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Songs which I can see on MP3 but not on Windows media player

I have put in several songs which I can see on the Sansa M200 MP3 and I can play them.

But I can not see them in windows media player or in Windows explorer.

How do I delete these? If there is no way then I just want to cleanup the whole MP3 device and start from scratch, How do I do that>


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Re: Songs which I can see on MP3 but not on Windows media...

There are two ways to format an Mp3 player - one on the computer itself, and one in Windows Media Player. Both methods will end up erasing all the songs on the player, but the player will be "good as new" after that. Sometimes reformatting in this manner will override the player's native formatting and cause problems - this can be reversed in most cases by updating the player's firmware. Firmware upgrades are available from most manufacturers' websites.

WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
You can also format the player in Windows Media Player itself:
Connect your Mp3 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 "name of Mp3 player here 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Deleting unwanted songs

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.)

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Deleteing songs

You can delete them thru My Computer. Double click on the Sansa (m200), inside you will see a Music Folder. Inside is your individual tracks, separated by album names. You can add or delete all music from here. Best of Luck.

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Won't let me delete!!

You must 'release' the M200 from your computer before unplugging. With Windows, find the little icon on the bottom right of the looks like a card with an arrow over it...put mouse arrow over it and click with left mouse button...then select the drive the M200 is connected to...then viola...after dialog box pops up, unplug. Steve

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My MP3 Player will not recognize my songs.

1) Songs in wrong format
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Where are the songs??

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