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Sansa m230 won't be read

I have a sansa m320, and I out alot of songs on it. I got a new computer, and now the computer dosen't register the songs on it. It recognizes that the sansa is connected via USB, but in the audio folder there is no song. I don't want to reformat because theres song on there I like. BUt its almost out of space. I've tries switching between MSC and autoo something something, but that seems to make no differance. I just want to make room for new music. Please help!

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Re: Sansa m230 won't be read

I have the fix for this:
if you are using an older unregistered copy of WINDOWS, then your problem is that you need to have a newer copy of WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER operating on your system. If you have recently reformatted and lost your newer version of WM Player , then you have lost the drivers necessary to read your SANDISK player and your OS will not show the older MP3 files on your mp3 player in Windows Explorer . You need to download and install a newer version of WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER because it is the part of your operating system that contains the newer drivers that your SANDISK requires.
if you are using linux , you will need to find the drivers elsewhere online.

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

Re: Sansa m230 won't be read

You need to re download the drivers for the mp3 player off the internet. Same thing happened to me.

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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Looks like its impossible to delete music from sandisk "sansa" model m230 ,,,,, without an manual right?? thanks joe

Yeah.That's right joe.You can have the detailed manual for your SanDisk Sansa M320 by a single click on the following link. ( ).Things are getting too fast.Isn't it Joe?.So don't forget to rate me.Thanks for choosing Fixya.


Jun 14, 2011 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do i delete songs off my sansa m230 so i can add new music

Connect the Sansa to your computer using the supplied cable. Open up the operating system's explorer window. The Sansa will show as either a Sansa or a removable hard drive, depending on the USB mode. Either way, open it and you'll see a folder named "MUSIC". Open that. You can either delete entire albums or navigate into them and delete individual tracks.

Mar 10, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa m230 not syncing music files or downloading them. Process leaves the Sansa m230 with 0 files and i am finding it impossible to load new file(s) ?

Try reflashing the firmware for your device you can find the latest firmware and flashing utilities from the manufacturer?s website. Make sure that you back your music up first because when you do this you are setting it back to factory settings. Then add music this way and see if it is works: 1. Free a USB port on your desktop computer. Now, grab the USB cable for your SanDisk Sansa MP3 player and connect the player to your computer. 2. Wait for your computer to find and recognize the player. This may take a few moments. Once you receive a confirmation message, open your computer and scan the icons for the SanDisk MP3 player. 3. Open the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player on your computer. The music files that you currently have saved to the player?s memory are displayed. 4. Open a folder containing music files that is stored in your desktop computer?s memory. Scan the files for songs that you want to transfer to the SanDisk Sansa MP3 player. 5. Left-click on a song file and drag to the SanDisk Sansa window. Drop the file and let your computer complete the transfer. The transferred file appears at the bottom of your music list. 6. Unplug your SanDisk Sansa player from your computer. Turn the player on and allow the file transfer to update to the internal memory of the MP3 player.

Oct 01, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do i delete songs?

1. connect it to your computer (through usb)
2. go to "my computer"
3. go to sansa (which should have appeared in "my computer")
4. select the songs you want to delete and click DEL (or drag them into the trash can)

hope that helps!

Jun 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Cant delete music


Connect your sansa to the computer and then explore the drive and delete . also empty the recycle bin not to occupy space from your computer storage.


Jan 23, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Help with getting old music off sansa m230

Try going to "My Computer" clicking on Sansa, opening the music folder, and deleting the songs from there.

Mar 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Cannot see m230 songs from My Computer

Check your WMP configuration, so that it will display Mp3 files

Oct 16, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do you download songs??

Read the manual
Use the install CD that came with it

Oct 11, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Unable to delete files and recover unused space

This actually sounds a lot like the problem pointed out in 'can't delete songs on sansa m230', and I'll bet it's got the same solution (you can read my full explanation there, but I'll just give the gist of it here). The Sansa has two USB settings, 'Auto Detect' and 'MSC'; for some reason songs put on it through MSC aren't visible from the computer if it connects later using 'Auto Detect', and vice-versa. As such, try switching the USB setting from one to the other and see if that helps. If it doesn't then I don't know, but my guess is that it will. ^_^;

Oct 11, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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