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I lost my free space@!!!

When i was trying to format my sansa e260, i lost all my 4GB space.
and my computer couldnt recognize her , when i turn it on , they send me that message that i have only 6MB i only can use....
i really need someone's help
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Re: I lost my free space@!!!

The error message says, please free up 6MB for Music DB (database).

Connect the device to your computer and remove several songs. Restart the device, and you should be back to normal.

Best of Luck.

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