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Old 06-05-2012, 12:13 PM
skip252 skip252 is offline
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The limited information 2kitties gives leads me to believe they're trying to transfer files using WMP. My experience with WMP is that syncing playlists made in using MTP mode does that best. Both the files and the playlists transfer.

I wrote that backwards in post #5. MSC will transfer the files from a playlist but won't create a playlist. I've corrected that.

I don't use WMP for MTP file transfer but I keep my hand in to help others that do. Most of them have no troubles once they figure out the "create a playlist and sync it" concept. When something does go wrong it's a major PIA to try to fix.

The most frequent problem is the WMP database goes bad and doesn't remember what's on which drive. Then it sends duplicates and will lose playlists that represent a lot of work. I've never found a way to fix that except flush the database and start over.

Simple drag and drop in MSC is much easier and reliable IMO. You have better control of the transfer process and any software that can create a properly formatted EXTM3U playlist works as a playlist maker. That setup can actually be back up reliably. I've never heard of a way to reliably backup a WMP database or the files transferred in MTP.
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