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My songs show up in music folder on the drive, but not on the actual player.

I was loading songs onto my sansa e260 yesterday, and then when I went to unplug the player from my computer, the screen froze up.
I held onto the power button for a while until the player turned off and when I turned it back on, there were only 27 songs on the "Songs" list. I had about 300 on there before.
However, all of the songs show up on the drive on the computer in the music folder, but they will not show up on the actual player itself.
I always use the copy and paste method with all of my songs and it has always worked before, until this time when the player froze.
Help?

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  • ailinh Jun 23, 2008

    Okay, I did that today, but when I went to sync them using WMP 11 (the player was in MSC mode), the first like 20 or so songs synced but the rest gave me an error. Then the songs that did sync didn't show up on the player so now my song list is empty. :(

  • ailinh Jun 26, 2008

    Yes, I put it into recovery mode and formatted and it works now. Thanks for your help :]

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Backup the songs on the player, delete them from it and load them back on. This should build the song lists back up.

- John

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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    John Cook Jun 23, 2008

    okay well don't give up is there a format setting or return to factory defaults setting?



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