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Deleting 'Bad Track'

I was able to delete songs from my e280 but there is one that remains. It shows up on the unit as a 'Bad Track'. Do you know where this file might be hidden so I can delete it and load a whole new set of songs?

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I should have Googled this before posting. I'm not sure if I found the solution here or elsewhere but...
I deleted the /system/database folder and after it restarted and rebuilt the database the 'Bad Track' was gone. I was able to load the player with MP3s and it has worked flawlessly since.

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Deleting songs.


Your DB might be corrupt. Folow the delete procedure one more time:
Delete Music Files
1) Connect your Sansa to the computer.
2) Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial
connection.
3) Select the place where you want to delete music files from
4) Highlight and delete the music file/s or folder from My Computer\Sansa
e200\...\MUSIC
folder. (You can also select from a variety of music
software programs to transfer/synchronize your files).

If that fails, go ahead and update the firmware - it will delete everything, and allow you to start over from scratch among other things.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 16, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Added music, but can't listen


I experienced a similar problem caused by corrupt files saved on the internal memory of my e280.
(I could not delete/remove the files) I had to format the internal drive of the e280
and re-copy the files back on to the unit. Works great now. When formatting the device
use the command from windows. (ie right click on the internal memory icon and select format)

Note: Formatting will remove/delete all the files (eg music,photos..) from the e280 so make sure that
you have backups.

Cheers

Nov 30, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Cannot delete "bad track"


try formatting your mp3 player and then syncronizing songs back on to the mp3 player.

Sep 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Bad track


To delete songs from your device follow the steps below
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
To format it..on your device..go under..menu, setting and there should be a format option option there..let me know if that doenst work for you...
Hope this helps

P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Aug 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Reformat player needed


To delete songs from your device follow the steps below
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
To format it..on your device..go under..menu, setting and there should be a format option option there..let me know if that doenst work for you...
Hope this helps

P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Jul 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Deleting loaded tracks ie ones I've loaded


You should try taking the battery out. if you unscrew the for screws on the back there will be a battery just take that out and put it back in this should delete everything if it doesnt then i dont know. dont worry about takeing it apart your only takeing the back off to where the battery is. just like your cell phone.

Jul 13, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Bad track error. songs arent deleting after reformatting and resetting multiple amounts of times.


There are 2 ways to format an mp3 player - if you were formatting the mp3 player from "My Computer," then try reformatting from Windows Media Player instead - I have a "tips and tricks" entry on How to Format an Mp3 Player for details

If that doesn't work, then double-click on My Computer, double-click on the Sansa player, and go to the various folders that it lists - music, voice, etc. Delete the songs ONLY - do not delete the dat, bat, ini, inf, or other system files

Jun 08, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Sansa bad track


You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media1.gif, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync pane in windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
Hope this helps
If you still not able to delete it let me know so I can have you try something else...
P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Mar 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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WTF! "Bad Track" to Nothing!?


What I would recommend you to do is to update the firmware on the device even if you have done so already by going to
http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376

If after you have done the firmware update you are still having the same problem, please contact me..
P.S. Please rate accoringly
Thank You
Computerrep

Feb 07, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Songs Wont Delet Off Of Sansa


I would reformat it and then transfer the music back

Oct 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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