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Very weird... I own a Sansa e280 Mp3 Player which can only hold about 7.5 GB of space. i was dragging music into a folder i know on the mp3 player, then i happened to notice that random junk was in there. One of the random junk folders contained 198 GB (GIGABYTES!) of stuff. I was thinking that if i delete this folder, i would delete my music, which is bad because i do not have a backup of my music. So i let it slide, and disconnected it. Now, it's stuck on REFRESH DATABASE (even though this just happened), and I am really mad, because I may have to get all of my music again, from scratch! Is there any way i could connect it back to the computer without having to refresh database?

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'Refresh Database' doesn't mean everything is erased. It only means it's writing the progress that you made, onto the computer. It stays on 'Refresh Database' for about maybe 5-10 minutes. It refreshes its database every time you disconnect your MP3 player from the computer. What it does when you disconnect it from the computer is it saves any unsaved changes made to it and overwrites the memory or data.

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