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Files on my sansa c240.

When i plug my sansa c240 into the macbook pro, it comes up as a hard drive fine, but then when I open it to view the files, the music and videos I have on there don't show up. Any suggestions??

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  • viviez Jul 05, 2008

    The main files come up, like Music, and all the files that show up in the menu. But there's nothing in them! any ideas??


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I have same problem with a Sansa c240 and I'm running it on Windows XP machine? I know there is music on it cause I can listen to them with head phones but I can't see them when I click on the drive in My Computer. What's up with that?

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Not Mac compatible - sorry; you will get the internal drive to show up, but the files may or may not show up; they may or may not transfer

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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