mp3 player, i want to use as removable drive

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i got this mp3 player a while back, i was usin it for storage since i didnt use all the space for songs, i just opened box, plugged it in, and it was ready to go. but my computer crashed and i had to reboot the whole thing and now when i try to open it, it is like a windows media player thing, i cant do anything but synchronize music, i cant add files like pictures or programs anymore, can someone help me get it back to the way it was when i first got it.

`it still works like a hard drive on all my other computers
`it didnt come with any drivers, and site does not offer any
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try right clicking on it, and choosing "open", instead of the one that is highlighted.

just a thought.

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when you plug it in if your running windows a box probably comes up with several options about how to handle the MP3 player.

When this happens if there is a open with windows explorer option click that otherwise click the take no action choice and go to my computer, it should show up then right click and chose open.

hope this helps!
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thats what i want it to do, but now it just says "synchronize" or do nothing, the open option doesnt show up anymore
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Plug in your player, wait for it to be recognized.
Then do, 'Start', 'Run' and type in "compmgmt.msc" sans quotes.

When the 'Computer Management' dialog box opens, go down to 'Disk Management' under 'Storage'. See if you can see the MP3 player there. Alternatively look in 'Removable Storage'.

Then report back here.
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GT500Shlby wrote:
Then report back here.


no its not showin up in there but it shows up in device manager as a portable media player, but i want it to show up as a drive like you said
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What is the make/model of the MP3 player?
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Rca Thompson JET 2gig
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wait it might be 1 gig, i cant tell because i cant see, its a s2002a
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I have never used that particular make/model of mp3 player. I do ultimately see at what you are getting at, and its inherent usefulness. My Blackberry has a "Mass Storage Mode" that allows its internal microSD card to be seen as a storage drive on the PC. Maybe there is an internal setting?

Try deleting the drivers and the device from device manager. Boot into safe-made and open Device manager and it will display all devices even if they are disconnected. Then try reconnecting the device and re-installing any drivers and software.

Try older/newer versions of the software also. Some vendors turn that feature off in newer versions because they are stupid morons. Some better ones turn it on in the software because they are smart and beautiful people.
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k thanks for the help, ill try those ill get back to you on my findings
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i found out what the problem was, i needed to update windows media player for some reason and now it works, even though i have never used it with windows media player.....

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