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Sansa e280- files added via WMP10 or Windows explorer, but don't show up on player

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I added a whole bunch of tracks to my 8GB E280, and none of them show up after the refresh. When I go into Windows explorer I can see them , but they don't come up on my player.
I have tried adding them under MSC (only way to see them in Windows Explorer) or in MTP , but I am getting confused when to use which one.

ALSO -- do you know if there is a limit to the number of "GENRES" you can set up ?

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No limit on the Genres.

If you keep adding music in different modes, Windows Media Player and Windows Explorer will not show the correct free space.

Theres a good chance you have too music music on your device and the device does not have enough free space to create the Database, or the songs, artists, album, etc.

Try deleting a few songs from the device with Windows Explorer and disconnect the player and let it restart.

If that doesnt work, you can FORMAT the device to remove all of the music and start over.


To format in My Computer>Device name (e280)>Right Click and select FORMAT.






Best of Luck.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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