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All my files go into "recently added" and do not stay in folders as they are on my pc before i transfer it. how can i correct this?

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I can't get my sonicstage 4.3 to open it looks like its going to load the disappears any ideas

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Not enough space


You should have your Sansa player set to MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) when you are using it with any of the supported subscription (ie) iTunes, or Rhapsody music services. The main purpose of MTP is to transfer media files and associated metadata to/from devices, with optional additional support for reading and setting of device parameters such as special DRM-related device parameters for restricted content. Otherwise, you should set it to MSC (Mass Storage Class), which is the normal USB mode for storage devices like thumb drives, and camara SD memory cards.
See this tip posted here Tips on MP3 connection problems..
MTP stands for Media Transfer Protocol. It is a Microsoft standard and is Microsoft's solution to connecting MP3 players and cameras to a w*ndow based Computer. MTP mode must be used in order to transfer ANY Digital Rights Management (DRM) protected content. MP3's downloaded form services like Rhapsody and Napster will only function in this MTP mode. Things to do if you are getting not enough space mesage.
1. Turn device OFF. 2. Facing the hold switch slide it to the right so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold. 3. Connect the device to the PC.


If you added songs to the device in MSC mode, then you switched to MTP mode, you will not be able to see the songs added in MSC mode and vice versa, though the space used on the player will still reflect their presence. Switching modes should make the files show up. For example, switching back to MSC or MTP mode.
For older players - e200v1, c200v1, c100, m200 - the files become hidden files if the modes are switched. An easy workaround is to edit the folder options to show hidden files.
STEP 1 - Edit the folder options of the computer to show the hidden files
Windows XP: 1. Double-click My Computer. 2. Under the Tools menu, select Folder options, then click the View tab. 3. Under Hidden files and folders option, select Show hidden files and folders. 4. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) check box. 5. Click Apply, then click OK.
Windows Vista: 1. Double-click Computer. 2. Click the Organize button on the upper left corner. 3. Click Folder and search options. 4. Click the View tab and select Show hidden files and folders. 5. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files check box. 6. Click Apply, then click OK.

SOLUTION 2 - Perform a Check Disk.
STEP 1 - Switch to MSC mode 1. On your Sansa player, switch the USB mode to MSC. 2. Connect the Sansa player to the PC.
STEP 2 - Perform Check Disk 1. Locate the Sansa player under My Computer. 2. Right-click the removable drive associated with the Sansa player, and select Properties. 3. Click the Tools tab, and then click Check now. 4. Click to select the Automatically fix the file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check boxes. 5. Click Start.

SOLUTION 3 - Format the player in MSC mode or MTP mode.

Jan 16, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Transfer Ripped iTunes music from iPod to PC with blank itunes files (Hard drive...


This works for moving "ripped" music files.

After having a second Hard drive failure in less than a year I thought it was impossible to copy my music from my iPod back onto my PC with a new Hard drive. I called Apple for assistance and was told songs on the Cloud could be transferred, but not tracks I had copied (Ripped) off my own personal CD's, then synced those to my iPod, and now wish to copy back to my PC. Apple told me I would have to re-rip them from the CD's. They stated it is not possible to copy or sync the iPod files back to the newly loaded iTunes on my PC. The PC was my master source for syncing my music to my iPod, iPad, and iPhone.

With over 4000 songs you can only image how long that might take. I would have to also go digging in the garage for all the CDs stashed away over the years in numerous boxes. What a secretive way to file the audio files, and a more frustrating answer to give to a customer with a problem. I now seemed to have stranded music on my iPod, iPad, and iPhone. It made me want to throw them all in the trash and start over with some other type of MP3 music storage.
These are only audio files and I knew there had to be a way, whether Apple would be kind enough to help was another story. I called Apple couple of times to different techs just to verify the answer was the same. They consistently claimed it was impossible.

So for those of you to have a drive failure on your PC that wipes out your master "ripped" music files...the PC you sync your other digital devices to upload your newly added iTunes files, there is a way. I have used this method successfully. It took hours of attempts and taking notes...back tracking if something didn't work. Here it is for you to save you the same headache.

COPY and TRANSFER iTunes Music Files from iPod into a blank iTunes just installed on your computer.
For use in case of a hard drive failure or uninstall/reinstall of iTunes, and you need to copy your ripped music from one of your portable devices, rather than reloading one CD at a time. This method copies your music files directly from the iPod, as a storage device, to the PC drive. I only tried it from an iPod. iPad works similar, but I have not attempted to see if the iPhone files are similarly formatted and accessible. Also this is detailed for a Windows 7 PC. I struggled to get it on my wife's Apple/Mac when she bought a new one. I am a PC hack, not Apple. The Mac was done on the fly and I didn't document the steps or take any notes.

