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Trouble seeing nonmusic files.

Here's the situation, i uploaded a .rar file from another computer onto my sansa m250 (which i think can work as a flash drive). I noticed that when i was uploading the .rar file on my computer, i could not see any of my music files, and that the normal RECORDING, ALBUM, etc. folders were not displayed.

 

Now i am back onto my computer, and i can see my music files, but i cannot seem to find the .rar file. I know it is there because my music takes up about 500mb, and the .rar takes up about 500mb, and the sansa displays about 1g free.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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  • RisingStars Oct 25, 2007

    Thanks very much. I ended up chaging the mp3 to USB mode in the settings and was able to pull my file.

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Not sure if this will help, but you could try a couple things:
1. Search for it. There should be a search option somewhere in the explorer window or on the start menu. If you know the name of the .rar file, you can search the mp3 player for it.
2. Go to your Control Panel -> Folder Options. Under the tab "view" make sure "Show hidden files and folders" is checked.

Anyway, that's what I would try first.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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    Ryan Oct 23, 2007

    oh also, if that doesn't work try changing the mp3 player's USB mode in the settings on the player itself.

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Connect the player to your computer.
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