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Can't Write/Delete/format I'm having Sandiskcruzer micro 1Gb thumb drive. Now I'll not able to write/detele files to that. I tryed format it but its not working. Files are also not in Readonly mode. Error is "Cannot Delete File.txt: cannot find specified file / make sure you specify the correct path and file name" Please let me knw solution for this. Thx Sanjaya

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To browse the player, it's important to know first that the player has 2 modes: MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) and MSC (Mass Storage1.gif Class). Music files saved on one mode would not be seen in the other mode when browsed through Windows Explorer.
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