Files on media card not showing on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mjb41083, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. mjb41083 macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2006
    I've had this problem and I'm sure its just a simple setting....

    Whenever I plug in an mp3 player or a media card through a card reader, I can manage the files on the mac.

    When I delete the files on the card or mp3 player from the mac, it no longer shows them (even when I plug it in at a later date), but they are still on the card. Under properties of teh card and player it is showing they are both full, but when I open the devices, it shows nothing on them. All the files are showing on a pc and still on the device.

    The problem I'm running into is that I want to change the playlist but all the songs that I previously had on the player that I thought I erased though the mac are still on the player but not showing on the device when its plugged in (I run into the same thing when I plug in the media card through the card reader).

    Any and all help greatly appreciated.

  2. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    i thought the only MP3 player/portable music device compatible with Macs was the iPod. i could be wrong. why don't you try reformatting the disks and see if that eliminates your problems. you can do that through Disk Utility under the Erase pane.
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    I think you need to empty the trash on the Mac before ejecting the card.

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