My friend gave me his sansa m240 cuz he got an ipod. but here's the problem. i can put songs on it w/out having any software but i can't delete the songs he put on it before he gave it to me i open it up on my computer and it only shows me the songs i put on it do i need to get any software for it or is there some way to delete it without using a computer or some other way to delete the old songs
need to know how to download music to mp3 player
If the songs you know are on the player (you see and can play them) don't show up on the list of songs in Windows Media Player , the only way I could find to delete them was for 'format' the player. This wipes out all the files. You can then reload the songs you want.
This happened on my Sansa M240. Songs were on the player but wouldn't show up in the list of Windows media player.
To reformat, open 'My Computer' and right click on the Sansa M240 and select format. Leave it at FAT rather than FAT32.
It cleaned everything off and I had a fresh start to load songs.
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Re: can't delete songs
Go to Windows Media Player under the Sync tab, over on the far left should be the name of the player, click on it and find the name of the song by album title, artist, or whatever, click on the title and click delete and you should be able to delete any song you like without deleting them all
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sir, as there will be a usb cable given along with the device, you should just connect that tothe computer. a window will open showing the already containing songs.you can just right click on the selected songs in that window and select the delete option.the songs will be deleted.
The Sansa M200 series devices do not allow deletion of downloaded content directly from the device. You must connect he device to PC/Mac via USB to delete downloaded content. You will also need to use media software such as Windows Media Player, Rhapsody, iTunes, etc.. to see all of the music content on the player to be able to delete the songs you don't want. (i.e. just viewing the device in Windows Explorer might not show everything that is on he player.)
To format the player directly, follow these steps:
1. Press the Home button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Select Settings from the Main Menu.
3. Select System Settings.
4. Scroll down to Format and select it.
5. Select Yes to start formatting.
heres what you can do;
once plugged into computer, click on "my computer" icon.
Find the sandisk sansa product, and look through all the music files,
once found the files, delete any of the files as you wish
if that dosent work, im afriad that your going have to delete everything and start fresh again.
You need to connect it to a PC then it should show up as a removable storage device.
You may then delete or copy tracks to is like any disk drive.
If you are unsure how to do this then please comment.
Hope this helps, plese rate my answer as better than thanks for trying.
The sansa has two USB modes. If you load tracks in one mode you have to be in the same mode to see them in explorer and also be able to delete them. Took me ages to figure this out. From the main menu, go to Settings then select USB and toggle between "MSC" and "Auto Detect". You should then be able to see the hidden tracks. I have firmware 2.2.5A installed so you might want to check that too.
I now only use the Sansa in MSC mode as it seems to crash Winamp if I use it in Autodetect.