I will try that. Something interesting has happened today. I used your method of using MP3Tag last night and turned on the player this morning. It took 20 minutest o go through 2590 files with a 64 gig Sandisk SDXC Extreme class 10(retail package from Amazon card). So, while at work I decided to install MP3tag here and re-clean the tags on the player itself. Now the player only reads 168 files and freezes, where I have to reset the player. Have you ever run into this? This should be no different than my Sansa Clip+ as it is a MSC device.
Edit: I am doing a full format on the external card using Fat32 Format, there are some files that would not delete, so this should possibly fix the issue.
You need to format the Sandisk SDXC card into FAT32 first or it will not work properly. Simply click on the program icon itself to download the program from the link below. Ensure you format the 64 GB card itself and not the internal memory.
Turns out that no matter what card I put in, the Studio V reads 4 phantom albums that are no longer there and not the data(albums) off the card. I have reset it but that does not work. Does anybody know how to get it to read my SD cards again?
Edit: I decided to reformat my player. I tried doing it on my main work pc, but Eset was blocking it. Since I am the IT support technician here, I have dozens of computers at my disposal and went to one that I had recently re-imaged. I logged on with my admin account, un-installed Eset, followed the instructions you guys had here and it seems to be back to normal, it no longer shows the phantom files, and reads cards.
To solve your issue with phantom files all you needed to do was delete the "system folder" from the internal memory and then eject and restart the player. That would have fixed your issue most likely. When you add or remove a bunch of files you need to always delete the system folder or you will have issues. This forces the Studio V to update all the files it has stored on it. So when you switch out micro SD cards you also have to do this. Regarding your tags and the unit taking long to load? With about 2,500 songs on my device it starts up in about 35 seconds. That is with clean tags.
Edited by lee730 - 6/27/13 at 5:34pm