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Can't see files to delete them

I have some audio MP3 files on my sansa m240. when I connect it to my computer to delete the files they don't show up. NOt even all of my music shows up but that's a different problem. Anyway, I've deleted audio before and I think I have to put it into a different mode but I can't remember how. Instead of MSC it has to be something else I think. I don't know, help. There are only a few files but I don't want to have to re-format my whole scandisk to get these off and they are taking up space.

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Your M240 may have encountered a corruption in its Music Database, and may be corrected by formatting and updating the firmware. Try this: Manually switch the player to MSC mode and format through "Disk Management". Here are the steps: Step 1: Locate the "Hold" switch on the side of the M240 and enable it (you should see an "orange-colored" surface when it's enabled) Step 2: Plug the M240 to your computer (recommended Operating System is Windows XP and above) and check Windows Explorer if the player is detected as a "Removable Drive" Step 3: Open "Disk Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage" Step 4: Your "Disk Management" window should be divided into 2 panes. On the left pane, click on "Disk Management" Step 5: On the upper right pane of "Disk Management", you should find the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa M240. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your M240. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the M240 and select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox remains un-checked. Step 6: In general, Disk Management is more the effective tool for formatting your M240 and assuming the format processing completed without any errors, proceed to updating the firmware of your player. Step 7: Use this link to download the Sansa Firmware updater: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 Save this file to your Desktop and run it while your M240 is still plugged in to your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts. Step 8: "Safely remove" your M240 from your PC and -- with a fresh battery -- power on your player. It should boot up normally. I hope this works. The M240 is a great player

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Help me fix my Sansa c140

i had exactly the same problem and than i wrote the guys on www.sandisk.com they had my device replaced.

Posted on May 23, 2007

SOURCE: Problem synching Sansa m240

Adriva, Why stay away from the m240 series? Just curious. However, I am in 100% agreement with you. I own 3 Sansa's because at the time I couldn't afford anything better. Out of the three only the original, a SDMX1 - 512 R, still works correctly. My main complaint about the SDMX1 is the amount of time it taks to FFW or RWD. It may be ok for a 3 minute song, but I listen to a lot of audio books and you can just about forget trying to find your place. You try to FFW and it takes FOREVER to advance just a few minutes. Then, because of the way the controls are set up you wind up jumping 10 tracks ahead. Why do I have to keep FFW or RWDing? Well the SDMX1 can never seem to remember where it was when I turned it off. Now this is hard enought to do when you are sitting and listening to it, but you can forget about doing it while driving. The next two Sansa I got ( thinking they would be better) were the m240s. I got one for me and one for my son. Mine died with in 6 months. Will not do anything. New battery makes no difference. So I took my sons after he complined about it not working. The problem with his is that when it is turned OFF, it drains the battery ( A BRAND NEW BATTERY) in about 5 minutes. You can listen to it for hours but turn it off and leave the battery in and it is dead within minutes. Also I was able to listen to my older SDMX1 (512m) for about 16 hours with a new battery, I get nothing like that with my m240. Now my m240 will not let me put new books on it. It keeps saying it is full. I tried using it like a HD and put some books on there. Then when I turned it on, the books didn't show. So I set it to be a music device and put some on and had no better luck. I couldn't remove the books, couldn't copy new stuff on. I heard there was a way to do a HARD reset....like holding down a button combo and turning it on. Has anyone heard of this? Can anyone suggest a solution to my problems (Short of an ipod?) I got the sansa because they are cheap and I got what I paid for. I've just had a sandisk thumbdrive go bad. I think I've made my last Sandisk purchase ever. Can anyone suggest an MP3 player for between $70-$100 with 1-2 gigs of space? Thanks Modgod

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

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SOURCE: hidden songs?

I finally had to just delete all the files saved by going to My Computer, selecting the device, and choosing Format. It deleted all the files, but at least it cleared out th memory & I can start fresh.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: How to delete audio-book files from my Mp3 player

Go to my computer scroll to sansa and open the media folder and open each sub folder and delete manually then delete the folders themselfs then format a couple of times hope this works

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Ok so im trying to delete all the music from my mp3 player ( sandisk m240) when i connect the usb to the computer and open the file it shows nothing, however when using just the device there is still 52...


