Look at Settings/USB mode and change it. If it’s MTP or Auto Detect, change it to MSC. If it’s MSC, change it to MTP. Once it has changed, connect again and see what you can see in your computer.
Music gets sent over to the Fuze two ways–either MSC or MTP. The Fuze doesn’t care how it got there, but your computer can only see music that was transferred one way at a time. So maybe switching mode will find the files.
But since things have gotten so disorganized, I would suggest starting over from scratch–erasing all the music on the Fuze. To do that, go to Settings and use the Format command. That empties the Fuze of everything you have put on it.
Then start sending music over more systematically. I guess you’re using Windows Media Player to rip. .wpm is a word-processing format, so I think what you mean is .wma (Windows Media Audio). I suggest you switch to mp3 because more different players work with mp3, and because…well, I just don’t trust Windows when I don’t have to. Make the quality 192 kbps or 256. If it were up to me, I’d rip everything again to mp3, but if you already have a bunch of .wma albums that you don’t want to rip again, it’s no big deal.
Also look in Tools/Options and make sure Auto-Sync is turned off, or your computer will keep trying to copy all your music files from your computer to the Fuze.
Now you can send music over either in MSC or MTP, but for your own sanity it’s better to use just one rather than both.
I use MSC: rip the albums with Windows Media Player to a folder on the computer and drag-and-drop them over to the Fuze. It’s totally manual and you don’t have to worry about Windows Media Player doing bizarre things.
But if you are comfortable with Windows Media Player and want to do playlisting, etc., with Windows Media Player, then use MTP mode.
Can you give an example of a CD that won’t rip? Does it have any symbols or warnings on the package?
Message Edited by Black-Rectangle on 08-13-2009 07:31 AM