Whilst manually removing some older MP3's from the player my daughter 'accidentally' deleted the two device files! I've searched the 'net to no avail, if someone could tell me how to restore them, i'd be VERY grateful...
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The files are not deleted from the device but moved to the recycle bin. To completely remove the files from the MP3 player, use the following procedure:
1. Open Windows Explorer by double clicking the My Computer icon on your desktop.
2. Click on the Tools menu and select Folder Options.
3. Select the Tab View and check to select the Show hidden Files and Folders option.
4. Navigate to the device. A folder called recycle bin is available. Completely remove this folder from the device.Once the recycle bin folder is removed, the files are completely removed from the device and the free space is available.
RECUVARecuva (pronounced"recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that havebeen accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied fromthe Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted byuser error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bringback files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes andviruses!
Put the memory card into an USB card reader or USB MP3 device and plug it into the USB port in your computer, then run the Recuva program.
Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
Can be run from a USB thumb drive
Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jazz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
Restores files from external ZIP drives, Firewire and USB Hard drives
Mp3 players and other multimedia play devices, once you format the device, you have to re download the device drivers for it from the manufacturers website, and follow any instructions they might have.
If you have only deleted the music (not) formatted it, you can just put the same music back onto it by finding where the music files are on your computer and sending them to your device. This is a very easy process and nothing is lost as long as you have saved the music files onto your computer.
Most people save their music files onto the music file folders or in the C: drive of their PC. If you have a media player: Windows Media player, they might be on there.
There are two ways to delete files on your Sansa player. You can delete them from the player directly or using a PC.
METHOD 1 - Delete files directly on the device 1. In playback mode, press the Submenu button. 2. Select Delete.
METHOD 2 - Delete files using a PC 1. Connect your device to the PC. 2. Select Open device to view files using Windows Explorer on initial connection. 3. Locate the folder where your files are stored. 4. Click to select the files you want deleted and delete the files. NOTE: If songs still exist after deleting, you may need to switch USB modes from MTP to MSC or vice versa. Seeanswer ID 447 for more details.
To delete files using your computer, 1. connect your sansa to the computer, 2.select open device to view files using windows explorer on inital contact, 3.select the place you want music deleted from, 4.highlight and delete the music files or folder (if your lucky),from My Computer/Sansa e270/Internal Memory/ Music folder!
you can also manually delete files from the device if this does'nt work..........
try connecting in MSC mode of the USB settings - then using windows or mac or linux to delete files. In MSC mode the player should be recognised as a bog standard usb storage device. The files are have the hidden attribute set, so you must enable show all files in Windows or you won't see the Music directory they are in.