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Can't delete songs

There are 26 songs on my mp3 player that I can't delete. I switched USB modes but on auto detect the only thing it brings up is the option to sync songs to device or perform no action and the computer doesn't acknowledge the device in it. On MSC mode these 26 songs arent visible. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Can't delete songs

I have the fix for this:
if you are using an older unregistered copy of WINDOWS, then your problem is that you need to have a newer copy of WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER operating on your system. If you have recently reformatted and lost your newer version of WM Player , then you have lost the drivers necessary to read your SANDISK player and your OS will not show the older MP3 files on your mp3 player in Windows Explorer . You need to download and install a newer version of WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER because it contains the newer drivers that your SANDISK requires.

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I got a problem with my mp3


Transfers onto the m240 can be done in 2 USB connection modes:
MTP mode: Media Transfer Protocol using software, e.g. Windows Media Player 10 or higher.
MSC mode: Mass Storage Class using Windows Explorer, looking in "My Computer" viewing the player as a removable disk.

Typically, songs put onto the player in MSC mode can not be viewed in MTP mode and the other way around.

Switching to MSC mode in the player's menu:
Look in the player under Settings Menus > USB > select MSC for using the "copy and paste" or "drag and drop" method for transfers in "My Computer".
When Auto Detect is selected, it depends on the configuration of the computer, what setup for priority has been installed.

Forcing the player into MSC mode:
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Facing the hold switch slide it to the right so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Connect the device to the PC.

Information for the USB connection mode and how to make hidden files in XP and Vista visible, on the support site:

Manual for the m200 series players (readable with Adobe Reader):

Need more help ? Don't hesitate to add a comment.

Apr 15, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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I hv sansa clip 1gb - in which i have some songs i.e aprox.850mb and that cannot be seen in my pc in sansa clip as a drive to delete songs and add songs , is there any driver of software or...

1. First, check your device setting up on MTP or MSC? Turn on device, go to "settings" , press down or up to find "USB Mode", you can see the check mark at MTP (auto detect) or MSC mode. Change to another usb mode.
2. You have 2 ways to delete songs:
2.1. Delete songs by device: play songs, press down (sub menu) until you meet "delete song", select it and yes
If you delete all items in device: Settings, Format, and yes
2.2. Delete songs by computer: plug device to computer, double click on device icon, Music folder, and delete songs you want. If you don't see songs in there, unplug the device from pc, and then change USB mode, and plug device to pc to delete.
Good luck

Feb 01, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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How to delete

Under windows explorer, click on the icon for the mp3 player. On the mp3 player, switch between the Usb and Mtp mode (The M button). You should see songs from both modes. Hilite the songs you want to delete and delete them. If you want all songs deleted, on the menu bar, go to edit and select all.

Sep 12, 2009 | GPX MW3837 MP3 Player

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Sandisk Sansa Clip 2GB not detected by XP SP2

Change the USB Mode to auto-detect and see if you get better results. If that fails, switch entirely to MTP mode.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Feb 20, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa Clip MP3 Player

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It won't let me delete songs

  1. We Too had a hard time deleting a song but found the solution..... Put the mp3 play in the MSC mode through the settings do not put in auto.....when your computer prompts that the music player is connected it will have a screen that asks play music, open folder to veiw files..... or take no action... you neew to click on the open folder to veiw files..... when this screen loads find the song or songs that you want to delete right click and then delete it will only delete from the mp3 player.....took me two days of pissing with this mp3 player to figure it out......

Dec 15, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Sansa mp3 player m230...

have you tried opening the files in a music player? it sounds like you are just accessing the file folders. try opening it with windows media player or something like that.

Aug 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sandisk M240

Go into the menu, into settings, then in, usb which should have the options of auto detect or MSC, try picking the other option and connecting it to the computer and then see if there are more songs that can be deleted. Let me know how this works out

Jun 12, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Auto Detect or MSC

I really dont know. Im only able to delete songs with MTC Auto detect doesnt work atall >

Jun 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Can't delete songs on sansa m230

I actually had this exact same problem with my Sansa m230, and I was running from place to place just looking for an answer; I actually stumbled across it through some related searches here on this site ('reset' specifically), and I tried it out and it worked for me. The Sansa m230 has two USB interface modes, and choosing one will make your system recognize the device differently than if the other is chosen, so songs that were uploaded using the USB setting 'Auto Detect' (which tells the thing to use something called 'MTP' mode) won't be visible again when it's connected using 'MSC' mode, and vice-versa. Simply put: Unplug the little bugger, go into the USB settings, and choose whichever of the two settings isn't already selected, and plug it back in. For the future, I'm going to erase everything from one mode and put it back in through the other mode, just so this doesn't happen again. <.

Oct 27, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Need help

If you change USB protocols to MSC, it won't let you view the songs you put on using the Auto-Detect protocol, in my experience, and you can't switch back protocols. Reformatting by going into my computer, right clicking your sansa device, and then going to format seems to be the only way to get rid of these invisible songs, and you won't be able to select which ones. It gets rid of all of them, but at least they're gone.

Aug 11, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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