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Display says not enough space for music database

I overfilled my sansa sandisk mp3 player and I cannot get to the music files to delete songs. How do I access them from my computer. If I click on any of the folders in the sandisk they are empty. I just need to get to the files and delete them so it is not full.

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Here is some useful information I found on the web - I used it to upgrade the firmware on my daughter's Sansa mp3 player:

Try the Sansa Recovery Tool
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: http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
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 Mar 12, 2009

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The database seems to be overloaded while rebuilding the files info and playlists.
See the answer for "Not enough space for MusicDB" :
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/848

For the c100 series connect the player to the computer how to delete files see:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/41

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http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/447

Manual for Sansa c100 series:
http://mp3support.sandisk.com/downloads/um/c100-um.pdf

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Connect your device to the PC and manually delete some files from it in My Computer>Device Name (m240)>MUSIC Folder.

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Disconnect the device from the PC, it should restart and you should be ok. If the message continues, keep deleting files until its gone,



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To resolve this, you need to delete music until your device is less than 6MB of being full.

Generally 10 to 15 songs should do the trick.




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