Tapeworm, I don’t believe this has been asked and answered dozens of times. Also, searching forums, this and others, is never an easy task. Asking the question again, only shows there still isn’t a fix from anyone. No wonder people simply bite the bullet and purchase an iPod.
No, it simply means the person wants the answer spoon-fed to them instead of spending a few minutes looking to see if the answer already exists (which it usually does). To look (and search) for an answer before posting is common (and expected) forum courtesy, regardless of what forum you’re on. The reason searching “is never an easy task” is mainly because of so many results one gets when using a search function. The person searching feels overwhelmed and is too lazy to read through the results to see which post may contain what they are looking for. Why are there so many results, or ‘hits’? Because people keep asking the same questions over and over, rather than seeking out and finding the answers that are already there. Hence exasperating and multiplying the problem.
The fact that the OP replied back and said he/she did find the answer to the ghost file issue that plagues people using Sansas & Macs proves my point. The answer is here. It does not matter that he found it in the e200 board. There are similar posts in virtually every board here. And regardless, the same answer would apply to all Sansa mp3 players. The problem is not unique to any one model. And it is also not a Sansa problem that can be fixed; the problem lies with the Mac and the way it operates.
Here’s one from the Fuze board.
Here’s one from the Clip+ board.
Here’s another one from the Fuze board written by someone who even explained the problem and solution on his own website. All you have to do is follow his link in this post.
And there are others; ferreting just these 3 instances out took me all of about 2 minutes (including reading to see which ones applied and posting the links to them). They were all on the 1st page of results. The is less time that it takes to register, compose and post a message asking the same thing again.
Now, on to the OP’s 2nd question . . . it is true that may people find the battery level icon inaccurate in displaying the actual battery charge remaining. It has also been acknowledged by folks at SanDisk that the display is not ‘linear’. They are attempting to improve on this in future firmware updates. And yes, this has been posted here before as well.
But given that, the OP stated that he got 12 hours out of a single battery charge. I wouldn’t be complaining too much about those results, in spite of what the icon said the charge was supposed to be. If you look around, there are some who are not getting but half that.