
version 2:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/e200v2_userguide_en.pdf
version R, Rhapsody:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/e200r_userguide_en.pdf

Nov 21, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansadisk mtable file problem


Hello,

Switching to MSC mode and performing a content backup
When the player does not respond to the software for the media player
in MTP ( media transfer protocol ) mode you can switch the player to
MSC mode in the player as next:
1. From the Main Menu, select Settings > USB Mode.
2. Select Auto Detect, MTP or MSC.
When having no more screen view, have a hardware MSC selection:
Forcing Sansa Clip to MSC mode, enabling the USB connection mode for the computer seeing the device as a removable disk:
Sansa Clip
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Slide the Hold switch down to Lock (orange color showing).
3. Press and hold the center button while connecting the device to the PC.

Updating firmware
Next update the firmware of the player. This will clean all your files in the player ( have a backup first as told above ) and the software in the player will be updated.

How to update Sansa Clip's firmware, see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/300

Oct 25, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Change MP3 from USB to MSC mode


Usb mode is in settings push center button choose between msc or mtp.... MSC will allow you to see the expansion card mtp won't.....MTP shows you your music folder in the media folder thats where you put your music plus expansion.....If no usb mode the player is manufactored to be in msc mode make sure your usb 2.0 driver is installed

Jun 27, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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My computer wont recognize my sansa e260


Make sure USB mode is MSC....If this doesn't work make sure that you are connected to a 2.0 USB port....I had to install the update on to my labtop and finally it recognized it and updated....
Download Update if you haven't yet(http://mp3support.sandisk.com/sansa/Installer/1082/SansaUpdaterInstall.exe)
Then connect to your computer and see if it works
Hope it does..........Please rate

May 20, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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PC does not recognize ML648B in USB Mode


Switch the Player to MTP Mode instead.

• The USB mode uses a file transfer class called the MSC (Mass Storage Class). This was developed as a way for files to be transferred onto an external drive such as a flash drive or an external hard drive.
• In this mode, your mp3 player will look and function like an external hard drive in that it will appear in My Computer as a separate drive. This transfer class is not very specific to the transfer of media files so the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) was introduced.
• The difference with media files, specifically music files, is that they demand much more management.
• Downloading services can require special licensing and a limit on the number of playbacks a music file can have.
• The acquisition, restoration, updating, and backing up of these licenses as well as compatibility issues with file type and compression ratio within these digital music players demanded a more user-friendly and functional approach to file transfers.
• For this reason, you will need to have Windows Media Player 10 or 11 available on your computer to utilize MTP.
• Those with Windows Media Player 9 on their Windows 98 SE, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000 operating system will need to update using our Download Center.
• We recommend the use of MTP over MSC (the USB mode on your player) because it is more specific to the transfer of music files. To change this setting, press the power button on your device once it’s connected to the computer until the USB icon disappears.

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My GPX ML648B is not being recognized on any computer any longer


• The USB mode uses a file transfer class called the MSC (Mass Storage Class). This was developed as a way for files to be transferred onto an external drive such as a flash drive or an external hard drive.
• In this mode, your mp3 player will look and function like an external hard drive in that it will appear in My Computer as a separate drive. This transfer class is not very specific to the transfer of media files so the MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) was introduced.
• The difference with media files, specifically music files, is that they demand much more management.
• Downloading services can require special licensing and a limit on the number of playbacks a music file can have.
• The acquisition, restoration, updating, and backing up of these licenses as well as compatibility issues with file type and compression ratio within these digital music players demanded a more user-friendly and functional approach to file transfers.
• For this reason, you will need to have Windows Media Player 10 or 11 available on your computer to utilize MTP.
• Those with Windows Media Player 9 on their Windows 98 SE, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows 2000 operating system will need to update using our Download Center.
• We recommend the use of MTP over MSC (the USB mode on your player) because it is more specific to the transfer of music files. To change this setting, press the power button on your device once it’s connected to the computer until the USB icon disappears.

Jan 08, 2009 | GPX ML648B MP3 Player

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Not reading


Well, is it in MTP mode or MSC mode (menu > settings > USB)?

If it's in MTP mode, Windows Media Player should recognize it.

If it's in MSC mode, it acts like a USB thumb drive.

You should be able to add music in either mode, but I've found MSC mode simply doesn't work, though it once seemed to. Also, the Sansa m230 will not work with USB 1.1, only 2.0. Next time, I'm getting something Rockbox runs on!

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Sandisk Sansa View 8GB = would not connect


I jsut purchased an 8GB sansa view mp3 and I downloaded it like I was suppose to and it does not work in Rhapsody at all, also in the windows media player it shows that the device was installed correctly but it still doesn't work and I still can't sync my songs to it. The sansa icon won't even show up

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Sansa e250 drivers


Hi there , in the settings menu in your player if you go into usb you can change it to msc mode and it will read as a normal usb drive so you can transfer songs etc

Oct 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Music files


Hi. I hope this info would help: Your Sansa E260 has 2 modes: MTP (Music Transfer Protocol) and MSC (Mass Storage Class). Your Operating System recognizes each mode differently, and music files saved in one mode would not be seen when you switch to the other mode, and vice versa. Try switching to each of these modes, then plug it to your computer and browse the player. To switch modes, use the following menu navigation: Menu >> Settings >> USB Mode This would give the choice of MTP and MSC.

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