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Sansa E280 isn't recognized by Vista

I have a Sansa e280 and it worked just fine with xp. I now have vista on a new machine and when I plug in the e280, vista "looks for drivers", then fails. In short, it won't recognize it in the mtp mode. It will allow me to look at only video/voice in the msc mode, but I can't see the folders with all my music. What's going on? Any ideas? Thanks

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  • ahhsayahhsay Apr 19, 2008

    when i plug my sansa in it wont recognize it and i cant see the songs i have on there or add any new ones. can you please help

  • iaindmclaren Jul 15, 2008

    Hi I have a similar problem - i upgraded my old pc to new on with vista. my 8gb sansa appears on my computer but no music files... the only ones i can see are the music on my 2gb micro sd card... also everytime i restart the palyer i have a long wait while i refresh database happens... so basically how can i get my 8gb of music back and visible please!

  • mcolej1983 Jul 19, 2008

    when i plug my sansa 8gig in to my computer with the usb it wont even reconize anymore. the device still charges but nuthing pops up to transfer files.??? anyone have this problem

  • tina1580 Jul 20, 2008

    i have a sandisk sansa e250 mp3 player, my computer is unable to install drivers. my operating system is windows vista

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    Sansa e250 it's telling me to synchronize to continue my music subscription

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I have a e250 and it works great with my laptop which is running window vista. One thing i do remember missing with is the usb setting on the mp3 player. Maybe you can try switching between the usb opinions to see if that will fix your problem. the usb setting screen is under "setting", "usb mode".

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If you can't see the music in your music folder make sure that you have your "show hidden files and folders" tickbox ticked in folder settings. I know on my Sansa e280 the music folder is hidden and if you don't set your folder options to view hidden files/folders then they wont show up.

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I had the exact same problem, my solution? I opened it in MSC mode and I made a new folder named "Music 2" and copied my files over, worked perfectly. However, It would not stop saying "Writing" on the player when it was done copying the files over. I just unplugged it and it was fine.

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Well some short info...
vista aren´t done xp is still better
my best idea : get xp and everything will work much better (and faster)

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