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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-15-2014

Using a Fuze with a tablet?

Our PC died, so I tried hooking the Fuze up to our Android tablet and opened File Manager. It can see the folders on the Fuze, but none of the files. Any suggestions?

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-15-2014

Re: Using a Fuze with a tablet?

Update: I copied some mp3s from the tablet to the Fuze. I can see them with the tablet, but still can't see anything else.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 1,265
Registered: ‎04-24-2009

Re: Using a Fuze with a tablet?

My guess is your tablet will only see files you have added in MSC mode. If you've been using MTP, you'll have to delete those files on a PC and then readd them in MSC mode.
SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,954
Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Using a Fuze with a tablet?

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That's Settings/System Settings/USB Mode.   You probably have it on the default, AutoDetect. 

 

If your computer has Windows Media Player (10 or above) it is controlling the Fuze through Windows Media Player via MTP mode, detected by AutoDetect. 

 

But your tablet doesn't have WMP and is seeing the Fuze as basic storage, via MSC.

 

You'll need to briefly borrow another PC. Put the unit in MTP mode, connect to a PC and move the songs back to the computer (or a hard drive/thumb drive).  Then change the USB Mode to MSC and put the songs back on the Fuze. Then  your tablet should see them all. 

SanDisk User
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎01-03-2014

Re: Using a Fuze with a tablet?

Zed, just want to check up on this. How were you able to get around this issue if I may ask? 

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 398
Registered: ‎07-09-2009

Re: Using a Fuze with a tablet?

FYI, I've found I can access files added in MTP mode if I use Rockbox (which uses MSC exclusively). File that would normally be located in (root)\Music will instead show in (root)\##music## (by "root", I mean the root directory). Of course, I realize installing Rockbox for something so simple might be a bit overkill.

Tired of the Sansa Media Converter? Try Video4Fuze! It can create smaller videos than SMC, and is WAY more reliable!!!!