Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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M230 mp3 player from SanDisk

Having a problem deleting/formatting files...

I tried every methods that are listed on your site...

everytime I delete the files and disconnect the player from pc, it rebuilds data and all the supposedly deleted files come back.

Plz help...I going insane...


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Re: m230 mp3 player from SanDisk

You must conect to the oficial page of sandisk and download a driver call itself as ¨ device recovery¨ this driver erase all the data and let the device with the factory settings
give it a try

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Some songs will not delete

Try deleting you songs using this method:
Hook up your mp3 player to your computer Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer" When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there. Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible. Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release, right click and then click on "Delete" Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want. Be careful and do not delete files needed to operate your MP3 player. Good Luck, I hope this helps Please rate me, Thank You

Jan 03, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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I cant't delete files on sandisk sansa m230

If you cant delete the files then the files inside is affected with virus. The only way is to format the device.So that virus get deleted.

Dec 11, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How to delete music from sandisk mp3 m230 player?


If you want to delete music from your mp3, there are 2 ways, but the easy ways is you just plug your mp3 in your computer, after that if your mp3 will be detected but your computer, com can see all your music, now you can delete that music or files that you want to delete. "good luck"

Hope it me helpful for you!


Jul 14, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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How do you delete songs of the sandisk mp3 player the model is m230

Windows XP puts the Sansa drive into MTP mode by default. (see: )

In order for the Sansa device to be seen as a drive letter, it needs to be in MSC mode.

OK, enough background! On your Sansa device, go to Menu | Settings | USB and select MSC. Once you exit the menu and connect the device to your Windows XP machine it should be recognized as a drive letter.

This method worked for my Sansa M240. Hope this helps!


Jun 05, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Erase everything from my Sandisk M230


Im affraid to answer this question. because i only gain' thanks for trying" but its ok.

In your case , If you want to delete all files in your sansa, maybe you can delete it by formatting your sansa disk. You can find maybe the format on the menu and select format the disk(something like that.) Or you can connect the sansa to the computer and delete all files in there. You can browse your files in the my computer and select the drive created by computer when the sansa is connected.

may this help, melnavz

Mar 06, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e200 MP3 Player

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Problem with My SanDisk Sansa m230

try formatting your device then try to put mp3 files on it. check if it works. on your my computer right click you mp3 device ( it is usually a removable storage) then select format.

Feb 21, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Can't Write/Delete/format

make sure the lock is not engaged

Oct 09, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Files on player are not listed in wmp or in windows explorer

change the settings of the player to MSC and connect the device to your computer. It will be detected as a removal disc drive. Open it and it should contain the folders in your player. IF you can only see a few folders. Click on Tools-Folder Option - Show hidden files and folders. Then you should see the folders that you have. Right click on the song and choose delete.

Aug 14, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sandisk m230

Hi big dee. Deleting songs from your M230 can be done by either browsing the player through your Windows Explorer and then selectively deleting the music file, or by formatting the player which would delete all of your music files. It's also important to know that your player has 2 modes -- MTP and MSC -- because music files saved in one mode would not be seen in the other mode, and vice versa. To switch the modes on your player, use the menu and navigate as follows: Menu > Settings > USB You would get a choice of "Autodetect" (this is for MTP) and MSC. Here's how to delete the files: Step 1: Plug in your player to your computer. Open explorer and check if your player is detected. Your player's LCD would display "USB Connected" and the mode would be indicated below that. If your player's mode is MTP: A. Look for the Sansa M230 icon on Explorer (it will be recognized as a Portable Audio Device). Double left click on it to browse the player. B. The player will have 2 sub-folders: "Data" and "Media". Double left-click on the "Media" folder and either find your music files or open the "Music" folder to find your music files If your player's mode is MSC: A. Look for the Sansa M230 icon and drive letter on Explorer (it will be recognized as a "Removable Drive". Double left click on it to browse the player. B. The player will have several sub-folders such as "Audible", "Config", "Record". You may already be able to see your music files or the player may have a "Music" sub-folder. Open that to check for your files Step 2 Once you've located your files, you may now be able to delete them. Step 3 Once you've unplugged your player, the M230's LCD will display the message "Rebuilding Library". Let that process complete, then you may turn on your player to confirm that the files have been deleted. To format your player, just right-click on the M230 icon in Explorer, then select "Format". When the Format window appears, make sure to select "FAT" as the File System type, and also make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox at the bottom of the Window remains un-checked. I hope this info helps. Enjoy your M230. :)

Apr 25, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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