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'Library Full' Error when transferring files to Zen.

I used to have an 80Gb HDD in my Creative Zen Xtra, and it worked fine, and I was able to use the full 80GB storage no probs. However, since then my MP3 collection has exceeded 80GB so I tried to upgrade to a 160GB HDD. I installed it the same as before, but only 130GB was recognised. No problem, I can live with that.
However, when I tried to transfer files to the Zen using Mediasource, it reached a point where it wouldn't upload any more tracks, coming up with the message 'librbary is full, please delete some tracks, etc, etc'. This is despite both the Zen and Mediasource recognising a load of free space remaining on the drive.
Since then it comes up with playback errors which I assumed to be because of the unrecognised HDD space, or trying to read tracks that weren't in the library.
So today I decided to re-install the 80GB HDD as that was more reliable. However, I have come to upload tracks to it and the same error is coming up, at roughly the same point (after about 800 albums).
Is there something I need to do to allow the library to accept more files?
The firmware is updated to version 2.10.03.
Also, if there is any way of getting the player to accept the full 160GB HDD, that would be awesome!!

Any help greatly appreciated!!

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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008


    nearly same problem: I had a harddisk crash. Then I upgraded my original Zen Xtra 30 GB with a 120 GB Hitachi travelmade. All went OK, 114 GB shown as free. But only nearly 30 GB are able to upload (by Explorer and even by WMP 10). Newest firmware. While upgrading I formated the new harddisk+reloadOS+newest firmware. Is there a trick to use more than the original 30 GB? ("About": Version 2.10.03 / Total space 114451 MB / Free 86008 MB / Tracks 7044 / Albums 626 / no playlist)

  • Markus2 Jun 07, 2008


    nearly the same problem. I had a harddisk crash on my Zen Extra. Instead of original 30 GB disk I tried a 120 GB Hirachi travelmade disk. During the upgrade I formated the disk (in the player) + reloadedOS + installed the newest firmware. It seemed everything okay. The "about" function showed 114 GB free. But while uploading the music-files (using the explorer under XP) - no more then nearly 30 GB are possible. In "abuot" 86 GB shown as free (content about: Version 2.10.03 / Space 114451 MB / Free 86008 MB / 7044 Tracks / 626 Albums). One folder each album, many ID3-Tag Informations, long file names. I used "clean up" - no change. Is there a trick to get more then the 30 GB?



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The zen uses other areas for data storage and stuff.
best to reformat and not use so many folders.

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