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

12 Sep 2010   #1
parachuter2b

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

Hi all,

I have a simple Kingston USB flash drive that is recognized easily by windows, however it doesn't appear in Windows Media Player's sync list, so I can sync it up with Media player!
I go to Tools/Options/Devices and it's not there. Refreshing doesn't help either. Is there something I gotta do to it, so that Media Player will recognize it as a Portable Media Device??

Please help!

Thanks in advance,

parachuter2b


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12 Sep 2010   #2
mitchell65

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

Hi and welcome to the Forum
If your stick shows up as a seperate drive in Windows explorer then you should see something like this in the navigation pane of WMP.
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What exactly do you see in your nav pane?
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12 Sep 2010   #3
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
nothing!

hi thanks for the reply.

I get nothing in the pane
ps. i'm talking about the Kingston F drive that you see in my computer.


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12 Sep 2010   #4
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
nothing!

ps. I also made sure other media's checked in the "organize"/customize navigation pane".
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12 Sep 2010   #5
mitchell65

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

What's actually on the USB drive? In WE right click on the drive and click "Properties" What file system is it? If its FAT32 then click the "Tools" tab and click the "Error checking" See if that finds anything!
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12 Sep 2010   #6
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

file system's FAT 32
there's just music on the stick (mp3 files)
It's a brand new stick. I just did error checking however, nothing was found...

so I take it that wmp should recognize flash drives and show them in the pane? I have a couple of other memory sticks as well. Tried them all nothing was shown!
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12 Sep 2010   #7
mitchell65

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

Yes they should show. Just a thought. Are you logged on as an administrator? Try another USB connection on your PC!
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12 Sep 2010   #8
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

done! no luck. also tried my laptop with all my memory sticks. still no luck! that's why I thought maybe usb sticks are not intrinsically recognized as portable media devices??
i so badly want this to work...sick of drag&drop the mp3 files and deal with duplicates and stuff instead of simply using my playlists to sync!
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12 Sep 2010   #9
mitchell65

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

So are you now saying that you have tried different USB sticks in two different PC's and none of them work? If yes have you by any chance got the same copy of Windows 7 on both machines?
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12 Sep 2010   #10
parachuter2b

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

no they all work with windows. just don't show up in wmp, so I can't sync them
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