Ok so i have a sansa e260 and i just got it about a month ago. lately i was listening to 3 doors down and one of the songs wouldn't play - the player said "bad track" and skipped to the next one. so i tried to replace the song...wouldn't work. i tried to delete the entire folder off the player but when i hit delete, nothing would happen, it just stayed where it was. i moved to a different computer and when i tried to delete it there it said "the player has either become disconnected or is not responding" which was not true..i tried to delete other folders and they all worked. sometimes i could get the folder to disappear, but the next time i plugged it in, the folder was back. now every time i try to listen to it ALL the tracks are "bad tracks" and i just want it gone! i've tried formatting the player, i've tried just deleting it, i've changed from USB mode to MTP mode, i've looked on countless technical help sites, i've deleted each song individually, i tried replacing it with the exact same folder. NOTHING IS WORKING! help please!!
I had this same problem.all my songs had backed up licenses and after 2-3 months without any problems i kept getting bad track messages each time i tried playing a song.One bad track will affect all the other songs on your list and my whole player crashed after i tried deleting the bad track songs.but i called tech support and one way was to reformat everything.they give you step my step instructions on how to do it.they are especially helpful when my device crashed.now my player(e260) is working again.
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You have songs that may be protected or the wrong format for your device. delete the bad song and download another copy from a different source and try it. This is not to uncommon due to different file formats and protection in the song files When you rip songs from another device often some won't load or play in another device especially if they are paid for 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
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.
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/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
What mode do you have your device under? limewire tracks shouldnt say bad tracks because they dont have DRM license install in them...i would recommend to delete evrything from that device and try again....
I beleive your player saves a lists as well as the song itself.
the easiest way to fix it is to (if possible) use windows explorer, goto your player and look for a folder that says "albums" or "list", scroll thru and delete the folder of the songs that you have deleted.
1. right click on my computer and select manage.
2. go to disk management on the left panel.
3. right click on the sansa icon, and go to format.
4. make sure that the file system is under FAT32.
This worked for me, hope it does for you.