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My creative Zen 8Gb wont allow more than 597 songs..

I've been trying to put more songs on my mp3 player and it says that i have 4.4gb remaining but when i go to transfer it doesnt work saying "insufficient amount of space"..i've tried restarting it, restarting my computer,using different programs to transfer and they all do the same thing..can anyone help me?

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  • flyingleif Sep 01, 2008

    I have the same problem, but I have lots off pictures, about 9000. The player say free space 5.012 Mb and total 7.667Mb and still I can not put in any more. I have tryed all, nothing helps.

    Leif E

  • rhka Sep 05, 2008

    Hello,

    I also have the same problem with creative zen 8GB player. I tried the solution for formatting the player using recovery tool. It is working. But the player is not detected by the system (Windows vista).



    Is there any other solution to detect the player as USB device?



    Thanks

    RK

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I'll run a cleanup on your zen, if that doesn't work then you should format it and re-transfer everything. Additionally, you may want to upgrade your players firmware.

How to enter the Zen’s Recovery Mode for Clean Up, Format All, Reload Firmware, and Reboot:

1. With the Zen off, press and hold the "play/pause" button.

2. Continue to hold until you perform Steps 3 and 4. If you accidentally release the button, start the procedure again.

3. Gently push the end of a thin object (like a pin or straightened paperclip) into the Reset hole. You should be able to feel the release click of the button.

4. Slide the On/Off/Lock switch towards the power button and hold until the boot screen appears on the display.

The Recovery Mode screen appears, and four menu items are shown:

Clean Up: A cleanup of the file system and database files takes place. All (uncorrupted) data should stay in tact. When the cleanup is complete, select Reboot. Your player restarts and starts rebuilding its music library. All files should remain intact unless they were detected as being corrupt.

Format All: This will completely reset the Zen and remove all user stored files on it.

Reload Firmware: This will prepare the Zen to accept a reload, new, or older firmware based on the specific firmware file you download and execute on a computer. Selecting this option will prevent your Zen from being able to boot, so make sure you have the firmware file on you computer and ready to load.

Reboot: This will execute a soft reboot of the Zen's operating system.

How to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen using Zen Media Explorer:

1. Plug the Zen.
2. Go to Zen Media Explorer.
3. Select "Settings and Information".
4. Select the "Tools" Tab.
5. This page will show you the options to Clean Up, Delete Temp Files, and Reformat the Zen.

(Warning: When reformatting, you will lose all files you put on the Zen)

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

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I bought a zen player few months back... but today i tried transfering music but it never got updated in my zen device.. later wen i tried more the player screen turned blank... but the power button glows... i am not even able to browse the content of my device through computer...can anyone solve this problem.. will be grateful

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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