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Sansa problems I have a Sansa 4 Gig mp3 player model #e260. This player connects fine with my Dell desktop computer (which is several years old.) The dell was the first computer I used the player in. However, on my acer aspire 5100 laptop, the player will connect, however, it will not show any files I have saved to the normal usb drive, only the pictures I have converted with the sansa media converter. These pictures show up on the screen of the mp3 player, but have been modified as to be almost useless for viewing on a normal computer screen due to resizing the number of megapixals. So basically what this means is I cannot use my Mp3 player for a usb drive for moving pictures. I also have the Media converter installed to my laptop, however, the when I enter the media converter it says there is no device detected. Another issue... I cannot access my music files from any other computer other than my desktop computer at home. I can add music just by moving it to the mp3 file, but I cannot delete or access any music I have added before. So basically on my Dell computer there is six folders which show... voice, photos, pictures, videos, music, and a system folder. On any other computer it only shows the system, video, voice, and photo files. (Photo is the resized pictures which can be viewed on the mp3 player, picture is just stored files which can not be viewed and were not resized.) This is not a major problem, just rather annoying that I can only use my Mp3 player to it's full advantage in one computer, especially since I travel a fair bit. If that one computer was my laptop it wouldn't be so bad... Other than this my Sansa is a good player, aside from its slow startup time. Also there has been times, about twice, when the player "freezes." It cannot be played, viewed, or turned on or off, and it sort of glows dimly. I leave the player to run it's batteries down, and then I charge it again and it works fine. Again, not a major problem, but annoying and inconveniant.

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I still haven't figured out what happened when it froze, but I solved the other problem... I just switched the options to "show hidden icons" for some reason those four folders were shown as hidden.

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I hope this helps.

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