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Files on player are not listed in wmp or in windows explorer

I have music files that I would like to delete from the Sansa M230. However, they are not listed in windows explorer or WMPlayer. Any suggestions on how to do this would be appreciated. Thanks Del

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Re: files on player are not listed in wmp or in windows...

Okay since none of these suggestions had any real help I tried searching for ways to get the songs deleted and found this...
In WMP 11 I found no music and the format selection was grayed out.
In Explorer there were no music files listed.
Searching for all the options and such that were suggested I finally found this: Close WMP and go to My Computer and right click the Sansa drive: Select format from this list which will wipe out the whole drive and then go to Sync in WMP and set up your sync and you should be good to go.

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

Re: files on player are not listed in wmp or in windows...

I was having the most difficult time too with this. With the new windows media player 11 I think I switched the setting from MSC to Auto Detect which shows up as MTP on the player when its plugged in and POOF all the songs appeared on the song list under the sansa m230 catagory.

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Re: files on player are not listed in wmp or in windows...

Change the settings of the player to MSC and connect the device to your computer. It will be detected as a removal disc drive. Open it and it should contain the folders in your player. IF you can only see a few folders. Click on Tools-Folder Option - Show hidden files and folders. Then you should see the folders that you have. Right click on the song and choose delete.

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How do i delete songs off my sansa m230 so i can add new music

Connect the Sansa to your computer using the supplied cable. Open up the operating system's explorer window. The Sansa will show as either a Sansa or a removable hard drive, depending on the USB mode. Either way, open it and you'll see a folder named "MUSIC". Open that. You can either delete entire albums or navigate into them and delete individual tracks.

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I added music to my m230 and my hard drive crashed a few weeks ago. Windows media player on my new computer (uses Windows 7) won't let me add or delete music off of my player. How do I get reset or get...

I went into "My Computer" and right clicked on the Sansa. I then chose reformat since I already had the files backed up. The Sansa was then reformatted and I was able to add music to my player.

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My mp3 says that i don't have anymore space, but it only shows 10

I'm not sure what you are asking, but maybe my experience can help you. I was using Windows 2000 (it has no DRM) and the Sansa C240 was displayed in Windows Explorer like a removable drive. I could copy and delete files in Windows Explorer. I switched to Windows XP and when I connected the C240, no files were displayed for it in Windows Explorer. I realized that XP had DRM and all the media files had to be transfered with Windows Media Player. When I opened WMP, it recognized the C240, but it didn't list any of the mp3 files I had already loaded on the C240. WMP asked if I wanted to delete all the media currently on the C240, but I clicked No. After that, WMP worked like the old files didn't exist. It would only delete files that had been copied to the C240 when it was synced.
I would recommend that you use Windows Media Player (or WinAmp) to delete all old media files on the C240 and use the sync button to copy and delete files from the C240. See Windows Media Player help for details.

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Connect your sansa to the computer and then explore the drive and delete . also empty the recycle bin not to occupy space from your computer storage.


Jan 23, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do I get music onto my Sandisk M230

Find the song in my computer under my music, Right click on the song file and hit open with... windows media player. File should convert and store on wmp. Then you should be able to sync your player.

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How to delete music

Use Windows Media Player to delete

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Cant remove songs

try opening it up in rhapsody or windows media player and delete the songs through there.:

  1. open either rhap or wmp
  2. the devices should be in a tab to the left (rhap) or on the top (wmp)
    1. for wmp, it might be in a tab in a tab
  3. click on the music "+"
  4. and from there delete the music

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Sansa m230 delete specific song from the player

Your SanDisk Sansa does not allow you to delete files from within the player.
Instead I recommend that you follow the steps below to delete the music
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer1.gif..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music1.gif and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your windows media1.gif player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
Hope this helps

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Mar 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I accidentaly sinc music to my sansa e250 from windows media player and it wont come off!!!

Mp3 files can be loaded using either WMP or Windows file manager (Explorer) but a different USB setting is required by each. WMP uses the MTP setting while Explorer uses MSC. If you used the wrong setting this may have caused your problem. Also for some reason MP3 files loaded using a file manager will not appear when trying to view them using WMP. To solve the issue I used the MSC setting to view all of my MP3's using file manager. I then deleted the ones I had recently added, changed the setting back to MTP and reloaded them using WMP. Worked like a charm. Hope that helps.

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Hi big dee. Deleting songs from your M230 can be done by either browsing the player through your Windows Explorer and then selectively deleting the music file, or by formatting the player which would delete all of your music files. It's also important to know that your player has 2 modes -- MTP and MSC -- because music files saved in one mode would not be seen in the other mode, and vice versa. To switch the modes on your player, use the menu and navigate as follows: Menu > Settings > USB You would get a choice of "Autodetect" (this is for MTP) and MSC. Here's how to delete the files: Step 1: Plug in your player to your computer. Open explorer and check if your player is detected. Your player's LCD would display "USB Connected" and the mode would be indicated below that. If your player's mode is MTP: A. Look for the Sansa M230 icon on Explorer (it will be recognized as a Portable Audio Device). Double left click on it to browse the player. B. The player will have 2 sub-folders: "Data" and "Media". Double left-click on the "Media" folder and either find your music files or open the "Music" folder to find your music files If your player's mode is MSC: A. Look for the Sansa M230 icon and drive letter on Explorer (it will be recognized as a "Removable Drive". Double left click on it to browse the player. B. The player will have several sub-folders such as "Audible", "Config", "Record". You may already be able to see your music files or the player may have a "Music" sub-folder. Open that to check for your files Step 2 Once you've located your files, you may now be able to delete them. Step 3 Once you've unplugged your player, the M230's LCD will display the message "Rebuilding Library". Let that process complete, then you may turn on your player to confirm that the files have been deleted. To format your player, just right-click on the M230 icon in Explorer, then select "Format". When the Format window appears, make sure to select "FAT" as the File System type, and also make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox at the bottom of the Window remains un-checked. I hope this info helps. Enjoy your M230. :)

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