***C A U T I O N Before starting or plugging anything in READ FIRST****

After a PC Hard drive replacement, or in the process of uninstalling, and newly installing iTunes to your PC, your music files will not exist there. If you plug an iPod, iPad, iPhone etc into that computer without disabling "sync" first, the PC most likely will overwrite your other device that might have contained all your music (your backup source) to this point. The PC which has just had iTunes loaded, is basically a shell with no music files, and it will sync that blank info over top of your portable device music files. In effect erasing that portable devices music files. You would then loose your music files there as well. Ask me how I know this! Make sure you turn off the sync in iTunes on your PC before plugging the portable device in for even an instant! Failure to follow this important step will result in a permanent loss of your backup data.

Find the Path that iTunes uses to store music files on the computer you wish to manually transfer files to (Target computer).
Open iTunes on this target computer
On PC
upper left corner click the little down triangle.
From popup select "Preferences"
Then select "Advanced"
Copy/write down the "iTunes Media folder location" (Path) *I Copy and paste it to Word or Note pad
On Apple iMac Computer
Upper Left iTunes tool bar click "iTunes"
Select "Preferences"
Then select "Advanced"
Copy/write down the "iTunes Media folder location" (Path)
This Path info will be needed in a later step. If you pasted it to Word or Note Pad it is useful later and avoids errors.

While in iTunes on the target computer turn off Auto Sync to avoid having the iPod open when plugged in. Failure to complete this important step will result in data loss on your other device that is to become your backup source.
On PC
upper left corner click the little down triangle.
From popup select "Preferences"
Then select "Devices"
Check the box for "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically
On Apple iMac Computer
Upper Left iTunes tool bar click "iTunes"
From popup select "Preferences"
Then select "Devices"
Check the box for "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically
Be sure to go into iTunes and shut off syncing on (multiple iTunes users if applicable)
Then exit out of iTunes on computer. Make sure iTunes is completely closed

On PC (to copy the music files to transfer)
Plug in iPod into USB port of computer (you will need to find it as a storage device)
Go to "my Computer" or WINDOWS KEY+E
Click on iPad device icon that should be showing up as a Device/Storage (May have to reboot to detect?)
Folders appear but not your music. There is a "hidden" folder that contains your music
Alt+T to make your Windows Toolbar menu appear (if it isn't already)
Select Tools
Folder Options
View
On the list find Hidden Files and folders
Click "show hidden files and folders"
A new folder should appear "ipod_control" (folder is faded to indicate a hidden folder)
Click on the "ipod_control" folder to open it
Find the "music folder" and click on it
You will see a list of iTune files of your music (i.e. F00, F01, F02~) These F00, F01, F02~ files are the normally hidden files. They are not MP3 and F00 will contain multiple song files, F01 will contain mor multiple song files, and so on.

On PC to move the music files
Shrink your screen so you can see your current screen, and your desktop at the same time
Right click on your desktop and create a "NEW" "FOLDER" and name it "music"
Open your new "music" folder
Minimize it (shrink it) so the iTunes music folder and your newly created "music" folder are both visible
Move your cursor to the open iTunes music files click once and then CTRL+A (Copy ALL shortcut)
All the iTunes music files should be highlighted at this point
Drag the iTunes highlighted files into the other open "music" folder you created
Wait for all the files to transfer. Depending on how many files you have this can take some time
Close the window you have open with the iTune Music Files (iPod)
Minimize your "music" folder
You should now be looking at your open desktop and see the little music folder icon
Open iTunes (the actual program)
On iTunes go to EDIT, then Preferences, then Advanced,
Make sure your "iTunes Music folder location is set to
C:\Users\Your User Name Desktop\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media (or whatever your default: What you should have found in the initial steps above and copied to word)
Click the box for:Keep iTunes Music Folder organized
Click OK
Minimize iTunes
Open up the Default iTunes path you used above (C:\Users\Your user name Desktop\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media ) If there is a "music" folder existing it may be a residue file picked up when you loaded iTunes. Rename this possibly existing folder musicOLD or something similar and drag it off onto your desktop just in case you need it.
Drag your "music" folder (you created from iPod files) on your desktop into the open iTune window C:\Users\Your user name Desktop\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media folder in this example case. This creates path C:\Users\Your user name Desktop\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\music
Right click on the "music" folder you just added
Select Properties and uncheck the Hidden File box. Click apply
Open iTunes Program and click FILE (to find FILE you might have to click the down triangle upper left and select "Show menu bar"
Click ADD FOLDER TO LIBRARY. Select Music. Or "AUTOMATICALLY ADD" or get to the actual MP3 song level and copy each iTunes folder of music over.
itunes will start converting the files and they will show in your PC iTune song lists. Once all copied files have been added unplug your iPod.

