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Songs can't be deleted or added.

There are five folders within the music folder which can not be removed. I can't delete the folders and I can't add any more music. I have tried formatting but it doesn't let me. Is there something wrong with my player or can I fix this?

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Re: Songs can't be deleted or added.

The folders might be a "read only" folder, so you have to right click on the five folders and then click the green square that marks read only.

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