If your library is already organized via WiMP, keeping the Fuze “synchronized” with the PC’s library makes sense.
You have two choices, manual transfer of songs via dragging files to the “Sync List” at the lower right of the WiMP interface, or Automatic Synchronization.
Setting up Automatic is a little weird, but simple following the initial setup. Click the Sync Tab at the top of the screen, then the Fuze will show in the upper right, with a progress bar showing the available and pending capacities.
When you click to make that important first synchronization, WiMP will sometimes go hog wild trying to port everything but the kitchen sink on to your device, and it will overflow the device capacity if left to its happy way. Not to worry, just be ready on the lower right corner Stop Sync button.
You can set up the sync process by clicking the thin bar on the lower edge of the top-of-screen Sync button, then from the drop down menu, Sansa Fuze > Set up sync. A menu of everything that WiMP wants to play with will pop up.
Now here’s a weird Microsoft style quirk: you will have to manually click each individual thing you DON’T want, from the list on the RIGHT, and delete the choices, like Old Newspaper Clippings, 5 Star Songs From yesterday, TV Shows I Hate, and the reason for this mayhem: All Music. Microsoft just has the mindset of controlling everything.
From this point on, any albums you want to transfer can be added to the Sync pane on the right (as you add / delete them over time for space or changed current interest).
Now for the most important part of them all: I treat WiMP11 as my personal PC Poltergeist! It will fart out on occasion, all on its own, and corrupt the synchronization database. Fear not, simply redo the process here, or “end device partnership”, and build a new one just as initially. Your library is still there, well, the appearance will freak you out: the first time you allow WiMP to rebuild the database, it’s a sight to behold, as things will reorganize and reappear over the process of several minutes. With the WiMP screen open, it’s fun to watch…as things rearrange after several minutes of apparent inactivity, repopulating the menu trees.
Message Edited by neutron_bob on 06-19-2008 07:19 AM