How to Put Songs on a 2GB Sandisk Sansa MP3 Player

by James Werning

Sandisk offers three Sansa MP3 players with 2GB, 4GB and 8GB memory storage capacity: the Sansa Clip, the Sansa Clip+ and the Sansa Fuze. The procedure for adding songs to players with different memory capacities is identical; the only difference is that players with greater memory can store more songs. Users may transfer songs and folders to the 2GB Sansa player using Windows Explorer, or they can transfer complete music playlists using Windows Media Player.

Loading Music Using Windows Explorer

1

Connect your 2GB Sansa MP3 player to the computer using a USB cable.

2

Click “Open device to view files using Windows Explorer” when a window opens, or start Windows Explorer and double-click the Sansa player. Double-click the “Music” folder.

3

Navigate to the audio files on your computer, while leaving the “Music” folder visible. Drag and drop audio files (or entire folders containing audio files) to the “Music” folder. Disconnect the USB cable when finished.

Loading Playlists from Windows Media Player

1

Connect your 2GB Sansa MP3 player to the computer using a USB cable.

2

Click “Sync digital media files to this device using Windows Media Player,” then wait for Windows Media Player to open.

3

Right-click “Your Sansa Player,” then click “Set Up Sync…” Click “Personal Playlists” from the drop-down menu. Control-click all playlists you want to copy to your Sansa MP3 player. Click “Add,” then “Finish.” Disconnect the USB cable when all playlists are finished loading.

Tips

  • Make sure the battery for your Sansa MP3 player is charged before loading songs. Do not disconnect the USB cable while transferring songs to your device.
  • The Sansa Fuze does not have a “Music” folder. Instead, you may load files to the “Media” or “Internal Memory” folder.
  • A 2GB Sansa MP3 player can hold 200 higher-quality songs with file sizes of 10MB each, or 1000 lower-quality songs of 2MB each. The lower price advantage of a Sansa 2GB player is offset by its limited song capacity. A 4GB player holds twice as many songs as a 2GB player.

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About the Author

James Werning has authored books and articles on various websites. His scripts have aired for more than 15 years on radio stations across North America. He is a small business owner and a world traveler with a master's degree in communications from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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