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Junk Files - Cannot Delete

When plugging the e250 into my computer, there are various junk folders in the G:/VIDEO directory. None of them have intelligible names or content, but any attempt to delete them results in an "unable to read source drive" error. There tends to be a new copy of one of them produced every couple of sessions. I fear they may be connected to some recent errors I've been getting when finalizing video conversions on both Sansa Media Converter and River Past Crazi Video for Sansa. Is there any way to destroy these empty files before they replicate to fill my player?

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Re: Junk Files - Cannot Delete - SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

Use Windows Media Player instead

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Make sure the player is OFF before you plug it in and while you transfer you music or charging. Sounds odd but that is it in a nut shell. But here is step by step:

In essence it is as easy as copying files from one folder on your computer into the other.

1. Make sure your player is turned “OFF”.

Important Note: Having player “ON” when plugging and unplugging from computer may delete all files on the player.

2. Connect your player to any USB port on your computer via provided USB cable.

3. Computer will find it as a removable external hard drive.

4. Double click this drive to open it.

5. Open your music/video/text/image files folder in another window.

6. “Drag-and-Drop” your files from your directory on the computer to the root directory of the player.


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Avoid creating separate folders for every 2-3 songs. Preferably put all audio files in he same “MUSIC” folder, or sort them by "Artist Names" folders or just store all in the root directory (do the same with VIDEO files).
KEO does not support playlists at this time and excessive amount of 2-3 levels of folders may noticeably slow down the operational speed of the unit.

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I cant delete music files which i transferred earlier. present problem is the songs which i transferred to it, but the player is not showing the files

Make sure the files you copied to your player are not HIDDEN files & they are read only properties.Try to reset the player or format using your PC.

Jul 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Deleting Files

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.

Apr 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Try; plugging your mp3player in, open my computer, open Sansa-something, look in the video folder, delete the ones that don't work [they may have been corrupted]

Next time you unplug your mp3 player click the little icon in the "tray" in the bottom right corner and click Stop.

Good luck.

Feb 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa e250

Well the SONGS folder might be hidden [happened to me]

Steps to see hidden folders:

-My computer
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Dec 27, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Deleting files

You can format the memory card by going into the my computer folder on you computer! Or you can show the hidden files on you computer!

Aug 18, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Deleting songs from Sandisk

Hi. The minimum requirements of your Sansa E250 is Windows XP and above and Windows Media Player 10 and above. If you're using Windows Media Player 10 or above, your Sansa E250 and its contents should appear on the right pane when you click on the "Sync" tab. You can right click on a song and select "Remove". The songs will be erased permanently from the player. If your songs do not appear on Windows Media Player 10 or above, it is possible that your songs may have been saved on another mode. Your Sansa E250 comes in 2 modes: MTP and MSC. Songs saved on one mode will not be seen by the other mode, and vice versa. There are 2 ways to delete songs from your Sansa E250: By browsing the folders containing the songs, or by formatting the player. You can switch modes by navigating your E250's menu using the following: Menu >> Settings >> USB Mode Next, plug your player in your PC and open Windows Explorer. You should first set your Explorer to "Show hidden Files and Folders" by going to the "Tools" menu (located on menu lists on Windows Explorer window), then choosing "Folder Options", then enabling the "Show Hidden Files and Folders" radio button Deleting Music files under MTP Mode: 1. Your player should appear as a Sansa E250 icon in Explorer as a "Portable Audio Device". Double left-click this icon to browse the player. 2. You'll find a "PPI NAND" sub-folder. Again, double left-click on this sub-folder. 3. You'll find a series of sub-folders, one of which should be titled "Music". Double left-click this to open it. 4. Your music should appear as individual files or folders. Delete this to remove the file(s) from the player Deleting Music files under MTP Mode: 1. Your player should appear as a Drive letter and entitled either as a "Removable Drive" or as "Sansa E250" 2. Double left-click on this drive letter to browse the player 3. You may find your music files immediately on this folder, or you'll find a series of sub-folders, one of which should be titled "Music". Double left-click this to open it and view your music files. 4. Delete the music files you want, and they should be removed from the player Deleting files through Format: 1. Formatting the player erases all files in the player, and oftentimes this is the best option to ensure that all files are removed and any corruption eliminated. Also, it is best to format the player when in MSC mode. 2. When the appears as a drive letter (under MSC mode), right-click on that drive letter and select "Format". On the "Format" pop-up window, click "Start" to begin the format process. 3. Follow the on-screen prompts and safely remove the player from your PC when the "Format Complete" display appears. 4. Unplug the player from the PC and when the player is powered up, the message "No Files" should appear on the player's LCD screen 5. Switch the mode back to "MTP", or continue to use "MSC". Note: It is best to use "MTP" when you are transferring subscription music to the player. I hope this helps. :)

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Deleting songs

Chances are that you are using windows xp. open up your sansa folder to where it says pictuer, movies, ect. look at the picture to see what to do. In your player folder click tools --> folder options --> View. Under hidden files and folders click 'show hidden files and folders, click ok. The music folder would now show up where the videos and pictures are. Simply open the music folder and delete the ones you do not want. By default the songs are sorted by artist --> album --> song.

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Deleting files from Sansa e250

The only way I know to delete music files or voice or FM recordings, is straight from the User's manual on the CD: 1. Set the e250 to MSC mode. 2. Plug it in to your computer with the USB connector. 3. Open the Sansa e250 drive in My Computer and browse to the MUSIC folder (or RECORD folder)and delete the files there. (That's where you also add music files, by dragging from other explorer windows.) To delete (or add) photo and video files, you have to use the Media Converter, which you install from the disk that came with the e250.

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