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Song duplication I've had my sansa(e250) for about 8 months and about a month ago it started to duplicate some songs, but when you select the songs with .wma at the end it just skips over them and goes to the next song without the .wma. what can i do to put more songs on the MP3 player?

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Re: song duplication

Corrupt DB or music svc sub needs renewing

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:
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 May 26, 2008

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Does this happen every time you plug it into the computer? If so you might have your player set to automaticly sinc. this meens that every time you plug it in all the music on your computer will go automaticly on your player. In the settings you can turn it off. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jul 25, 2007

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I accidently went to settings and went to format and presses yes and it deleted everything i had. It happened like 6 months ago. Over the 6 months i have started over with putting songs on it and...

Unfortunately, you have likely overwritten the old songs by copying new songs.

One free product worth trying is Recuva (

Download and install Recuva, plug the mp3 player into your computer, and see what can be recovered. Even if you can see some of your old songs they might be corrupted so make sure to listen to them.

I hope this has been informative.

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The device has 2 modes of operation MSC and MTP.

If you put music or playlists on in either mode and then changed modes to add more music, you will inevitably have duplicated your music.

Best solution is to format the device to remove everything, then pick one mode ant use that one only.

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Does this happen every time you plug it into the computer? If so you might have your player set to automaticly sinc. this meens that every time you plug it in all the music on your computer will go automaticly on your player. In the settings you can turn it off. Hope this helps!

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I had this problem and I just backed up all the music, deleted it all from the mp3 player, and put it back on, and the duplicates were gone. There may be a more efficient solution, but hey it works (for me it did at least)

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