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Unknown mp3 files

Hi. I used my windows explorer to upload some mp3 files to my daughters e260. at first, all files were listed. after a couple of days, some of the files were listed as "unknown". i checked them with explorer and they are all there. what can i do to fix this problem ??

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Mine does that all of the time, you simply have to delete them and put them on again. If you put the files in a "new" folder in the music folder it seems to keep them from becoming corrupted, I would also put the player in MSC mode and do a checkdisk.

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