Question about SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Deleting Songs, Videos, etc...

I can't seem to get songs that I've accidentally put on my player off. When I go into Windows Media Player and get to the sync page, it says I don't have any files on my player. I do though, seeing as it plays my music.

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  • jokergirl Dec 29, 2007

    i tryed to delete the videos on my sansa folder labeled video in my document and it shows that it is deleted but it doesnt delete it off of me sansa?????????? WHAT DO I DO :(

  • Faisal Faiz Dec 30, 2007

    i cant deletessong i dont want on the mp3 player

  • omginbd Mar 08, 2008

    So, I have 2 computers in my house and I took songs off of both of them. But, when I go into either settings, it says that I don't have any songs on it. But I really have a lot. What do I do??

  • andrewjb Mar 09, 2008

    I dont have the cd for my sansa e260 and can't seem to find a download to view and delete the music already on there.

    ** trouble syncing more though.

    is there a direct link to answer this problem?

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Aside from reformatting try opening the device as a seperate file in Windows and delete individual music files and folders. When you first install your device on your pc the option to open this folder or keep it closed automatically is presented to you. Most users turn this option off because it's easier at first to use the media player.

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Try to reformat it

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