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Music Wont Show Up

I had the sansa in the closet for about 3 months but started to use it almost 4 weeks ago. I transfered the music originally just using explorer [i have a pc] and it worked quite well. my sansa froze about a week ago and i removed the battery [it always worked with my old one] and it seemed fine, but now everytime i try to add music to the player it will show up in explorer, but not on my sansa. any help???

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Re: Music Wont Show Up

Your MP3s have to have ID3 tags to show up in the correct place. I'm having trouble with it not correctly organizing all of them, even with the ID3 tags....

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Music folder is not detect

With a desktop computer and the USB cable you can transfer music to your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. Simply hook the USB cable up to an available USB port and begin dragging music files to the folders of your SanDisk MP3 player1 Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer.
2 Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player.
3 Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player's memory are displayed.

4 Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer's memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player.

5 Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list.

6 Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

Nov 19, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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How do i transfer music from my sansa clip to my computer

Syncing and transferring music files to the Sansa player using Windows Media Player 10 How do I sync or transfer music files to/from my Sansa player using Windows Media Player?

STEP 1 - Connect the Sansa player to the computer

STEP 2 - Run Windows Media Player
1. Go to Start > Programs > Windows Media Player.

NOTE: If you can not see Windows Media Player on the menu, go to Start > Run then type WMPLAYER then OK.

STEP 3 - Sync files to the Sansa player.

1. Click the Library tab.

2. Drag the music files to be transferred on to the right panel.

NOTE: You can also right-click on the title of the song and select Add to sync list.

3. After creating the list, click the Start sync button to sync and transfer music files to your device.

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Jun 09, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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Hello i have a sansa clip 2gb and the music is showing up when i check the files but does not on the clip itself. it says "No song" I know i added the songs on there. can you help me?

try using windows media player to transfer the's how 1.Update WMP to version 10 or 11 2.goto sync tab and yoyc player must be detected. 3.create a playlist of songs you want to transfer on start sync to transfer music to your player.

Sep 03, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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My computer wont recognize my USB


Try the following steps:

Resetting the device:
1. Press and hold the Power/Menu button for approximately 20 seconds.
2. Release the Power/Menu button.
3. Press the Power/Menu button again to turn on the player.

NOTE: Resetting will turn the player off while it is frozen.

If that doesn't work, then you may download and install the Sansa Firmware Updater and update to the latest firmware.

Jun 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Can't add or remove music off my Sansa Rhapsody 2GB

first try this...

1 put on hold and hold record button while u turn on (your sansa is now in recovery mode)
2 connect your sansa to your comp via usb cable a box should show up saying the firmware version
3 close the window and disconnect your sansa (it will restart)

if that doesnt fix your problem try this...

1 connect your sansa to comp via usb cable
2 right click start on windows desktop go to explore
3 scroll down to your sansa's drive rifght click it go to properties
4 go to tools tab and click "check now" under error checking will take awhile and will erase your memory on the sansa but it will work again

I hope my post was helpful let me know!!!!

Mar 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Deleting songs.

Your DB might be corrupt. Folow the delete procedure one more time:
Delete Music Files
1) Connect your Sansa to the computer.
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
3) Select the place where you want to delete music files from
4) Highlight and delete the music file/s or folder from My Computer\Sansa
folder. (You can also select from a variety of music
software programs to transfer/synchronize your files).

If that fails, go ahead and update the firmware - it will delete everything, and allow you to start over from scratch among other things.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Transfering music from my computer to sansa 250 player

Common problem with this unit - if you have a good virus protection program, use Limewire and only download tracks that are in mp3 format

Aug 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa E260 Transfer Music with Yahoo Music Ulimited

  1. 1 Insert your memory card into your computer's reader if you have one. If not, you can purchase a multi-format USB Memory Card reader from or
  2. 2 Open up 'My Computer'. You should see it under the list of available drives.
  3. 3 Check its contents first to make sure that you have the right drive.
  4. 4 In 'My Computer', right-click on the drive and choose 'Format'.
  5. 5 Leave all the options as they are and click on 'Start'. This is a non-reversible process so make sure this is what you truly wanted to do in the first place.
  6. 6 Once the process is completed, take the memory card out and insert it into your Digital Camera or any other device. Try to browse to it to make sure it works fine now.

Jun 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa View 8GB MP3 Player - Black

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Music wnot show on the sansa.

change the mode of the player to MSC/Rhapsody and connect the player to your computer. after that format the player in your computer windows.Make sure the file format is FAT32

Dec 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa 250 - Having problems downloading music?

You could try opening the folder(s) with your saved music and highlight all the ones you want to transfer to your mp3 player and then right click on one of the highlighted files, left click on Copy, then go to My Computer > Sansa e250 mp3 player should be listed in there, double click on it, then right click in a open white area and left click Paste. It should copy the music right to your player. You could also try using Rhapsody and import your music into it. I use Rhapsody for transferring music to my e250 Sansa mp3 player.

Nov 07, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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