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Sansa m240 not formatting

I followed the directions and plugged mp3 player in, windows media player, right clicked and format was not highlighted-it would not allow me to format the device- what do I do now?

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Go to samsung.com go to support and email them

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I have lots of music files that I want to delete, but they are hidden?


formatting will solve your problem....follow the given procedure....

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.

Comments: - 1. Connect the player to the PC using the USB cable. 2. Open Windows Media Player. 3. Go to the Sync or Devices tab and delete all content from the player. 4. Go to the Tools menu and select Options. 5. Select the Devices tab, highlight the ILO or Siren player and click on Properties. 6. Uncheck the box "Create Folder Hierarchy on Device" Good Luck ..... dont forget to rate me......

Apr 06, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How do you delete songs off of a sandisk sansa m240 music player


In My computer right click on the mp3 player and select format..then it will delete all songs..

Feb 27, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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MP3 files are getting copied into sansa m240, but is not playing.


To format the player directly, follow these steps:
1. Press the Home button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Select Settings from the Main Menu.
3. Select System Settings.
4. Scroll down to Format and select it.
5. Select Yes to start formatting.

Sep 16, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Unformatting


yOU CAN'T UNFORMAT, BUT YOU CAN REFORMAT DIRECTLY FROM THE PLAYER

To format the player directly, follow these steps:
1. Press the Home button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Select Settings from the Main Menu.
3. Select System Settings.
4. Scroll down to Format and select it.
5. Select Yes to start formatting.

Aug 31, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Half full, no files on device


Reformat the player and try again. You can look at the tips and Tricks in my profile to find out how to format an mp3 player.
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

Jun 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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PROBLEME OF MEMORY.


My Sandisk Sansa m240 lost all the songs and then I could not delete them. I was able to laod up new songs, but there was no spare memory. I was able to fix this issue by re-formating.

Using windows explorer right click on the "Sandisk sansa M240" and click "format".

Now working OK.

Feb 20, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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How can I format my Sansa m240 using Windows Media Player?


First, plug in your device. Close the prompting window asking what you would like to do.

Next (assuming you are on Microsoft Windows), go to Start>My Computer.

Scroll down until you see your device displayed as Sansa m240.

Double click on the icon.

Next, right click on the icon that comes up and choose Format...
It will give you a warning saying that it will delete all data (Which shouldn't matter, since you have apparently already deleted all your music files.) and settings.

Click OK. It should begin to format the device.

It should say "Format Complete" or something to that degree when the formatting process is complete.

(This I cannot seem to get to work on MY computer, but it should work for yours.

By the way, how did you manage to delete your songs without formatting? I need to do this!)

Thanks, and Good Luck!

Nov 14, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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I am not able to format my Sansa m240 mp3 player. In the windows explorer, I do not see the Sansa m240 - instead I see MTP device. I do not see the format optiion when I right click on the MTP device item...


The below was copyed from an earlier post of mine. Over a period of time your info can get corrupt from transering music back and forth. To format plug it in to usb. Go to my computer It shows up as a removably disc, usually drive f: Right click on drive f: (or the approriate drive) and click format. Let me know what happens, you will have reload the player, also try bypassing the software you are using to tranfer, by opening up drive f: and clicking and dragging your music into it , or you can copy and paste it into drive f: L8R

Sep 17, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Not enough memory space for music db


Your M240 may have encountered a corruption in its Music Database, and may be corrected by formatting and updating the firmware. Try this: Manually switch the player to MSC mode and format through "Disk Management". Here are the steps: Step 1: Locate the "Hold" switch on the side of the M240 and enable it (you should see an "orange-colored" surface when it's enabled) Step 2: Plug the M240 to your computer (recommended Operating System is Windows XP and above) and check Windows Explorer if the player is detected as a "Removable Drive" Step 3: Open "Disk Management" by right-clicking on the "My Computer" icon, then selecting "Manage" Step 4: Your "Disk Management" window should be divided into 2 panes. On the left pane, click on "Disk Management" Step 5: On the upper right pane of "Disk Management", you should find the drive letter corresponding to your Sansa M240. The lower section also contains the drive # pertaining to your M240. Right-click on either drive letters pertaining to the M240 and select "Format". Follow the on-screen prompts. Make sure that the "Quick Format" checkbox remains un-checked. Step 6: In general, Disk Management is more the effective tool for formatting your M240 and assuming the format processing completed without any errors, proceed to updating the firmware of your player. Step 7: Use this link to download the Sansa Firmware updater: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1376 Save this file to your Desktop and run it while your M240 is still plugged in to your PC. Follow the on-screen prompts. Step 8: "Safely remove" your M240 from your PC and -- with a fresh battery -- power on your player. It should boot up normally. I hope this works. The M240 is a great player

Apr 24, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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