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Need Play All option on Playlists

I have not had many problems yet (knock on wood) with the exception of reinstalling and upgrading Windows Media Player. I got my playlists transferred, but there must be some way to play all the songs on a list. I don't see a Play All option.....

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Sorry but if you are wondering how to reformat it is easy

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/Downl...

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
- Slide the hold switch into "hold" position.
- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.

Best of Luck.

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