1st time mp3 - cant see music files Fuze 4gb

apologies for been naive - but music files (mp3 format) on pc in my music folder

brand new fuze - connect using usb - open up fuze  music folder - drag and drop files

and close folder open folder and they are there ? , disconnect Fuze NO music?

changed usb format from mcs to mtp to auto detect nothing?

download new firmware and also media convertor

am i missing something?

cheers - feeling old and very in adequate !



For drag-and-drop transfer, use MSC mode (Mass Storage). In this mode, the Fuze should show up as a drive in My Computer. For transferring licensed files (from Rhapsody for example) use MTP mode (Media Transer). The Fuze then shows up as a device in My Computer. Try copying the files over in MSC mode.

Also, the menus on the Fuze are populated from the “tags” in the MP3 file: Artist, album, track, track #, etc. If the files you copied over aren’t tagged you won’t see them on the Fuze unless you go through the Folders menu: Music > Folders.

Message Edited by qualityaudio on 11-05-2009 07:11 AM

Message Edited by qualityaudio on 11-05-2009 07:13 AM

Folder navigation should work for you–it’s the last choice under Music now that you have the new firmware. 

You should consistently use one mode. I prefer MSC, because it’s simple–the Fuze just works like a flash drive. Other people like MTP because it allows a program like Windows Media Player to make playlists, etc. Using both modes will drive you nuts. 

ID3 tags help you sort in lots of different ways–better than folder navigation once you have the tags. 

This link has more on ID3 tags.


If you’re lucky, your music IS already tagged but in a format the Fuze can’t read. Get mp3tag, linked in the FAQ above, install it, and when you install it allow it to add itself to context menus. Change mp3tag’s default Write setting to ID3v2.3 ISO-8859-1 as explained in the FAQ.

Then connect the Fuze, right-click on an album folder on the Fuze, and have mp3tag open it. You can see if the tags are filled in–you should see Title, Album, etc. Highlight them all and just Save them to have them made into ID3v2.3 tags the Fuze likes. 

If they’re not tagged, but have consistent filenames–like 01-Artist-First Song Title–mp3tag has a nice feature, Convert Filename to tag, that will fill them all in at once. Play around with it a little. 

You can also re-tag the albums on your computer, and send them over again to the Fuze. Or you can re-tag them on the Fuze.  Just make sure the new tags get to the Fuze. 

Whenever you rip an album, or download it, just run it through mp3tag first to make sure the ID3 tags are in the right version. It only takes a few seconds.