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Where are my songs?

Two days ago i could download music onto my mp3 player. Then next day i look in Windows Media player and it shows no songs. The songs are on my mp3 player, just not seen on Windows, how do i delete my songs if i can even see them on Windows?

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  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    i downloaded songs to my mp3 but it shows no files

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    still shows no files when on but it shows there are songs on it when connected to my computer. i changed the settings as suggested but that did not seem to work.

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Your USB settings are wrong. In the menu, select MSC, not auto detect. xlthim

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