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June 6th, 2009, 03:07 AM
my dad was copying mp3's onto a 2 gb mp3 player, but when he reached about 111 songs he got an error message saying that the mp3 player was full. however, in the bottom of the window containing the mp3 player's contents, it said it had 1.4 gigs remaining. how can we copy more songs onto it?

June 6th, 2009, 12:13 PM
The only thing I can think of is if you have deleted any files from your MP3 player, they will be in a .trash folder, which will take up space on the player. Choose View>show hidden files when you browse the player window and you will see if there is a trash folder. Delete it.

June 6th, 2009, 01:13 PM
There's a common scam going around with MP3 players and flash drives. There's a way of making a small capacity flash chip believe that it has a much higher capacity. Scammers get a small capacity USB drive or MP3 player (like, a 1 gigabyte) and they modify the chip so it thinks it's a 16 gigabyte chip. Then they sell it as a 16 gigabyte MP3 player.

Of course, the flash chip can only hold 1 gigabyte, not 16, and the result for the end user is similar to what you're reporting.

If the MP3 player is really 2 gigabytes, you could try reformatting it in Gparted. Format it as fat32.

June 6th, 2009, 01:45 PM
it was 5$, he prolly got scammed. Thx for the help (now to try and convince him to get an ipod)