I have a new sansa (the old one messed up as well) and i was listening to music and al of a sudden 90% of my 1000 songs said that they were bad tracks. I went to check them out in MSC mode and the 10% that work are shown along with new files that wont open..two folders titled "i" and "-" and some file titled (insert box)W
the properties says that all the songs are there (size wise) but only the 10% are showin and i cant locate the others
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You have songs that may be protected or the wrong format for your device. delete the bad song and download another copy from a different source and try it. This is not to uncommon due to different file formats and protection in the song files When you rip songs from another device often some won't load or play in another device especially if they are paid for songs.
Your DB might be corrupt. Folow the delete procedure one more time:
Delete Music Files
1) Connect your Sansa to the computer.
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
3) Select the place where you want to delete music files from
4) Highlight and delete the music file/s or folder from My Computer\Sansa
e200\...\MUSIC folder. (You can also select from a variety of music
software programs to transfer/synchronize your files).
If that fails, go ahead and update the firmware - it will delete everything, and allow you to start over from scratch among other things.
There are several possibilities here. Right click one of the songs that is no longer showing, and click "Properties", and then click the "License" or "Digital Rights" tab. Look at the details of the license - does it say that it is only good for such and such a date? If you were using a trial version of a music service, has that music service's subscription now expired? If the license is expired, the songs will go bad. Only soultion, if this is the case, is to renew your music service subscription.
Try updating the firmware on the player by going to Sansa's website.
After that, reformat the player in Windows Media Player and reload the songs.
Not 100% sure but you probably need to rip your music to an MP3 format
before you sync it to your Sansa. If you loaded it as a .wma format
this would appear as you are seeing it. WinXP Media Player 11 is a
simple way of doing this. Some MP3 players don't support all the
formats but will llet you load them
well i had same problem try this
1.take all songs to computer (and pictures ,movies)
2.make sure your computer dont shows hidden(needed files) files.. if you are using xp or vista do this controll panel/folder options
3. delete all music,pictures,movies on your mp3/mp4 ( dont delete any thing other!! )
4.pull the music back to it
/it worked for me well well hopes it works
what you really have to do is:
1: Double click my computer
2:Double click Sansa e250 drive
3: Right click on the icon that looks like a disk drive and click format
BE SURE TO HAVE BACKUP OF SONGS BEFORE YOU FORMAT!!!