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Can't delete files

When I try to delete it says files are read only and won't remove them It says cannot remove song the storage is write protected remove write protection and try again - but I don't know how to do this. HELP Anyone?

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  • nibrical Aug 24, 2007

    Not an SD card. The problem files seem to be in the root of the device. I can create a folder and save files in that also but these are accessable and deletable.

  • nibrical Aug 26, 2007

    When I connect via USB with the m230 device Settings on USB it brings it up on windows explorer as "my computer\Sansa 230\TCNAND0" and lists all the 40+ mp3 files in TCNANDO Ok.TCNANDO is the only folder displayed. Right clicking on a file to delete it results int the originally posted message dialogue which does not allow deletion.

    If I change the device USB setting to MSC - windows explorer shows it as a removable drive F. Opening this drive shows the following folders and - AUDIBLE CONFIG RECORD and the following files "17 To all the girls I've loved before.mp3,AUDACT.TCC (TCC File 1kb)and SYS CONFIG.DNC(DNC File 1kb).
    Non of the 40+ mp3 files displayed under TCNANDO is displayed at all.

    OH FRUSTRATION!!!

  • nibrical Aug 31, 2007

    Before I format the Sansa - I would like to know if anyone else has done this successfully and to what state the device is returned after completion. Do all the features still work correctly?? Any problems encountered after the format that would preclude me from formatting???
    Please comment people!!

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Try formating the Sansa by right clicking it on my computer and then choosing format.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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The files may have been set on read only. Right click the file, click on properties and uncheck "read-only".

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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Are they on an SD card? If so, check the protection switch. If it's in the device's memory, my best guess is that the memory is fried. I had a cheap flash drive that, after a while, started saying it was write protected, and I called tech support on it, and they said to get a new one.

Posted on Aug 18, 2007

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