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Transferring Music from Napster w/o WMP

I have a Napster to Go subscription and my Sansa E280 shows up in Napster but I can't figure the process of downloading music out! With my Setting on MTP, I "transfer" music from my Napster library to the MP3 player. Disconnect it. Turn it off. Turn it on. The files are not visible on the player! Napster did successfully transfer them however. I then change my Settings to MSC. Re-connect the player to my laptop, open up WMP 10, and the files "Sync" somehow - I actually am not even telling it to. Disconnect. Turn off player. Turn on player. Change Settings to MTP. Now all the music I downloaded in the first place is there and playable. Please simplify this process for me. I can't do this every day! Before I wrote this, I wiped all the files off the player -- reformatted the player in both MSC and MTP modes. (e.g. out of WMP and just in MTP mode.) Thank you for helping me...

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Re: Transferring Music from Napster w/o WMP

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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