Computer doesn't detect certain files on my Sansa 2gb Clip

When I search for certain songs on my Sansa 2GB clip, the computer doesn’t find them.  I KNOW they’re there, because I’ve played them many times, but when I go to find them from the computer, they don’t show up.  I’ve run the search countless times, but no success.  Any ideas on why this could be happening?  Any help would be appreciated.

Songs transferred to the Clip in USB MSC mode can only be seen on your computer when you are connected to the computer in MSC mode; likewise as to MTP mode.  Change the USB mode on your Clip under it settings.

Note that Auto will try to connect in MTP mode, and then fall back to MSC.

A reason why some will set to MSC mode:  to be able to see all the files all the time. 

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  I had songs on this player that I REALLY didn’t want to lose, because I haven’t been able to find them ANYWHERE!!! 


Now that I know the solution, I kinda feel like an idiot… LOL :stuck_out_tongue:

I assume you found the missing titles. I can’t think of a good reason why one would want to mix modes on the same device. Basically, MTP mode works best with music subscription titles and ripped cd’s, managed by a suitable program, most likely WMP or Rhapsordy.

For people like myself who just have a lot of music on the computer derived from who knows where, MSC mode after using tagging software (mp3tag) where needed, works best.

Dave Cohen

MSC mode also can be handy when you are using your Clip on numerous computers, not all of which can use MTP mode.