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Do I have to use Rhapsody with my Sansa E260

Sansa recommends using Rhapsody with thier E260. My question is do I have to use it or are there other options, like Windows Media Player?

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No you dont even have to have anything installed, windows will take caré of all if you have xp or higher,

(sansa dosen't work on 98)

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When on click on my sansa e260 in Rhapsody I see

Try the following method to see what is on your Sansa e260

Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.

If you want to delete some or all of the files do the following:
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release, right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Nov 29, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa 260


Switch your Sansa E260 to its Recovery Mode:

1. Make sure the player is powered off
2. Enable the "Hold" switch (located on the top of the player). You would know it's enabled when you see the "orange-colored" surface
3. Press the "Record" button. Make sure you keep it pressed while pressing on the "Menu" button.
4. keep your fingers pressed on these 2 buttons until the E260 LCD screen displays "Welcome to Recovery Mode"
5. Connect your E260 to your computer. (Just a reminder: The minimum Operating System requirements for a Sansa E200 player is Windows XP and above)
6. Double-click on "My Computer" and you would see your Sansa E260 appear as a "16 MB" drive. Note: If you do not see that "16 MB" drive/partition, please repeat steps 1-6.

Next, Apply the firmware for the E260 (your player should be connected to your PC at this time):

Step 1:
Use this link to download the firmware for your Sansa E260 (for better results, please save this file on your "Desktop":

Step 2:
Double left-click on the downloaded file, and follow the on-screen prompts. The file will automatically re-flash your player and format it as well, thereby clearing all possible file/system corruptions that may have occurred.

Step 3:
When the process is complete, unplug your E260 from your computer, and please make sure you disable the "Hold" switch

Step 4:
Power up your E260 and 90-99% of the time, it would boot up successfully.

Step 5:
Enjoy using your Sansa E260, just like I do. (I love this player)

sorry for so much writing it pays off read this to

) Unzip the downloaded zip file and extract the file pp5022.mi4

2) On your Rhapsody device, go to "Settings" -> "Mode" then select "Rhapsody"

3) With the data cable, plug the USB connector to the USB port on the PC, verify “Connected” is shown on the e200R display

4)On the PC, Check for device “Sansa e200 (E:)” under My Computer.
NOTE: the actual drive letter might be different

5) Drag and Drop pp5022.mi4 from your PC to the root folder of E: drive.
NOTE: Do NOT drop it to “Sansa e200R Rhapsody” device which is the MicroSD card slot

6) Unplug your Rhapsody device.

7) Your Rhapsody device will restart and perform a firmware upgrade and restart again.

When done, go to main menu “Settings” -> “Info” and verify the current version number.


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Rhapsody not recognizing my Sansa e260

Get the Vista-compatible software from Sandisk's website

Jul 24, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Transferring photos to my sansa e260

you have to use the disc that came with the MP3 the disk has a software that makes videos and photos able to be transferred into the's easy after you install that software

Apr 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Royally screwed up e260

help! i have tried to download my copied cds through rhapsody & windows media player. nothing happens in rhapsody & windows gives me an error occurred message after each song when i try to copy to e260.
thanks for your input,

Mar 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Files from Rhapsody Won't Play

Review: Sandisk Sansa e260 mp3 player - Personal Computer World go to this site and see if any of there downloads can help if not email them

Jan 24, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e60

Try using WMP or explorer to transfer songs

Jan 05, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Unerasable Files not a fan of the sandisk firmware specially the low sound...
but, have u tried using another firmware? such as rockbox?

Nov 03, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Sansa e260, with Rhapsody. Sansa turns on, off, on, off continuously

Uninstall the MTP device in your hardware device manager, or remove it using add/remove hardware in control panel

Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out:
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Oct 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Please help me!!! im desperate!!! sandisk sansa e260

if your sanas e260 does'n syncronize with your computer or say data base..., take the battery out and conect it with out the battery.

May 08, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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