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No files my sandisk m250 mp3 does not work. i cannot transfer a song to my mp3.

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Re: no files

Hi, A common problem with MP3 players and not only SanDisk. Below is a copy of my reply to postings of similar brand/models or problems - This is a common problem with MP3 players with almost a full memory. Apparently, the firmware gets messed up and eventually losses recognition of its purpose or some of the files it keeps. Sandisk has anticipated this problem and has posted online utilities just for this purpose. They are available at > Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turns up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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Sandisk sansa m250 mp3 player problem

try formatting it or updating the firmware

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Unable to use SanDisk Sansa M250 MP3 player with Vista. I try to drag and drop files to device, but when I disconnect from PC it says there are no files. I am unable to run any files from the mini CD.


There is support on the Sandisk site when needing files to download.
See the overview for the m200 series:

When the player says there are no files after a transfer,
the device may need to be formatted, see next site:

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Files not deleted from m250

Try this solution:

Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release, right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Nov 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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How do you put songs on to a sana M250 mp3 ?

The SanDisk Sansa m200 cooperates well with Windows Media Player 10 and subscription-based applications such as Napster To Go; it works without a hitch via drag and drop in Windows Explorer, even automatically organizing your files.

Sep 08, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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My playlists from sansa m250 disappeared but when i connected ..

When transfering the songs from computer to player. First, sync device before transfering. Only do this the very first time. If you try to sync with songs already on the player, they will be erased.

To test the device. Open your comuters music file folder, keep folder open, than go to start menu, go to my computer and open the folder (D: or F: folder) It will have your player listed there.

Now with both folders open, take a song from the music folder, drag it to the sansa folder and drop it in there. It should be added to player.

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Cannot Copy Music

u want to convert the song into mp3format using real player.

Sep 18, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Sansa m250 playlists

First you need to set your Sansa m250 mp3 player to MTP mode:

) Tap your menu button and select "Settings" > "USB".
2) On this screen, make sure that there is a check next to "Auto Detect" and NOT "MSC".

Note: Music that was transferred to the player in "MSC" (Mass Storage Class) mode will not be accessible once the player is put into MTP mode.

However, the music can still be accessed by switching the player back to MSC mode.

To transfer a playlist using Windows Media Player version 10:

- Make sure device is showing as an "audio device" and in MTP mode
- Create a playlist by right clicking a song in the library, add to>additional playlists>new or by saving a now playing list
- Select the Sync tab and click "Sync settings"
- Check "Synchronize device automatically"
- Set "View" to "All Playlists"
- Place a check next to the playlists they want to transfer to device
- Media Player should then sync those lists once you hit OK.
Once you Sync for the first time a new folder "Playlists" will appear in your m250 using Windows Explorer. Once that folder is created you can even use Windows Explorer alone to create playlists, all you have to do is right click on a song and choose create a playlist. Double click on playlist > Reference Tab, on the window you simply drag and drop your songs.

Hope this helps

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I cant delete files from my Sandisk M250 mp3 player

Just called Scan Disk if the device got a setting wrong:
Turn the Scan Disk on:
Go to Setting;
Select USB
Change the selection to Autodetect

Go back to Windows Media player the songs should show up..Worked for me.

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Can't create directories directly on the m250. I've got about 1000 songs loaded (already broken into subdirectories) that take up 800 MB and the device claims that it's full. (Firmware is also updated to 4.1.08A)

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Sansa m250 mp3 problem with songs

The device has 2 modes of operation, if you transferred music in both modes, it is not reflected in the other.

Easiest solution is to format the device to remove everything, then transfer your files back to the device, staying in 1 specific mode.

Best of Luck.

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