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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.
      • MicroSD card operations aren't guaranteed if you format the MicroSD card on a device other than the Walkman player, such as a computer.
    • MicroSD cards (example, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC) up to 128GB are compatible. Using a higher capacity memory card may work, but isn't guaranteed.
    • The Walkman uses the built-in storage out of the box.
      • Depending on the model or software version of your Walkman player, you can switch the memory to be used while the Walkman player is connected to a computer.
      • You can confirm the capacity of the MicroSD card switching the memory storage to SD Card 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 player 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 player.
    • 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.