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Loading playlist I can't get a playlist from windows media player to load on to my e260. the songs will sync, but the list info won't. The SanDisk help line said that the problem is that XP assigns a drive letter to the e260. It should see it as a "portable media device". How do I change it from a storage drive to a media device?

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Re: loading playlist

The XP Drive letter assignment has nothing to do with Playlists. You need to set the device mode to MSC. Settings>Mode or USB Mode>MSC. Then in Windows Media Player (version 10 or higher) enable auto-sync for the PLAYLISTS only, unless you want all the music force fed to your device everytime you connect. You can add to this question for additional assistance. Best of Luck.

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How to create playlist on e260 sandisk sansa pm3 player

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How do I create and transfer playlists into my MP3 player using Windows Media Player 11?
STEP 1 – Create a playlist
  1. Run Windows Media Player.
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  4. Drag and drop music files into the Playlist Window.
  5. Click Save Playlist to save the list.
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  2. Drag and drop your playlist from the left window into the Sync List window on the right.
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From what I'm hearing you don't have a good driver. If you still have the disk use that. If not google it or something. I have a Sansa e260 as well so I would suggest loading the songs on in windows media player rather that windows explorer. If you open Media Player and then go to sync and it does not recognize your device, then you have a bad driver. If not, then start syncing your songs that way.

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To create a playlist for Windows Media Player, follow these steps:
1. Launch Windows Media Player.
2. Clear the List pane by clicking the Clear List pane button.
3. Click the arrow below the Library Tab then select Create Playlist.
4. Type in the name of your Playlist.
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5. Click Songs from Library then drag them from the Details pane to the List
6. To rearrange the songs, drag them up or down in the List pane.
7. Click Save Playlist.
Transferring Playlists
To transfer playlists to your Sansa player, follow these steps:
1. Connect your Sansa player to the computer.
2. Select Sync digital media files to this devices using Windows Media
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3. Right-click on Your Sansa Player, then select Set Up Sync.
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4. Select Personal Playlists from the drop down menu on the left pane.
5. Highlight the playlists you want to transfer to your Sansa player, click Add,
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Hi Janworks4u. Question for you... Did your mp3 work fine with WMP 10? I ask because WMP 11 is known for causing problems w/mp3 players. You can try reverting to WMP 10 to see if that fixes your problem. To do this:

click START, click on CONTROL PANEL, ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS (look at the top center of the Add or Remove Programs box that pops up for a little square you can click on that says "show updates." Click that box and then scroll down to WMP 11. Click to change/remove. A box will pop up confirming that you will revert to WMP 10. NOTE THIS WILL NOTE DELETE ANYTHING FROM YOUR COMPUTER! All of your music that is in WMP 11 will still be there in WMP 10!

Now you can try to load your songs back on through WMP 10 and hopefully it'll work for you. Good luck!

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Well, one way of fixing this can be to watch the files sync to your mp3 player and when it starts syncing the unwanted files, just simply press "stop sync". I think i know what you are using and i had the same problem at first. you will make a sync list and click sync but after that list if finished, it will sync the rest of the songs from your computer also, you can just wait for your wanted sync list to be finished and as soon as it begins to sync the unwanted media, just press stop. this wont harm your computer or your mp3 player.

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Rhapsody e260:

Playlists can be made on the fly, but you have to play each song you want to add to the playlist in order to bring up the option.

Basically WinAmp is the way to go [here's how:]

First, start up Winamp and add your songs to its library.
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(Optional) go to your e260's playlists and confirm that Exercise didn't show up. If you do see it, then you probably have a future version of the firmware that doesn't have this problem.
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Release the power button. Switch the lock slider to the locked position.
Press the power button and keep holding it down. The blue wheel light will come on, and then you'll see the SanDisk logo. Then the screen will go black and you'll see
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Best of Luck.

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