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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.

yea i bought it from a chinese dealer on ebay. it's no-name card. i know what the problem is now. some directories that i copied onto it became empty, so i just had to copy them again.
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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.


fomoz wrote:
yea i bought it from a chinese dealer on ebay. it's no-name card. i know what the problem is now. some directories that i copied onto it became empty, so i just had to copy them again.

Yeah, you got took! I would first contact the seller about returning it and if you get no (or negative) response, escalate it to the Resolution Center at E-Bay. They take a dim view of these counterfeiters and can't catch or ban them unless people like you report them.

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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.

i figured out a solution. the card is messed up, no question about it. i've found a workaround where it works if i only copy one level of directories, ie i can't put any direcories inside a directory other than root. of well, i guess it's worth it cause i only paid $32 with free shipping.

 

i reported a claim to paypal, dunno where that will go tho. 

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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.


@fomoz wrote:

i figured out a solution. the card is messed up, no question about it.

 

 


 

 
 Its not messed up, its probably just a 4 or 8GB card formatted to look like a 32GB one.
 

fomoz wrote: 

of well, i guess it's worth it cause i only paid $32 with free shipping. 

 

 


 

  
 You bought a $150 card for $32 from someone off ebay?  Theres no way that would be legit...

 
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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.

looks like ur right. any way i can find out what it's original size was and change it to that?
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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.


@drlucky wrote:

@fomoz wrote:
this doesn't make any sense, i have files with no tag at all and i can see them no problem in folder view on my fuze. i can't see them in artist view tho. are u sure it's a tag issue?
 
exactly. folder view does not use ID3 tags it looks at the actual directory structure and file name. artist view looks at the ID3 tag of each file. if you can not see the files in the artist view you need to edit and complete the ID3 tags of your files.  

 


That's not strictly true.  Folder view listed two directories as one on my device, on the basis that the songs were tagged as the same album, or that the folder names only differed by the word (bonus).  I've read other similar reports.

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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.

You should definitely report the seller to eBay's Resolution Center as well as PayPal (although they're the same company). eBay will ban them, and either PayPal or eBay will send you a refund.
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@Black-Rectangle wrote:
You should definitely report the seller to eBay's Resolution Center as well as PayPal (although they're the same company). eBay will ban them, and either PayPal or eBay will send you a refund.
paypal told me that i need to ship the card back to the seller and provide them with a tracking number. the card cost $32, the shipping costs $55 lol.

 

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Registered: ‎10-17-2008

Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.

Do you use Windows?

First you can try the Panasonic SD Formatter:

http://www.sdcard.org/consumers/formatter/

 

If this doesn't help, you can check if you have a fake card. No guarantee, a lot to read, and i can't help you with it...

http://fakememorysentinel.wordpress.com/

http://fixfakeflash.wordpress.com/

 

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Re: Installed a 32gb microsdhc card, can't see most of the music.


fomoz wrote:

@Black-Rectangle wrote:
You should definitely report the seller to eBay's Resolution Center as well as PayPal (although they're the same company). eBay will ban them, and either PayPal or eBay will send you a refund.
paypal told me that i need to ship the card back to the seller and provide them with a tracking number. the card cost $32, the shipping costs $55 lol.

 


A MicroSD card can be sent anywhere in the US for the price of a 1st Class postage stamp, $ .44 (I think that's what they're up to now). Even if it's being sent back to China, there's no way it would cost anywhere near $55! Smiley Surprised