Attach your MP3 player to its USB cable if it does not have a built-in USB plug, or remove any protective cap or shield from its built-in USB plug.
Insert the USB plug in any free USB port on your laptop or desktop computer. Wait a second for the "AutoPlay" dialog box to appear in Windows.
Click the "Play" icon in the "AutoPlay" dialog box to play all of the files located on your MP3 player using Windows Media Player. Click "Open Folder to View Files" and then click the name of the file you wish to listen to; it will automatically play in your default audio player.
Click the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon, which looks like a USB plug with a green check next to it. Wait a second for an "Eject" prompt to appear. Click the "Eject" prompt – which will usually have the name of your device next to the word "Eject" – and then unplug your MP3 player.
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