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Loading Music folders

What I want to do is load folders of different types of music on the sansa E250.
I have disco, slow, popular etc. I do not wish to sync but just load and then be able to go to an album and select the folder and play.
When I copy and paste each folder into the music category and view it on my PC everything looks correct. However, when I unhook and start my player the Sansa has taken all the song and put them into different classifications.
How can I stop the Sansa from touching and categorizing the music so I can select each folder and play the selected type that I have created???

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Re: Loading Music folders

Heres the answer to your problem. Edit the ID3 Tags on your songs. The player would determine how it would organize the songs on the player depending on the ID3 Tags of the song.

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The instructions with pictures are on pp. 13-19 of the user's manual:
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