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When i connect to the computer, i can add songs, but the songs on it dont show up

Ive had my e280 for about 6 months now, and i have around 3 gigs of music on it. I have permetnly synced it to Windows Media Player, and it charges and i can add songs just fine. But i cant see what songs i have on it, so i cant delete songs i dont want on there, i cant rename them, i cant view them at al. i have tried going through "My Computer-Sansa e280-Music", but the music folder isn't there. Any ideas?

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Re: When i connect to the computer, i can add songs, but...

Try setting the folder to "show hidden files & folders" (My computer-tools- folder options-view) fatalis666

Posted on Sep 05, 2007

Re: When i connect to the computer, i can add songs, but...

I don't know if you've inadvertently deleted the music folder, but that's what I did, when I deleted all the folders by mistake, thank heavens for in-store warrenty, they replaced it with another one. What I noticed on my replacement is synchronizing with media player doesn't work, it creates ghost folders and thinks music is there when it isn't, I don't understand it. Solution: open two windows for my music and sansa e280 music, then just drag and drop the folders; what I noticed is that in my music the folders are named by artist, and I prefer to see them by album, but when I view them in the player, I see the albums with the tracks in the right order.

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

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