Sure, you can use the MUSIC folder. You can also make a folder of your own. Whatever you prefer.
“I tried to download some music off of sites just by right clicking, save target as…, and saving it in it’s Music Folder. I unplugged my Sansa and it was “refreshing my data”. Checked my recently added music on my Sansa, and nothing there.”
Your screenshots are good. Can you show a screenshot of what’s on the Fuze after you download, inside MUSIC?
We need to see what you’re actually putting onto the Fuze. I like to to download to my computer, examine the files and then transfer over via MSC, but obviously you can just download files onto the Fuze if you don’t want safety copies. Still, it helps to check them with your computer, and fix them if necessary, before you unplug and refresh.
There are many kinds of music files. mp3, wma, ogg, flac, aac, m4a, rax… The Fuze (with the latest firmware) plays mp3, wma, ogg and FLAC. It either ignores or briefly shows the filename of files it can’t play. Also, its lists (Recently Added, Album, Artist, Song) are derived from ID3 tags, data inside the files, and it needs to be able to read those to show them to you.
m4a are Apple’s files for iPod. They won’t play on the Fuze. If that’s what you’re downloading, you have to convert them. You can do that with Media Coder
Your computer may not be showing you the file extensions (mp3, wma, etc.) In My Computer, click Tools/Folder Options/View and un-check “Hide extensions for known filetypes.” That will let you see what kind of files you are downloading, and we can take it from there.
If they are m4a, have Media Coder convert them to mp3 at a pretty high quality–192 kbps or better.
Also, I looked at your screenshot. You’ve got a lot of drives on there! Make sure the Sansa cord is plugged directly into the computer, not a USB hub, or it may not get enough power–though it does seem to be working OK at the moment.
Message Edited by Black-Rectangle on 09-07-2009 09:21 AM