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Trouble revealing & deleting sansa e250 mp3 player files

It is impossible for me at present to find and therefore delete files which are showing and playing on my sansa e250 mp3 player. I have tried everything suggested and in the Manual, i.e. ensuring 'show hidden files' is ticked; connecting into Windows media player and using snc tab to reveal all - it shows these files are not there; viewing My Computer and Sansa e250 through this folder - again no music files, songs or anything. Somebody suggested that if they were loaded by Rhapsody or such then the same program would need to be used to remove them. I don't know if this happened when I was given the player as a gift. I don't have any other than Windows Media Player on my computer now. How would I know what program was used, if this is the case? How would I proceed from here? This has used many hours in research trying to solve this problem. Can you help me out of this frustration?

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These are the most common methods for recovering Sandisk's Sansa Mp3 Players. I have been almost universally successful in recovering Sansa players using one or a combination of these methods. These methods do not work if you are having synchronization or music format issues - they are for recovering a player that will not power up, freezes, flashes, is not recognized by the computer, and a host of other issues.

Reset the Sansa Player first. On most models, restart is done by holding the power button in for 15 seconds or longer. Check your specific manual to be sure. The manuals are available from the Sansa website if they have been misplaced.
Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
If these fail, then:
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If you get the problem where MTP Device keeps popping up continuously, uninstall the “MTP Device” by going to Start à Control Panel àSystem à Hardware à Device Manager (you computer may vary slightly, depending on Windows Version).
You may have to restart your computer after each of these methods to get them to work properly. Disconnect your Sansa player BEFORE shutting down your computer.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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How can I delete EVERYTHING from my Sansa E-250. I already deleted all the files from Album and Music folders. However, the device still shows some songs as bad tracks, but I can't see these when I connect...


Try this solution:
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open up my computer and go to the drive for your device (like mine is E: for my sansa E250, but yours may vary). just browse around the folders until you find where your music is stored and delete it from there.

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Set the player USB mode to MTP then connect to PC, go to the player from My Computer then select the files to delete. After deleting files disconect player from computer to restart and reload files, Once player has reloaded it can be reconnected to computer to sync new files.

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Go to My Comp
choose Sansa E250
Click on Tools ,choose Folder Option, Click on the View Tab,
Put a dot on Show Hidden Files and Folder click on Apply then OK.
you will see the Music Folder, double click so you will see all your songs
to delete press the delete key on the keyboard, or right click on the song choose delete.

Good luck

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I do mine through Windows Media Player
1)Plug in Sansa
2)Open up Windows Media Player and wait for the Sansa e250 icon to show up under the library. First time, might say 'What device is this' or 'Autoplay'-for autoplay,you click 'sync media files to Sansa e250 using WIndows Media Player'
3)When library shows, click 'Sync' if it is not already there.
4)Just simply click and drag the songs you want from the computer library to the list pane on the side.
5)Once your done, click 'Sart sync'

TO DELETE
1)Plug in
2)Wait for the icon under Library in WIndows Media Player
3)Go to Songs under Sansa e250
4)Right click desired songs and choose Delete. You only want to delete from Sansa e250-nothing else

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you need to sync your mp3 player and the right click on the songs/artists/ablums you want to delete and then click the option delete. it worked for me

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i lost my installer where i can download it? tnx

Dec 04, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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