I recently replaced my SanDisk Sansa Fuze with a Sansa Clip ZIp and I am having the same problem with the Clip Zip that I had with the Fuze. On my Fuze, under the category “FOLDERS” I had a PODCAST folder for my podcasts. If I connect my Clip Zip to my computer, I see a category named “PODCAST” but when unplugged from the computer, it is not there.
All I need to know is how to get the “PODCAST” category to show all the time and how to add my podcast folders to that category so they and their contents will display. I seem to recall I had the same problem with the Fuze but no clue as to how the problem was solved.