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Files invisible to Windows still play, can't delete.

My refurbished Sansa c140 had 20+ songs on board at delivery. They are invisible to Windows (even with "view hidden files") and can't be deleted. I tried deleting the whole Music folder and resyncing wanted songs to new folder, but the unwanted ones are still there!  How do I get rid of them? I need help too. I've got about 10 files on my Sansa that I added through windows media player. When I was done with them I went onto my computer to delete them but they are "invisable" or something. Help!!!

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Format
This will format your Sansa c200 player’s internal memory. (and erase all songs therein)
1) Select Settings from the Main Menu.
2) Select Format.
3) Select Yes to format the internal memory or No to cancel.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/knowledgecenter/mediaadvice/0085.mspx#EDF

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