Note: The hidden music files can also be copied from a computer iTunes files to a flash drive or portable external hard drive. Then transferred to another target computer iTunes folder using similar techniques. If when attempting to view the files on the portable storage they don't show, remember to un-hide again. They may show as folders like F00 F01 F02, etc.
To add these songs to an iPhone or iPad first get them into iTunes on a computer and working there.
Be sure to sign into the proper Apple ID user account before beginning to change setting or sync options
Be sure to be signed into the Apple ID account that matches the device you will sync
Open up the Computer with iTunes and go back in and turn the sync feature back on by removing the check in the box
On PC
upper left corner click the little down triangle.
From popup select "Preferences"
Then select "Devices"
UN-Check the box for "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically
On Apple iMac Computer
Upper Left iTunes tool bar click "iTunes"
From popup select "Preferences"
Then select "Devices"
UN-Check the box for "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically
Plug your iPad, iPod, iPhone into the target computer with the loaded files in iTunes . iTunes and the device should sync
Do not shut down or disconnect the device until the sync process is complete
Once complete, disconnect the device from the computer.

on Feb 04, 2015 | Apple iPod MP3 & Digital Media Players

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How to Dock & Synchronize multiple iPods / iPhones


<p>Many people have more than one iPod or iPhone. Some families have several members who all have their own separate iPod / iPhone. The iTunes software is configured to synchronize content with one player, but the software can be configured to synchronize multiple players on one computer. To synchronize multiple players, you can set iTunes to a different library for each user to create. This will allow each user their own music and video libraries, which he then syncs with your players to adjust. Or you can set iTunes to share it with the same content for each user. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Configure multiple libraries on the same computer <br /> <p>1. Hold down the "Shift" key on your keyboard when you open iTunes on your Start menu. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Select "Create Library" dialog box that appears. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Name the new library or an alternative that opens (for example, the library iPod Jake). <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Select "Edit" in the iTunes interface, and select "Preferences". <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click the "Advanced" tab and check "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library." Press "OK". <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Add specific files to iTunes library. Click the "File" menu and select 'Add File to Library ". After you have added your particular iTunes library, connect your iPod / iPhone to your computer with the USB cable and download files manually, or auto-sync. <br /> <p><br /> <p>Share iTunes library content with multiple users <br /> <p>1. Quit iTunes, find the iTunes library folder on your computer. Click the Start menu and select "Computer." Double click on the "C" drive. Select "Users". Click your username. If no username is set, click on "owner." Select "My Music". Double click on the "iTunes" folder. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Drag the folder to a public place. For example, you can drag the folder from the current location and put it in the Public Music folder. To find this folder, click again on "Users" and select "audience." The Music folder in Public. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Open iTunes and select "Preferences" from the Edit menu. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Select "Advanced". <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click "Change." Browse and select the current location of the iTunes folder in the "Change Music Folder Location" window. <br /> <p><br /> <p>6. Click "OK". <br />

on Aug 09, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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I recently bought a IQ Sound SC-4528HB 4GB mp3 player. Windows media player shows synched music however when mp3 is not connected to pc I recieve "NAND No Files!" When I check to see if files...


the way i figured it out is that you cant use windows media player to sync the music you have to drag and drop thr files from their folders into the removeable disc drive because im guessin the whole file folder thing is to complex for it lol so try to drag and drop there is no folders and it should work. let me kno if it works for you email me at paulpenn91@yahoo.com

Dec 29, 2010 | Bell Technology IQ Sound SC-2528 MP3...

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Getting photos from an iPod Touch to a computer


<p>iTunes does not allow iPod users to transfer files from an iPod to your computer. The program can only transfer data that originated in the iTunes library on the device. You can still recover the photo files to your iPod Touch, but opening the hidden files and folders on the disk of Touch. The recovery process takes only minutes to complete. <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Turn on the computer. Connect your iPod Touch with a computer using the USB device. Close the program starts automatically when iTunes recognizes your iPod. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Click "Start" and select Control Panel. Click the "Portable Media Devices" icon. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Double-click your iPod in the list of available devices. Click the "Tools" menu and select "Options." Click the "Show hidden files and folders" option. <br /> <p><br /> <p>4. Open the folder called '\ iPod_Control \ Photos. "This folder contains all the photos on your iPod touch device. <br /> <p><br /> <p>5. Click and drag any image file in this folder to a folder on your hard drive. <br />

on Aug 05, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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Coby MP-705: Adding music, film, data - Macintosh OS X


Macintosh OS X

Open a finder window. Located the files you would like to transfer from your computer.

Select the files/folders with the mouse and press APPLE-C (copy) on the keyboard.

Click on the Removable Disk icon located on the left side of the finder window.

The computer will display all files and folders currently stored in the player.

Press APPLE-V (paste) on the keyboard to transfer the files you selected in Step 1 to the player.

on Dec 30, 2009 | Coby MP-705 Digital Media Player

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I can't find music files


What format did you rip it to? Is it supported by the player. Try converting the files to mp3 then adding them.

Jan 28, 2008 | Archos 605 WiFi Digital Media Player

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Transferring MP3 files from PC "C" drive "My Music" folder to SD card


you may want to try downloading only those that didn't download the first time. Sometimes when you try to download a large file (all the songs) it causes the "error message" you talk about. You may want to delete files already downloaded, or save the files downloaded to a different file folder, and try the download again.

Dec 27, 2007 | iLO (2 GB) MP3 Player

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Ipod to pc music play


You can only transfer music from an ipod to a computer if they were purchased through itunes.

If that's the case, right click on your ipod's name under devices. Then click Transfer music.

Dec 24, 2007 | Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

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