Here is my situation.
I have a Sandisk Clip 2 gig MP3 player, with microphone and FM tuner. I just an hour ago went for a walk, selected a song and clicked play. Nothing happened. It did not play; but rather paused and unpaused.
I tried the button “Reset All” which should return it to factory settings, and solve minor glitches. Nothing. It has not been dropped or exposed to moisture. FM radio still works, MP3 does not.
Went home, plugged it in to charge. When I enter the filing system in Windows Vista, the Clip shows 1.5 gigs “used space” (which is the size of what was on there) and 0.5 “free space”, which is in line with what is free.
This is where it is strange. In Windows, the files do not appear to be there, as in, all files are hidden, and the directories show minor/empty sizes (ie: 16kb). All files have suddenly become hidden and unplayable.
What to do to recover my music and voice recordings? In particular the voice! I did the reccomended firmware upgrade, and the player still reads 1.5 gigs used, so I have reason to believe the files are still there - why would they not be?
Thanks for your help, in advance, with this somewhat confusing problem.