"Craig Wallace" <craigw84@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Web wrote:
>> My son has an MP3 player (whose doesn't?) that connects by USB. Recently
>> it's exhibiting a fault where the PC software seems to think that the USB
>> drive (ie the player) is unformatted.
>> However, the player plays songs fine and when connected to a Mini Hi Fi
>> via USB, the Hi Fi has access to the playplist on the MP3 player.
>> Yes, we've tried customer support to no avail.
>> Seems to me that since the Hi Fi can still access the songs, the USB/file
>> system interface isn't totally broken.
>> Any ideas to try and fool a PC into getting the files off the player?
>> And before anyone asks, it's not backed up either..
> Try connecting it to a Linux box. I find Linux is often able to read
> drives which Windows claims are unformatted.
> If you don't have Linux installed a Knoppix live CD should do the job.
Thanks Craig, interesting idea.
> Craig Wallace