1 Format a Creative ZEN
2 Auto-sync 1998 WMAs and MP3a via Music and Playlists tabs (Filters not enabled in the autosync dialog, Tracks not selected using the 'advanced' selector, Auto-playlists not used)
3 Change Album tags of 522 WMAs
4 Auto-sync again
5 Run WMlog.exe
Expected (well, desired): all files present and true on device
Observed: variously, some filepaths corrupted e.g.
Viewed in Explorer, 123.wma corrupted to <title>.wma:
and 33.wma corrupted to <title>.wma:
Viewed in WMlog, these files' names corrupted to null:
Then I did:
5 Auto-sync again
Expected: no worse, and perhaps better
Observed: three more filepaths corrupted, according to 'Delete from Device' which [EDIT:] finds present on device three files that were /not/ present at #5:
and Explorer confirms these are now present:
but no files with such title/artist pairings appear anywhere in the library.
6 Auto-sync again
Expected: not much
Observed: two more filepaths corrupted, and this times the files are zero length:
The above fits with my experience since first using MM to sync with a Creative ZEN: It explains spurious Delete from Device occurrences, missing tracks, and jumbled tags also reported recently by Nyn.
EDIT: Another symptom is entries appearing out of place on alphabetical list on the device, pranging navigation of those lists. Reported also at http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 12&t=42763 though there cause unknown.
EDIT: Note: now assumed to be the cause of
1187 Duplicate file under identical name on portable device
http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =7&t=33688
EDIT: Device Configuration says Sync tracks to: \Music\DJ09\<Path>
Workaround: Format device before each sync.
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Device Creative ZEN Version: 1.21.03e Total Space: 7620MB Free Space: 1292Mb Track Count: 1998 Album Count: 125 Playlist Count: 150 Driver: Creative ZEN Driver Provider: Microsoft Driver Date: 2006-02-22 Driver Version: 5.2.5326.4762 Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Component Publisher OS: Win XP SP2 plus WMF11 The only programs known to access the ZEN that are installed are the ZEN driver, Explorer and MediaMonkey. No software from the Creative Labs ZEN CD has even in the past been installed on this setup.