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I realise that this is quite old, but I had just had the same problem after recently having to change my laptop. Worked fine with Win 98, seen but no files to read in VISTA. After 2 days of searching for a solution, and looking at possible replacements I came across this page;

I will copy the relevent bit below. I realise it is an XP solution, but it seems to have worked for Vista too, I am ripping and dragging and dropping now. If it is too late, sorry, maybe this will help someone else out there.


Posted on May 22, 2009

  • tanyabanditn May 22, 2009

    The info I found:

    "How can I make my computer recognize my MP3 player as an external/removable drive?"


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    I recently got a new laptop (Dell Vostro 1400) and tried hooking up my
    two mp3 players. The new laptop only recognizes my players as MTP
    devices, I can only see them in windows media player (grrr) or winamp.
    On my old laptop and a desktop pc, my players are recognized as hard
    drives, so I can access them through 'my computer.'

    the Dell and the old laptop are running Windows XP Home w/sp2 and
    regularly updated with Windows updates. The desktop is running Windows
    Media Center Edition (2005 I think).

    more below

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    (Originally written by winwithben
    as post #3 in this thread)

    • Plug in your device. It should be recognized by the system and
      installed as an MTP device the first time you plug it in.

    • Open Device Manager. Find your Sansa Express under Portable
      Devices. Right click. Update driver.

    • Select: No, not this time, Next.

    • Select: Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), Next.

    • Select: Don’t Search. I will choose the driver to install, Next.

    • Be sure to check the box beside Show compatible hardware.

    • Highlight USB Mass Storage Device, Next.


    That was written for a Sansa Express player, but the procedure should work for
    other similar MTP+UMS players. There are also additional methods and
    workarounds in that thread of this procedure doesn't work.

    Good luck!



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