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Can not remove files from sansa

My songs play on the player, i cant seem to figure out how to freely move files on device. Im using wmp10 and when i sync it dosen't recognize the used space.

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Re: can not remove files from sansa

Windows Media Player is a little temperamental when it comes to music on the device.

You can manually manage the music from My Computer>Device Name (m250)>MUSIC Folder.

You can drag & drop files onto the device from here, as well as, right click and delete them.

Best of Luck.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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I have this player and it drives me crazy, too.

I don't know if this will help delete what you don't want but plug the sandisk into your computer and open to view the contents. when you see the list of folders, at the top click on tools--then folder options--then view make sure "show hidden files and folders" is checked. click ok. then if you can see the folder you want to delete, highlight it and press the delete key on your keyboard. (if you want to save it, copy it to your hard drive instead). to put on a cd this may be a roundabout way but is fairly simple. put the cd in the computer, using windows media player rip it and save songs in a folder on the hard drive. save as mp3 (or wma should work, too.) you can read on the net how to do this. once the songs are in the folder, close media play. go to the folder and the hard drive and copy it to the sandisk . you can see on your computer if it is there. unplug from the computer and hopefully you can find it and play the songs. good luck!

May 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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I want to move MP3 audio files from my hard disk to Sansa 260

You have to use Windows Media Player to transfer the songs

The instructions in these pages, which are largely links, pertain to Windows Media Player 10 and 11 only.

Windows Media Player is made by Microsoft. The general help page for Windows Media Player is:

Through this link, you can enter a variety of search terms that will help you find what you are looking for (exs.: “add files to my mp3 player”; “delete files from my mp3 player,” etc.)

Important Vocabulary:

The code word for “mp3 player” in Windows Media Player is “DEVICE” or “portable device”

The code word for adding files is “SYNC,” “syncing,” or “synchronizing”

The code word for copying files from CD is “RIP,” or “ripping”

The code word for files stored on both My Computer and my Mp3 player (when it is connected to the computer) is “LIBRARY”

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

To add files (SYNC) to your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

To delete files from your mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

My Directions:

1. Connect your mp3 player to the computer

2. Open Windows Media Player

3. Click on the icon of your Mp3 player on the left-hand side of the Library

4. Click on the Songs, Tracks, or other Music Folder

5. Find a song or songs that you want to delete

6. Left-click the song once to highlight it

7. Press the “Delete” button on your computer’s keyboard

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 10:

To copy (RIP) files from CD to Mp3 player using Windows Media Player 11:

Mar 15, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Mp3 player restarts whenever i skip a song

try using recovery mode with the sansa.fmt file and update the firmware. this will erase all your music from the device so you will have to reload all your songs but it will probably fix the issue.

Jan 07, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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Sansa m240 computer connection cuts off in MTP mode with device cannot start error message in the device manager

Uninstall all Sansa software using the add/remove programs function, and then reinstall it.

Sep 22, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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SanDisk Sansa Clip

Use Windows Media Player to transfer the songs downloaded from Limewire to your Sansa. The first time you open Windows Media Player, it will search the "My Music" folder for songs - this may take a few minutes. Mkae sure you have Windows Media Player 10 or 11. You can either move or copy the Limewire songs to the folder called "My Music," or go into Windows Media Player and change Windows Media Player's configuration so that it can read the Limewire downloads folder.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

May 26, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Cant remove songs

try opening it up in rhapsody or windows media player and delete the songs through there.:

  1. open either rhap or wmp
  2. the devices should be in a tab to the left (rhap) or on the top (wmp)
    1. for wmp, it might be in a tab in a tab
  3. click on the music "+"
  4. and from there delete the music

Apr 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

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Cant remove songs from sansa

Try enabling hidden files and folders on your PC.

SanDisk has the MUSIC folder(s) hidden by default.

Best of Luck.

Oct 23, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa E280 MP3 Player

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"formatting problem"

I had a similar problem, I could upload songs, but they wouldn't play and I couldn't delete them. turned out it was cause I didn't have WMP10 installed on my PC, had an older version. the user manual states it only works with WMP10, and after I installed it (just search for windows media player 10 on the microsoft website) I was able to use the synch function in WMP10 and all the songs are playable (I'm listening to an album as I type :D)

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Device keeps shutting off by itself and won't synch

Make sure the songs are in the right format. Napster is a real bear about disappearing songs - try another music svc.

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