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Important information about using a microSD compatible Walkman Player

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check Applicable Products and Categories for details.

    Check your manual for model-specific information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

    General information

    • Format microSD™ cards with the Walkman® player only.
      • Formatting procedures differ depending on the Walkman model. For details, check your manual.
      • microSD card operations aren't guaranteed if you format the microSD card on a device other than the Walkman, such as a computer.
    • You can use any size microSD, microSDHC, and microSDXC card. However, we don't guarantee the operation of all microSD cards. Not all cards are compatible.
    • The Walkman uses built-in storage out of the box.
      • Depending on the model or software version of your Walkman, you can switch the memory to be used while the Walkman is connected to a computer.
      • After you switch the memory (storage memory) to SD Card, you can confirm the size of the microSD card on a computer during data transfer using the following software:
        • Windows® OS: Music center for PC or Windows® Explorer.
        • Mac® OS: Content Transfer for Mac OS or Mac Finder.

    Inserting or removing microSD cards

    WARNING! There is a risk of data loss when inserting or removing MicroSD cards.

    Select Insert/Remove SD Card before inserting or removing a card. If your Walkman doesn't have an Insert/Remove SD Card option, insert the card without changing the status.

    • Inserting a microSD card resets the following information:
      • The current song and the elapsed time
      • The elapsed time of each video
    • Removing a microSD card resets:
      • Bookmarks
      • Alarm settings
      • The results of analysis by SensMe Channels
      • The current song and the elapsed time
      • The elapsed time of each video

    Transferring songs and videos to a microSD card

    • You can't transfer songs and video between the built-in storage and a microSD card on your Walkman.
    • You can't transfer songs and videos with copyright protection to a microSD card.
    • To transfer music content to a microSD card, select SD Card as the memory storage. Check the manual for model-specific information.
    • If you transfer the same song or video to both the built-in storage and the microSD card, selecting All songs will list the song or video twice.
    • Transfer a playlist to the same memory storage where the tracks or songs in the playlist are stored.
      • The Walkman player recognizes the built-in storage and the microSD card as separate memories. Copying the playlist to a location different from the location of the song or video will create a duplicate of the song or video.