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Re: Can't be formatted
If Rhapsody, or Windows Media Player was open and "using" the device, it cannot format.
Try closing those first.
If not, you can format it in Computer management.
Right click on My Computer, select Manage. On the left side, select Disk Management. On the right side your device will be listed at the top. Right click on it and select format. Do NOT select "Quick Format".
If the device does not show, disconnect your device, change the mode and try again.
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They are probably corrupt files. You will never be able to delete these unless you format your device, which unfortunately will delete all of your songs.
To format: Connect it to you computer, go to my computer, right click on Sansa and click on format. Once the format process has started don't interupt it. You will have to re-load all of your songs back on to the player, but at least your corrupt files will be deleted.
Go to my computer scroll to sansa or your MP3 player and open the music folder and open each sub folder and delete Songs manually then delete the folders them selfs then format a couple of times hope this works
Hi, The first thing to do, to make your player ready for file transfer in Windows, is to Format the player with Windows. When connected to a PC, in My Computer, it will appear as a Removeable Drive. Right click on it and choose Format. Complete the process and you are ready to transfer files!
Well formatting IS deleting all the files on your sandisk. I figured that out the first day i had it. So if you're formatting when all your songs are on there, then that's your problem. If not, then i dont know what to tell you.
Reformat the player. Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or
FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right
click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to
I had the same problem In My Sandisk Sansa, and the way I fixed it is the following:
Plug your player in your computer in MSC mode (On your player, go to settings, then USB and choose MSC)
Then in "my computer", right-click on the player icon and go to "properties".
In "properties" go to "tools" and in the first option, which is "error checking", click on "check now".
In check disk options, check both "automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recorevy of ba sectors".
It's going to take a few minutes (phase 1 and phase 2 will be displayed). Wait until it is complete.
When it is done, close the "properties" window and right-click on the icon of the player and click on "format"!
It should say format complete and the player should be then be ready to synchronize files again!
Now Enjoy That
I had a similar problem, I could upload songs, but they wouldn't play and I couldn't delete them.
turned out it was cause I didn't have WMP10 installed on my PC, had an older version.
the user manual states it only works with WMP10, and after I installed it (just search for windows media player 10 on the microsoft website) I was able to use the synch function in WMP10 and all the songs are playable (I'm listening to an album as I type :D)