How to Download Music to My MP3 Zen Player

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How to Download Music to My MP3 Zen Player
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There are many different models of Creative's Zen MP3 players, and all of them will accept MP3 music files. To get music onto your Zen MP3 device, you will want to download the proprietary music management software made by Creative called Creative Centrale, which will allow you to easily transfer and properly manage your music content.

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  1. 1

    Go to Creative's website and download the Zen Mozaic Starter Pack (see Resources). The Starter Pack includes the Creative Centrale software, which allows you to transfer files to your Zen player.

  2. 2

    Select the Creative Centrale AutoRun icon on your desktop to start installation. Then follow the installation prompts.

  3. 3

    Open the Creative Centrale software after installation is complete.

  4. 4

    Plug in the Zen MP3 player into the computer's USB port using the USB sync cable that came with your device. Look in the Creative Centrale software window and notice the device is now listed in the left-hand side of the software window.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Music Library" link in the top-left portion of the software window.

  6. 6

    Drag and drop your music into the Music Library window.

  7. 7

    Click on the button which contains both a left and right-facing arrow to open the right-pane in the software window. This right-pane will list all songs currently in your Music Library.

  8. 8

    Click the right-facing arrow between the left and right panes to transfer music from the Music Library to the device.

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