sansa fuze not displaying music files

I copied some ripped music to the device. When I disconnect the fuze and look throught the music,

I find that most, but not all of what was copied is showing up.

I plugged the fuze back into the computer, and all the copied music shows up in explorer.

Can’t figure out why the player isn’t listing everything that’s on it.

The files are tagged (checked them in winamp)

Try having a look for your files using folder view.

Do you see them on the device in this mode?  The ID3 tags are important for normal Sansa navigation, and finding your files.  I have had excellent results with three separate tag editors: Rhapsody, Windows Media Player 11, and MP3Tag.

Thus far, I haven’t edited tags with Media Monkey, but the default values do work well.

Be sure to set the output format in MP3Tag to ID3v2.3 ISO 8859-1 (Latin-1) tags, the Sansa’s apparent favorite format.  Incidentally, the two other editors I mentioned both default to this same format.

Let us know how it goes!

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

I have the same problem.  I don’t understand what you are saying.  I just drag to the sync section of the Media Player.  Then Media Player says the files are on the device, but they don’t show up on the Sansa Fuse music list when I disconnect the Sansa Fuse.  Are these folders you are talking about in Media Player?  How does that help me find the songs on the device’s music list? 

Macintosh

@macintosh wrote:

I have the same problem.  I don’t understand what you are saying.  I just drag to the sync section of the Media Player.  Then Media Player says the files are on the device, but they don’t show up on the Sansa Fuse music list when I disconnect the Sansa Fuse.  Are these folders you are talking about in Media Player?  How does that help me find the songs on the device’s music list? 

 

Macintosh

You are entering the folder navigation (aka. folder view) on the Fuze by:

  • turning the Fuze on or disconnecting the player from the computer if you were just copying files

  • select Music from the main menu

  • scroll down to the last item called Folders

  • right-click on Folders

If you have attached a microSD card, you have to choose between internal and external storage. Otherwise you are directly presented with all the folders of your device which contain music files. Note, that if your files were transfered from PC using MTP connection mode the relevant folders MUSIC, AUDIOBOOKS etc. are located below the item MTP and file names may have changed (due to the nature of the MTP protocol).

Now you should check if you can find all your files. By folder navigation it is done regardless of any - possibly erroneous - tag information. The two different operating modes tag-based browsing via genre, album etc. and folder navigation by locating file names allow you to narrow down your problems. If the “missing tracks” are actually on the device but don’t show up during usual tag-based browsing than there can be different reasons:

  • problem with your tags

  • problem with the tag database on the Fuze

  • problem with the audio content of your files (unsupported file types etc.)

Hope that helps in the first step.