Thank you for the suggestions.
Yes, I pushed the rest pin inside the top of the device. It powered off, and back on. I prompted the library update again (with the TF card inserted) and it says it performed the update. I looked at the library and none of the contents of the card were listed, so I did the update lib again, and now it is spinning and spinning and who knows what its doing.
I will try your suggestion of "moving some folders", but I doubt that will make much difference, since there are nowhere near 200 folders on the card. (there are precisely 66 folders in the root directory of the TF card, and no more than two subfolders in any of those - most are the album folder with only the song files in them, with no subfolders) And yes, sleep mode is OFF.
So I assume the next fix is "resetting the db". I work on a Mac, and all the instructions I have encountered for resetting the db are for windows. What do I do??
The general gist is here but I will provide step by step instructions.
These instructions will deal with technical aspects of a computer operating system. I AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE for you in touching, typing, or in what you do to your computer.
Just a forewarning of course.
Anyway let's get started. The way to see hidden files on a Mac is much harder than on Windows.
First open up terminal. (If at any point in this instruction you can not follow what I am saying, stop and do not go further. You must have the computer knowledge to understand what I am saying to do this)
(If you do not understand any of what I am saying when I say to open up terminal or what version of Mac OSX you are running. Stop and do not proceed further.)
Then copy and paste this code into it and press enter: (ONLY TYPE one of the following below, depending on your OS version)
If you are running 10.9 Mavericks:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
If you are running 10.6 to 10.8 (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion)
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
Remembering to press enter.
This will show all hidden files on your computer. This is needed to see the admin file on the X3. You need to kill the finder app so that it can reset and then apply the new 'file' settings to show all files.
Then open up Finder and find the X3. Go to the X3's main disk (not the SD card you have plugged in)
You can tell the hidden files as they are opacque compared to the others. MAKE A BACKUP OF EVERY HIDDEN FILE. And store it in another directory or folder on your Mac off the X3.
Then delete the following file ONLY AFTER you have made a backup.
THEN, disconnect X3 from Mac(remember to eject all) and MANUALLY UPDATE the X3 (not auto) This will prompt the X3 to deploy a new media database.
If it works, then go to your Mac's terminal again, and type the following into terminal followed by pressing enter
MAVERICKS 10.9 ONLY
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
Do that only after you are sure that the files are all on your X3 and are showing up.
If the files aren't showing. Repeat update steps as I said in my original post.
Now, who wants to give Panda some upvotes?
Edited by bowei006 - 1/5/14 at 4:21pm