Windows 10 Anniversary Update fails to recognize MP3 players

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If you’re a music addict, an MP3 player is easily you favorite gadget. Unfortunately, if you’re also a Windows fan and decided to upgrade to the Anniversary Update, chances are your new OS won’t recognize your MP3 player.

Many Anniversary Update users are complaining the OS doesn’t recognize their MP3 players, detecting them as simple USB drives instead. This prevents users from opening their MP3 folders and transferring music files to and from their devices.

Anniversary Update fails to recognize MP3 players

After updating to Anniversary Update my Cowon C2 mp3 player is no longer recognised by Windows. It shows as an usb drive in file explorer, but when I want to open it, it asks me to insert drive… Strange, because in driver properties it shows Cowon USB.

So annoying. Is there a way to go about it?

What to do if the Anniversary Update doesn’t recognize your MP3 player

Solution 1 – Run the Hardware Troubleshooter

  1. Go to Control Panel > select Find and fix problems (under System and security)

anniversary update troubleshooting

2. Click on View allHardware and Devices > run the troubleshooter.

fix hardware problems anniversary update

3. Restart your computer.

Solution 2- Check for a compatible driver for your MP3

Sometimes, outdated drivers can prevent the OS from properly detecting all the connected devices. In this case, make sure you’ve downloaded the latest driver for your MP3 player from its manufacturer’s website.

Solution 3 – Check for hidden devices

  1. Type Device Manager in the search box > press Enter.
  2. Click on View > select Show hidden devices

show hidden devices anniversary update

4. If you find any grayed out entries> Right click on them > Select Uninstall

5. Restart your PC > connect your MP3 player.

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