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Synchronizing A message came up about synchronizing so I was trying to fix it and I did some research and found out on other models that if you got free songs from Rhapsody you should try formatting it. Well, I didn't quite understand but I went into format and pushed yes. When I went back to the songs, all 400 and some were gone. My daughter was not very happy with me. You would think they would at least put some kind of warning on it like...are you sure you want to do this? Believe I would not have done it. Does anybody know if I would have lost these songs anyway because they were downloaded from Rhapsody under a 30 day trial period?

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Re: synchronizing

I guess you can try downloading it again. Shouldnt you still have the songs in your PC anyway? You can try to download it again using limewire or any other tool. Next time you can use windows media player 10 or 11 to delete songs by clicking on library and then finding the songs you want to delete on the list on the left which should show your Sansa connected.

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Synchronize to continue your music subscription

The "synchronize files to continue" is annoying, and you are likely to get it again. If the music files on your player came from Rhapsody, the short-term solution is to re-synch the files through Rhapsody itself. If your subscription to Rhapsody, Overdrive, etc. ever expires, you will also get this message. The only long-term way around this problem is to only load songs that are in mp3 format (Rhapsody has an Mp3-Only subscription, which is different from its regular subscription; Limewire is another choice - but it is prone to have viruses, and some ISPs will cut off your broadband if you use the service). If you wanted to erase all songs and start over from scratch, you could update the firmware on the player - it will have the side effect of erasing everything on the player.

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-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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My computer doesnt recognize my MP3

How to get rid of the "synchronize to continue music subscription" message if it just appears out of nowhere on your player- this fixed mine when it gave me that message:

delete the STORE.HDS file in the system/wmdrmpd directory of your sansa (optional)

import your protected songs into WMP, and resync your protected music (with WMP) in MTP mode

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The songs that are giving you this message are in WMA - the music service that was used to download them either has an expired subscription, or you have to resynchronize that player to that music service (whether it was Rhapsody or not). Also, the songs that are giving you this message might have had fixed-term licenses, and now the licenses have expired. Here are your options:
1) Renew the music service subscription
2) If it is renewed, then resynchronize your player to that music service
3) Convert those songs to mp3 format (probably illegal)
4) Remove the DRM encryption from those songs (definitely illegal)

Those are your choices.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Synchronize to continue your music subscription

please use the windows media player 10, click on sync and put all the songs you want in the sync list then click on start sync and it should sync properly without any problems.

Have a nice day!

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Synchronize to continue your music subscription

it's asking that you verify the DRM status (i.e., that you bought it and it resides on YOUR computer.) It cannot play the file until you synchronize it with windows media player. You can delete them off of the MP3 player just by noting which songs don't play and deleting them through windows explorer when the player is connected.

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Synchronize to continue your music subscription

Maybe you should mention that if you format, it will delete all your songs?

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Error Message

You have to synchronize your Sansa to a computer that has a current subscription to Rhapsody, and you have to sync the Sansa to that same computer at least once every 30 days, or the Rhapsody songs will stop working. Use a different music service that is free, or convert all of the songs to Mp3 format to get around the problem. If you get a subscription to another music svc, then you must maintain a current subscription with whatever new svc you choose as well.

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"Synchronize to continue your subscription"

I did a search on "synchronize to continue your subscription" and found this solution on another forum. I tried it and it worked.
"Just changing the sansa transfer mode will fix this issue: If the Sansa player shows MSC, change it to MTP: 1. Eject the device and unplug it from the computer.
2. On the device, push the Menu button.
3. Go to Settings > USB.
4. When you see 2 settings, Auto Detect and MSC, select Auto Detect. (Auto Detect causes the Sansa player to use MTP whenever possible.) Decatur."

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