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Sloooooowwww sync'ing Hi there. I have a SanDish Sansa m240 and it works just fine but sync'ing the music from the computer to the player takes FOREVER. It shows where it's synchronizing and the percentage of it that's done and then it sits at 100% done for 5 minutes, sometimes more. It took 26 HOURS to synchronize 245 songs before. I realize that this player isn't the best of the best, but is there anything we can do to get it to perform faster when synchronizing? Thanks for any advice you can give!! I bought 3 of these players at the same time last year and won't ever buy another one like it, they are all 3 having issues and not necessarily the same issue. UGH!! Thanks again for any advice on this one issue..

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Re: Sloooooowwww sync'ing

Hey lisanicole94

If you haven't found out an answer, it's simple. All you have to do is go to the Windows Media Player (while you have the player plugged in), go to the drop down in the Sync mode, and go to Format. This will get it up to speed, but you'll have to put your tunes back in coz it deletes all the music that was on it.

Good Luck!!

Posted on May 25, 2008

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