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1.5 mb used with no songs or videos in player

At one time i could hold close to 450 songs on my e250. after the player said it was "refreshing database" 3/4 of my songs were missing.  I deleted the remaining tracks but my memory card claims i have used 1.5 mb still and i can only store about 100 songs. please help

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Re: 1.5 mb used with no songs or videos in player

Some data is reserved for Sansa's own files and/or you might have recordings/leftovers in other folders. Best would be to connect as a USB drive and delete all visible content from folders (but not the actual folders). Number of songs supported depends on the format and quality of the file.

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Your device may be full or close to it.

Try This;

Run the recovery tool from the SanDisk website. Make sure you select "format" when prompted.

You need to put the device into "recovery mode" before you run the tool.

- Turn the device off (hold power for 20 seconds)
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- Press and hold the "record" button while connecting it to your computer. Keep holding the "record" button until you see the "new hardware found" on your computer.

Then run the recovery tool. Select format when prompted.

Best of Luck.

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