When I try to copy an MP3 file from my laptop to the M250, I get this error message:
Error Copying File or Folder
(X) Cannot copy [filneame]: The directory of file cannot be created.
Windows Explorer shows the m250 space available like this:
Capacity: 1.90 GB
Used space 493 MB
Free space: 1.41 GB
I experimented by first deleting one of the files from the m250, and then repeated the attempt to copy from my laptop to the m250 a file of about the same size as the one I had just deleted from the m250. This time the copying process proceeded normally. But when I tried to copy a second file, I again received the same error message as before.
From that experiment I’ve concluded that, even though Windows Explorer shows 1.41 GB of free space on the m250, the Windows Explorer copying function seems to find the m250 “disk” to be “full” with no more room for any more files.
Any ideas on how to get access to that 1.41 GB of “phantom” storage space on the m250?
Will in Seattle
P.S. I imagine that the first thought that will occur to anyone reading this would be: “Why bother with such an old player. Just toss it and replace it with a current model.”
My answer is threeold:
First, I try to avoid adding to the ever increasing avalanche of trash we are all sending to our landfills, so I make an effort to repair defective equipment and get as much use out of it as possible before tossing it.
Second, I’m an old disabled guy, scraping by on Social Security which barely covers my monthly living expenses, so it’s a major expense for me to shell out for a new MP3 player.
Third: I’ve learned how to use this little player, and in spite of its many annoying quirks, there’s a lot I like about it. For example, it uses rechargeable AAA batteries, so that I can always carry a spare charged battery or two with me when I go out and so I never have to worry about it dying on me when I’m away from a charger.