Question about SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Hidden songs? i have a sandisk m240 and a few songs i added to the players i want to delete now, they show in the mp3 player but when i plug it to the usb and go to the music folder to delete, they are not showing up with the rest of the music. Ive tried to show the hidden files but that did not work either. or there any other suggestions

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  • edookati Nov 02, 2007

    I also had the same problem..please help me out

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    Same problem !!! no clue yet how to resolve !!!

  • Celtic_souL Nov 07, 2007

    Got the same problem.

    Notice that u can see the music files, only from the PC in which u put them in the start.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    same problem someone please figure it out

  • Stiglet Nov 10, 2007

    I have the same problem, I have a feeling that the hidden files might be the ones I originally put on using windows media player. The visible ones were added later with ubuntu. Media player may have done something horrible with the files? Haven't been near media player with a bargepole since so yet to confirm this, but will report back.

  • sneecie Mar 05, 2008

    I have a similar problem. There are about 10 songs that I cannot get off my player. They do not show up on the computer, in either Windows media Player or under Windows Explorer. When I add new songs to the player, they show up on it, but now they don't play; they switch back to the stuck files.



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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.

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I found this, posted on another forum:

"Here is what I did to fix my friends Sansa M240 (Piece Of Junk) Firmware 3.2.8a. I followed this forum and did not get anywhere, I tried WinXp & Vista with no avail (Formatting would not solve the problem). Here was my problem:
You would turn the darn thing on and it would say that there was "Not enough room to write the Library", Yet when I connected to my PC it said there were no file on it............ Argh.........! So I took the battery out and Placed the (Piece Of Junk) on Hold so when I connected it to my computers it would be in that stupid mode they seem to want... Here is the Kicker, my PC would not fix it at all.....

I had to use a MAC 10.4, and the (Disk Utility) Application under Utilities. I formatted the Drive as (Unix) OS. Once I did that the (Piece of Junk) rebooted and created the FAT Partition and has worked ever since.... If you don't have a MAC find your nearest Apple Store and ask them if they would do this for you...

Hope this helps...."


I don't have a mac so I formatted using ubuntu and then put new files on it. It works fine now. And I'm never going near Media Player again, just as a precaution.

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Try switching USB mode of the player, to see the hidden files.
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Look in the manual for the m200 series players on page 31 under USB, how to select Auto Dectect (MTP or MSC) or only MSC :
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All support for the m200 series players, on next page:

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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?

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

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If your using a mac, that's why you cant c the songs. go to a PC and go to trashes and go to one of those folders in the trashes and delete every thing in it.

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In My computer right click on the mp3 player and select format..then it will delete all songs..

Feb 27, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How to add songs or delete songs

Put it in MSC mode,Plug into your computer,open My Computer,(The player will show as a drive)Open up the player,open the folders and delete what you want deleted.Then when you want to add more songs,Open it the same way as above and drag and drop them.You do NOT need to use a media player to load or remove items.And Please rate this solution.

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have you tried showing your hidden files and folders? just go to folders options. if you cant still find it, try deleting in your player...

if you still cant find it, i recommend to format your mp3 using the software providede by the manufacturer (a cd or a software) just make sure that you have a back up of your files from your mp3 so that can put it again on your player.

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I had this same problem. What I ended up doing was going into My Computer into the device itself and seeing what showed up. It appears a few new songs I popped on there the day after were appearing but nothing else. I deleted all the files, unplugged it from the computer and let the library update, old songs were still playing. Plugged it back into the machine and voila they showed up.

Aug 05, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Some mp3s show on comp some dont

For deletion you need to be in the MSC mode, plugged in and in My Computer.
Make sure all your hidden files are being shown.
Rightclick on song and delete from player or rightclick and send to desktop.
Also you may want to do a property check on the file to make sure it is a true mp3 or wma.
If you cannot delete, format player in MSC mode through My Computer, not through Media Player.

Oct 18, 2007 | 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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I just had this problem and I sync'd it with my windows media player 10 and formated it and delted all the corrupted songs and freed up the space. Just format and redownload all the songs you want :)

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