I was just able to pick up a new 4GB Fuze off Craigslist for $40, which included a couple of uSD cards.
The first thing I did when I got home with my new Fuze was Format it to get rid of all the factory-loaded media.
The second thing I did was flash the firmware. It’s now running V02.02.26A.
Next, I loaded some audiobooks onto the 4GB uSDHC card while the card was in the Fuze. I did this via drag and drop with Windows Explorer. The audiobooks are on my hard drive in C:\Music\Audiobooks\name of audiobook folders. I dragged an audiobook’s folder to Sansa Fuze 4GB\External uSD Card\AUDIOBOOKS. USB Mode on the Fuze is set to MTP. All audiobooks are in unprotected MP3.
Somehow, the process added 8 characters at the beginning of each folder name. Each audiobook’s folder on the Fuze looks something like 3C0C0000_name of audiobook. The first 4 characters are different for each folder, but each one ends in 0000_ – I have done this for 8 audiobooks and it has happened for each one.
I like to use the Fuze’s folder navigation function to access my media. I can get to each audiobook by drilling down to the appropriate folder, but again, each folder begins with those extraneous characters. Once the book is selected to play, it plays fine.
Why are these extra characters being added to the beginning of each audiobook folder name? How can I prevent this from happening?