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Undeletable video file

First of all I tried the master reset
now I put the first 4 ep. of dexter on my sansa right and as I'm watching them all is fine untill halfway through ep. 2, the converter had split each episode into two parts and the second half of ep 2 didnt work insted it left my screen blank for 7 min the sansa could not respond to anything I did wouldent even turn off untill finaly turning back on . I plaugged it into my computer and took a look at the vid file and all but the first ep where replaced with strange read only files with wird named like yya but with ~~ over some you know real wird stuff anyway i deleted all but three which cantbe deleted so i try the master resetand there still there and still undeletable, also these files somehow incresed in size from the original vid files beacuse i only got 2099.9 MB out of 3800.9 MB available and the rest of the sansas now empty. oh its a e 260. i hope all the detail i included will help you find a solution.

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Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
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Download the Sansa Recovery Tool from the Sansa website.
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa player to the computer and open Windows Media Player. Click on the Sync tab. Pull down the drop down menu underneath the Sync tab by moving your cursor over the Sync tab and left clicking on the little black arrow underneath the Sync tab. Highlight "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
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http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/driverList.asp
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Delete An "undeletable" File!


<p><b><u><span>Delete An "undeletable" File</SPAN></U></B><br> <p><b><span> </SPAN></B><br> <p><span>Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Close all open programs.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE</SPAN><br> <p><span>Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Leave Task Manager open.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.</SPAN><br> <p><span>At the command prompt type DEL &lt;filename&gt; where &lt;filename&gt; is the file you wish to delete.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Close Task Manager.</SPAN><br> <p><span>Or you can try this</SPAN><br> <p><span>Open Notepad.exe</SPAN><br> <p><span>Click File&gt;Save As..&gt;</SPAN><br> <p><span>locate the folder where ur undeletable file is</SPAN><br> <p><span>Choose 'All files' from the file type box</SPAN><br> <p><span>click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box</SPAN><br> <p><span>put a " at the start and end of the filename</SPAN><br> <p><span>(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)</SPAN><br> <p><span>click save,</SPAN><br> <p><span>It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal</SPAN><br> <p><span>Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.</SPAN><br> <p><span>1. Start</SPAN><br> <p><span>2. Run</SPAN><br> <p><span>3. Type: command</SPAN><br> <p><span>4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)</SPAN><br> <p><span>5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1</SPAN><br> <p><span>6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.</SPAN><br> <p><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Tahoma','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 10pt

on Dec 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Delete An undeletable File



Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.


Or you can try this

Open Notepad.exe

Click File>Save As..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

Choose 'All files' from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box

put a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal


Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:progra~1kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

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Step3: Add Video or audio files to Convert.Click "Add File" button to load your videos from your computer. Select the video files you want to convert. Also you may preview your video by clicking the left play button.

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Delete an "undeletable" File.

Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.

Or you can try this:
Open Notepad.exe
Click File>Save As..> locate the folder where your undeletable file is Choose 'All files' from the type box
Click once on the file you wanna delete so it's name appears in the 'filename' box.

put a "at the start and end of the filename (the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file to is will overwrite it)

click save,

It should as you to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and you can delete it as normal.

Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

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Sep 02, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

Tip

Delete an undeletable File


Open a command Prompt window and leave it open.
close all open programs.
click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR. EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer. exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the command Prompt window and change to the
directory the AVI ( or other undeletable file) is located
in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename>
is the file you wish to delete
Go back to Task Manager. click File, New Task and enter
EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
close Task Manager.

or you can try this

Open NOtepad.exe

click File>Save as..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

choose "All files" from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears
in the "filename" box

pur a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable
file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal

Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces.
Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt,jpg,avi,etc... And if the file name has spaces ypu would use the specific folder throgh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure the type in the correct extension.

on Jan 31, 2010 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Delete An "undeletable" File



Open a Command Prompt window and leave it open.
Close all open programs.
Click Start, Run and enter TASKMGR.EXE
Go to the Processes tab and End Process on Explorer.exe.
Leave Task Manager open.
Go back to the Command Prompt window and change to the directory the AVI (or other undeletable file) is located in.
At the command prompt type DEL <filename> where <filename> is the file you wish to delete.
Go back to Task Manager, click File, New Task and enter EXPLORER.EXE to restart the GUI shell.
Close Task Manager.


Or you can try this

Open Notepad.exe

Click File>Save As..>

locate the folder where ur undeletable file is

Choose 'All files' from the file type box

click once on the file u wanna delete so its name appears in the 'filename' box

put a " at the start and end of the filename
(the filename should have the extension of the undeletable file so it will overwrite it)

click save,

It should ask u to overwrite the existing file, choose yes and u can delete it as normal


Here's a manual way of doing it. I'll take this off once you put into your first post zain.

1. Start
2. Run
3. Type: command
4. To move into a directory type: cd c:\*** (The stars stand for your folder)
5. If you cannot access the folder because it has spaces for example Program Files or Kazaa Lite folder you have to do the following. instead of typing in the full folder name only take the first 6 letters then put a ~ and then 1 without spaces. Example: cd c:\progra~1\kazaal~1
6. Once your in the folder the non-deletable file it in type in dir - a list will come up with everything inside.
7. Now to delete the file type in del ***.bmp, txt, jpg, avi, etc... And if the file name has spaces you would use the special 1st 6 letters followed by a ~ and a 1 rule. Example: if your file name was bad file.bmp you would type once in the specific folder thorugh command, del badfil~1.bmp and your file should be gone. Make sure to type in the correct extension.

on Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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