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Track order is reversed

Whenever I drag and drop any audio file, the order of tracks in sansa is reversed. PLEASE HELP

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Re: track order is reversed

Turn off shuffle

These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on May 26, 2008

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Fast forwarding for listening to books

I use a Creative Zen V Plus, but have a similar problem.

First, an explanation: the issue is probably with the timecode in the audio track. This can happen when the audio file is created on a computer. The audiobook was likely "ripped" to a file from the original audiobook CD, and your player may not like the format the file is in. The best solution in this case is to recreate the audio files yourself. First remove all of the files from your Sansa for that particular book. Then use CD-burning software on your computer to create an audio CD (not a data CD!) from the files you got from the library. Finally, use the software that came with your Sansa to transfer the audio CD back to your Sansa. This way you know you are getting a correct format on your player.

If you have an additional issue (like me) where the tracks are too long and go back to the beginning every time you turn your player off, you may have to use an audio editor such as Audacity to chop the long tracks up into smaller tracks, but this is quite time consuming. It is best to acquire audiobooks in smaller tracks in the first place. This is the problem I have been faced with while using to listen to audiobooks.

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I lost my disc can i still download

You can put music on it by doing the following (assuming vista/XP environment):

Connect it to your PC using the provided USB cable.
Open windows explorer and navigate to your Sansa Clip.
Click through "sansa clip", "internal memory" to the "music" directory.
Drag and drop MP3/wav files to this directory. Feel free to create subdirectories.
Your music will be accessible after doing this.
Be aware that the clip ignores your directories. It will look for artist, album, and title tags to categorize your tracks. You may have to look for your tracks in the "unknown" album directory when playing if your tracks don't have these (ID3?) tags.

Good Luck!

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The Sansa orders tracks alphabetically. It goes by the track name encoded internally, not by filename. You can use Media Player or some other program to rename the track, then transfer them to the Sansa.

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You can use your windows media player to transfver tracks to your have to make sure that the device is under MTP mode..Assuming that you have windows media player 11 ,,,click on the sync tab and your device should be listed on the top right corner..then click on file and if you dont have file hold control on your keyboard and the letter M..then you will have the file..then go to the folder where your music are located..and then they will start playing..then click on the little now playing icon..and then drag the tracks to the right side and click on start sync....if you need further assistance..let me know
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No You Don't Have To Converter The Tracks. It Depends On How You Put The Tracks On Your Sansa, Do You Drag And Drop Or Do You Sync With Copy To Device In Windows Media Player 9, Or Sync In Windows Media Player

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I deleted something from the folder SYSTEM

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It will download a ZIP folder that you will need to uncompress. Double click on it and you should see a file named pp5022.mi4.

Connect your device to the PC in MSC mode. Go to My Computer and you will see the device listed (c200 / c240 / c250) and drag & drop the pp5022.mi4 file onto this icon.

Disconnect the device and it should re-start and install the firmware back onto your device.

Best of Luck.

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2. I renamed the files 001.mp3, 002.mp3, etc in the order I want them to play.
3. On the FOLDER, Right click - Properties - Customize Tab
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are you using the drag and drop mode... if so you may want to check the tags on the files and make sure that you have the correct track numbers for each track. That seemed to fix the problem.

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