This is only a recent problem I’ve been having. I have an 8 GB Clip Zip + a 32 GB SanDisk card, recently switched to MSC mode for drag-and-drop use with no stupid folder renaming issues (I reformatted it and re-added everything again from scratch when I did this). Anyway, recently, new songs won’t show up on the player after it refreshes the library. The files are on the card (I can confirm this by plugging it into my PC and browsing for them) but when I try to listen to them via the player, it can’t even find them. They don’t show up under any menu selection. It’s as if they don’t exist except as data files stored on it that can be retrieved via PC, but not recognized as songs by the player.
All my song files are consistently and properly tagged. Right now the only way I can add new songs to it and actually be able to listen to them is to make sure all of the files are backed up on my hard drive, reformat the card, and re-add everything at once (which, of course, takes an hour or two). This is ridiculous, I shouldn’t have to reformat the thing and re-add a few thousand song files every time I want to add even a single file to the player. Could it be that my external card is defective? I would hate to buy a new card only to have the same thing keep happening.