01-13-2012 04:14 PM
It probably doesn't overwrite all of the stuff on the firmware partition. I guess you might have to clear that from recovery mode using the imxtools, or just wait for the sandisk software to clear up its old database on its own.
01-14-2012 08:07 AM - edited 01-14-2012 08:10 AM
I think I'll take a wait and see approach. The Fuze+ is functioning properly. It just seems some confluence of the firmware update and re-indexing caused the podcast and video files to be duplicated, maybe even tripled in some instances.The music files seem to be unscathed. May I ask how many firmware updates has Sandisk done for the Fuze+? After applying 2.38.06 the functionality seemed quite an improvement over the stock Fuze+ .
01-14-2012 12:02 PM - edited 01-14-2012 12:06 PM
i meant the database files not the partition eh but i think the concept is the same..
basicly just like a hard drive flag's things for deletion but they still exist until actualy overwritten
so i'm guessing the index's for Fuze+ content are sorta like an MFT record / HDD type of system ?
I dont think any method does a very good job at restoring the device to factory defaults
You'd think if you selected reformat it would be reformatted like on a hard drive but..
I thought it was interesting for a privacy point of view
you could then see what people are loading on their player no matter what they do lol
I wanted to make another comment regarding the playlists..
I posted info i found nothing more. I don't use playlists and have NOT tested any playlist formats,
so i don't really know what will or won't work
01-14-2012 12:11 PM
In MTP mode you don't have access to the underlying file system, so its not really like file table. Instead you're just asking the software for a list of the files it thinks it has. Until it goes through and rescans its files, the results you get might be out of date. I suspect just copying a few files in MSC mode and then rebooting into MTP mode will be enough to force a rescan, although I'm not sure how smart the sandisk software is about it. Its possible it also needs to be synced to software like WMP first too.
Reformatting a partition does exactly what you would expect: erase that partition. It doesn't reset all the info on the drive though because there is more then 1 partition, and not all of them are exposed in MTP or MSC mode. I think the only way to get access to the hidden ones is with third party software like rockbox, or using the recovery mode + imxtools. This is intentional, the firmware tries to prevent you from messing with its internals by preventing USB access.
01-15-2012 05:50 PM
My main point was that if data that is indexed is not removed through any method THAT in itself
could potentialy be a problem..
Imagine you had files on your hard drive that would never be removed no matter what you did etc
You get what im driving at ?
I think there is a misconception around here that restoring to factory defaults
does exactly that when in fact it does NOT
That i was trying to point out for people having issues.
I can't be the only one that noticed this..
Anyway i have no idea what imxtools is, sounds interesting
01-16-2012 08:00 AM
It has been so long since the last firmware updated, I am starting to wonder if SanDisk is working on frimware updates or features. It could be that what we have is all we are going to get.
01-16-2012 09:43 PM - edited 01-16-2012 09:44 PM
If this firmware is all we are going to get then I will start looking for another MP3 player. I bought this mainly for audiobooks which the box advertised as doing. What a misleading statement. The player itself is solid and would work well if it had some decent firmware. I am sure all of you that has bought one of these know of the many problems so I won't go through that but I believe that most could be fixable. It seems that Sandisk has forgot about their customers.
01-18-2012 06:21 AM
I am unable to download the Sansa Media Converter.
I have a Sansa Fuze+ with 4GB of hard disk space. I downloaded the firmware updater last year and updated to 02.38.06 and downloaded the Media Converter just fine.
Recently I reformatted my laptop so I lost the media converter, so I downloaded the firmware updater (currently it says 1.304 while my Sansa is already 02.38.06) again. But when I try to update again, it says that the update service is not available.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance
01-18-2012 07:56 AM
You don't need the Sansa Media Converter. You can use any converter program you find fits your needs the best. A lot of people like video4fuze.