Deleting Files,Pictures,Videos,Audio Books, etc. from MP3 Player
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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 your mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
Be careful and do not delete files needed to operate your MP3 player.
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Dec 06, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Delete songs


Your SanDisk Sansa Player does not allow you to delete files from within the player (But the recorded files can be deleted at the player). Instead I recommend that you follow these steps :

When your player is connected to your computer with the USB connector, you can use your computer file browser software to view all files on your player. Your player will appear as Sansa m240. Follow these steps:

1. Use the USB connector cable provided with your player to connect the USB port on the top of your player to an open USB port on your computer. The player will appear as a Windows Portable Device on your computer.

2. Delete your music files to the player with software tools like Rhapsody, Windows Media Player or Napster Client.

3. To use the Windows Media Player, Rhapsody Client or Napster Client software to delete files to your player please refer to the Windows Media Player, Rhapsody Client or Napster Client help file.

NOTE: While you can store and organize your audio files on your player using folders with names you select, your player will ignore folders and names. Instead, your Sansa player will extract information from each audio file so that you can use the software menu to navigate your files by artist, album title, song title, and other useful criteria.

hope it helps.
Have a nice day!

Sep 06, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How do you delete stuff on your mp3 player


Your SanDisk Sansa Player does not allow you to delete files from within the player. Deleting Music Files On Your Sansa MP3 Player When your player is connected to your computer with the USB connector, you can use your computer file browser software to view all files on your player. Your player will appear as Sansa m230 or m240. Follow these steps: Playing Music 1. Use the USB connector cable provided with your player to connect the USB port on the top of your player to an open USB port on your computer. The player will appear as a Windows Portable Device on your computer. (Can’t find the USB port on your player? See The Basic Controls section on Page 3.) 2. Delete your music files to the player with software tools like Rhapsody, Windows Media Player or Napster Client. 3. To use the Windows Media Player, Rhapsody Client or Napster Client software to delete files to your player please refer to the Windows Media Player, Rhapsody Client or Napster Client help file. NOTE: While you can store and organize your audio files on your player using folders with names you select, your player will ignore folders and names. Instead, your Sansa player will extract information from each audio file so that you can use the software menu to navigate your files by artist, album title, song title, and other useful criteria.

Aug 27, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How i do i delete existing audio recordings, or at least tape over the existing ones?


You can download the entire manual here:
Sansa M240
The section regarding your query is pasted below:
Deleting Music Files On Your Sansa MP3 Player

When your player is connected to your computer with the USBconnector, you can use your computer file browser software to view all files onyour player. Your player will appear as Sansa m230 or m240. Follow these steps:
Use the USB connector cable provided with your player to connectthe USB port on the top of your player to an open USB port on your computer. Theplayer will appear as a Windows Portable Device on your computer. (Can't findthe USB Port on your player? See The Basic Controls.)
Delete your music files to the player with software tools likeRhapsody, Windows Media Player or Napster Client.
To use the Windows Media Player, Rhapsody Client or Napster Clientsoftware to delete files to your player please refer to the Windows MediaPlayer, Rhapsody Client or Napster Client help file.

NOTE: While you canstore and organize your audio files on your player using folders with names youselect, your player will ignore folders and names. Instead, your Sansa playerwill extract information from each audio file so that you can use the softwaremenu to navigate your files by artist, album title, song title, and otheruseful criteria.

Jan 13, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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There are songs on my San Disk Sansa M240 MP3 player that do not show when connected to the computer. I wish to delete these songs. How do I get them to show on the computer program and delete?


ok
See if that your folder options is not set to (do not show hidden files and folders .

Follow these steps to check it:
1. open control pannel.
2.Double click folder options then click view
3. then scroll and locate Hidden files and folders.
4.select show hidden files and folders.
5.Also untick the hide extension for known files type:
ok
cheers
uttam

Jan 13, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How to delete audio-book files from my Mp3 player


Go to my computer scroll to sansa and open the media folder and open each sub folder and delete manually then delete the folders themselfs then format a couple of times hope this works

Apr 17, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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I cant delete my music from my mp3


May be you need to restart it mostly that is the problem.

Dec 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Sandisk sansa m240 mp3 player


You can connect the device to your computer and manage it thru "My Computer. Open My Computer, then open the device (i.e. Sansa m240). Inside there is a Music folder, you can delete them from here. You can also drag songs here to transfer to the player. If you are not able to see the "music" folder, you may need to enable "Hidden Files and Folders" on your computer. Best of Luck.

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