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Help! My MP3 player Died and I'm trying to recover my songs!

by hy4000uk / April 12, 2008 2:14 AM PDT

Hi Guys, I don't know if you'll be able to help me but I thought it was worth a shot.

I had a pretty ancient MP3 player (The creative Nomad Jukebox Zen USB 2.0). It basically stopped working (it wouldn't switch on or charge). However it had all my songs on it which i'm trying to gett off the hard drive and put onto my computer.

I've taken out the hard drive and I've put it in a little hard drive case that i bought off Ebay which i connected to my PC via USB. It seems to be recognising it as a USB mass storage device but when i go into My computer there is no additional drive. Below are the details of what I am using

My MP3 player
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_ZEN#NOMAD_Jukebox_Zen

The Hard Drive
http://www.ciao.co.uk/FUJITSU_Mobile_MHS2020AT_20_GB__5406669

The hard drive Case
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=290216276017&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=019

Any help is much appreciated

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These are usually non-standard file systems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 12, 2008 2:19 AM PDT

I've had some spotty luck by booting to LINUX and sometimes Linux recognizes the file system. You've tried Windows so now it's time for something with more capability.

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Just a note for your next player.
by Kees Bakker / April 12, 2008 4:12 AM PDT

Maintain a copy of your mp3's and other content on your PC. And be sure to back them up occasionally to another machine, an external hard disk or to a DVD-R/RW. That way, you've got them on the 3 places they should be if you don't want to lose them. Like - of course - you do with all other data you don't want to lose in case of a hardware failure.

Kees

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