Hey everyone - I finally managed to figure this out with the help of some forums and with some fiddling on my own. Bear with me – this method looks a little scary but it’s actually pretty fast & easy (I am NOT a computer person and I figured this out! It works!)
To make a Sansa clip playlist:
(**First make sure you already have the songs loaded onto your Sansa clip, in the “Music” folder)
Open the application “TextEdit”
In TextEdit, go to “format” on menu bar and click “plain text.” Now it should look a little different.
In the space where you can type, type “#EXTM3U” (without the quotations) and skip a line.
Stay with me here! Move the TextEdit window to the side for now. Then open whichever folder has the songs you want on your playlist. The songs have to be in mp3 format. So if you’re picking songs from iTunes, make a playlist in iTunes and then go to “File” --> “Library” --> “Export playlist,” and choose to export the playlist to your desktop. This step is easy if your songs are already in mp3 format on a thumb drive or external hard drive.
Open the new folder on your desktop, highlight all the songs, and copy/paste them into your TextEdit window. The song titles should automatically list like in the example below.
Save the TextEdit window to your desktop with a “.m3u” extension. (example: Test.m3u)
Go to your desktop, and drag and drop this new folder into the Sansa Clip --> “music” folder.
Now you should see your new playlist on your Sansa Clip. All done, enjoy!
(PS if any of you are having trouble with those pesky files that show up as “._songtitle,” leave me a message here and I’ll get back to you. I found an easy 10 second fix for that)
An example of what you should see in your TextEdit window: