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Change of MP3 Player - FIle Transfer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Insomniac1979, Apr 12, 2008.

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  1. Insomniac1979

    Insomniac1979 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have purchased a Creative Zen Stone(2GB). I have had a Creative Zen Touch(20GB) for years. My problem is that I have no idea how to get the music off my old player and onto my new one (via my laptop). I have no backup of my music on my laptop(I have changed computer about two years ago) - everything is on the older 20GB player(I have most of the original CD's but would need a month to rip them all). I loaded up my old player with music almost four years ago and haven't added anything since then. I also don't have the orginal installation disk of the older player. I can still sync it no problem to Windows Media Player(It's WMP 10 I think) and add tracks to it but my question is if there is a way of tranferring the music files from my MP3 player onto the hard disk of my computer?

    I have tried Copy+Paste from My Computer but when I right-click on the files on the MP3 player there is no option to copy. I think they're read only or something. Arrgghhhh. I've spent hours trying to sort this and have to admit defeat! Any ideas??
     
  2. Blackwing

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    USB data cable, if your bigger player supports it. It would also work with the Zen Stone. I have a 1 GB model and the cable does wonders.
     
  3. Insomniac1979

    Insomniac1979 Thread Starter

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    Thanks Blackwing. Now this is probably a really silly question but is a USB Data cable different to the normal USB cable that is supplied with MP3 players, cameras etc. I have no problem with my computer "recognising" my docked mp3 player with the cable I'm using - it's just that I can only transfer files in one direction, computer to mp3 player and want to transfer in the other direction ie, player to PC.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Doesn't it appear as a normal drive in Computer so you can open it and copy the files?

    (Try Dietmp3 sometime. You can put double the music on your drive in the same space.)
     
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