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Sansa not saving songs?

Hi, I burned some songs to the computer from some of my cds to put on my player and after I get them on my player and disconnect it from the computer, I delete the songs off of the computer. The songs stay on the player until I hook it back up to the computer to add more and the previous ones disappear off of my player. Do you have to leave the songs on the computer or am I doing something wrong?

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  • warpath619 Sep 30, 2007

    Ok, Not sure how to manage it through My Computer, do I have to have all the songs on one disc? Or do I just put the cd in and move it to the mp3 player from there without copying to the computer? My issue is I have a 8gb player and don't want to keep 8gb of songs on the hd that I have on the player already. Thank you for the response just a tad confused as to the other option about the removable disc thing. Thank you.

  • warpath619 Oct 01, 2007

    Thank you very much, I believe this has solved my problem. Thanks again.

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If you are using Windows Media Player, or Rhapsody to manage your music. You need to have a copy on your PC in order to keep it on the device. If you want to manually manage your music thru My Computer ( like a removable disc ), you dont have to have a copy on your PC. Best of Luck.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

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    Timothy D Oct 01, 2007

    The disc I am referring to is the mp3 player, not a cd.

    You need to connect the device to your computer.

    Go to the device under My Computer>Device Name (e280)>Music Folder. Leave this window open.

    Then open another window with your music in it and drag the music files from the PC to your mp3 player.

    By doing this, you are technically adding files to the device and it does not need a copy of the file on the computer.


    Best of Luck.

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