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Listening All of the sudden all the songs on it are titled unknown and when you try to play them they come up as "bad track"

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2008

    My SanDisk won't play almost half my songs. When I transfer them from my computer to the mp3, it shows up on the mp3 as "unknown" and won't let me listen to the file. When I click on it, it just skips that song and goes to the next one that isn't one of the 'unknown's.

  • bworrell Aug 14, 2008

    I added a bunch of music to my MP3 player, and sometimes the songs will work, and sometimes they're unknown.. so I really have no idea what songs are missing unless I were to put them on there one at a time and check to see which ones come up as unknown. It's really frustrating!
    I just want to be able to see all the songs that are on my MP3 player because the unknown ones take up so much space!



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Some of the songs on da sansa playlists say "unknown". they are fine in my computer? give me more solutions plz

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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U can hold the big button down on the unkown tracks and theyl transfer to your playlist where u can listen to them there

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

  • chuckdyall Mar 26, 2008

    if there just bad tracks without being unkown then i have no effin clue what to do bout that im tryin to figure that out too. but if there just straight up unkown songs go to them n hit the button n theyl go to the playlist n they will play there.


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Well i had same problem try this
1.take all songs to computer (and pictures ,movies)
2.make sure your computer dont shows hidden(needed files) files.. if you are using xp or vista do this controll panel/folder options
3. delete all music,pictures,movies on your mp3/mp4 ( dont delete any thing other!! )
4.pull the music back to it
/it worked for me well well hopes it works

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