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Memory is filled with some unknown stuff that I can't see

I'm using the Sansa e280 not getting much music on to the system. It shows it being full when I sync only 48 short songs on it. Im sure there is a good 7+ gigs that should be available but I'm unable to see what files are on there to be able to erase them. Would like to find out how to free up that filled memory.

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Put the na,e on the songs

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