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Windows 7: WindowsMediaPlayer not recognizing my usb flash drive as media device!

13 Sep 2010   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by parachuter2b View Post
no they all work with windows. just don't show up in wmp, so I can't sync them
May I repeat?
" If yes have you by any chance got the same copy of Windows 7 on both machines? "


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13 Sep 2010   #12
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

no on the other machines I'm running XP,but it shouldn't matter right? since it's basically a wmp issue as like I said windows recognizes them
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13 Sep 2010   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I'm at a loss I'm afraid. I've just taken a brand new Sony 4Gb stick out of the packagng, plugged it in to my PC and it hows up on WMP. There's nothing on the stick of course but it shows!
Time for some real experts to have a go I think!
I shall keep watching this thread to see what the eventual outcome is!
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13 Sep 2010   #14
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

sorry I didn't see the pop up on the XP. Correction: it works with XP no problem! the wmp sync wizard pops up but no luck on 7
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13 Sep 2010   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Ah so I think we can assume we have a Win 7 specific problem. I wonder if a sfc scannow would help. See here:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Just might be worth a try! Takes a bit of time so you might want to hang on to see if others agree with this approach! Have PM'd a man who might be able to help!
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13 Sep 2010   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Although not satisfactory as a fix ,it is possible to go to the root folders for the albums you are trying to sync
to your stick, right click and select send to and then select the F drive (if it appears!)
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14 Sep 2010   #17
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Although not satisfactory as a fix ,it is possible to go to the root folders for the albums you are trying to sync
to your stick, right click and select send to and then select the F drive (if it appears!)
I barely copy the entire album. all my songs are playlist files, hence reason why I'm dying to get this sync to work, so even if I have one song in different playlists, it wouldn't copy the file over again and again...would just point to one source.
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14 Sep 2010   #18
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Ah so I think we can assume we have a Win 7 specific problem. I wonder if a sfc scannow would help. See here:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Just might be worth a try! Takes a bit of time so you might want to hang on to see if others agree with this approach! Have PM'd a man who might be able to help!
guess there was nothing wrong with the file system:

C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

C:\Windows\system32>

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14 Sep 2010   #19
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Have you considered using another music/media player
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14 Sep 2010   #20
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

what would you recommend? (one that has a decent sync functionality?)
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