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Device doesn't register on my computer

My device usually doesn't show up either in Windows Explorer or in Windows Media Player. The few times that it does, the "MUSIC" folder doesn't show up. So I can't access music files and delete them off of the device (the songs are all still there and they play fine, but I just want to delete some). I can even try to create a new folder called "music", but it says that name is taken. So the file is there somewhere, but I can't get at it. I'd say maybe it's my computer settings, except that it's strange that it doesn't show up in Windows Media Player either. Thanks so much for any suggestions...

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Re: Device doesn't register on my computer

Ok, I had this problem too once. The folder is "hidden", so you can't access your music. To do this, you go up to where you have the F:/ thing and in front of that you type Muisc. It should show all of your artists and all of that.

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

Re: Device doesn't register on my computer

Actually a friend of mine was able to solve it by resetting my player and changing some of my computer settings. So I think things are under control now... thanks a lot!

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Re: Device doesn't register on my computer

Does this happen when you plug it in?

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