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Can't change anythin on Scandisk m230

Tried to load new songs and delete a few old ones. Window media shows the activity being finished, but when I unplug my MP3 player is hasn't taken any of the changes. Tried to go through explorer and the same result

How do I make changes?

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Re: can't change anythin on Scandisk m230

The songs are in the wrong format - WMP will show it as transferring, but you will not actually be able to play them - convert them to Mp3's or get the correct license for the songs

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How do i delete songs off my sansa m230 so i can add new music

Connect the Sansa to your computer using the supplied cable. Open up the operating system's explorer window. The Sansa will show as either a Sansa or a removable hard drive, depending on the USB mode. Either way, open it and you'll see a folder named "MUSIC". Open that. You can either delete entire albums or navigate into them and delete individual tracks.

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Sansa mp3 player m230...

have you tried opening the files in a music player? it sounds like you are just accessing the file folders. try opening it with windows media player or something like that.

Aug 27, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa m230 cannot see previously installed music files now that WMP11 is installed

To delete songs from your device follow the steps below
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your windows media player it will show your music when it's connected. just click the plus signs for what song you need to get rid of, right click and click delete.
To format it..on your device..go, setting and there should be a format option option there..let me know if that doenst work for you...
Hope this helps

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Jul 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Sansa M230 not seen in Explorer or Windows Media Player

We had the same problem with Windows XP. We found some help on the Sandisk web site. On the device go to the Settings menu, then USB. We changed from AutoDetect to MSC mode and everything is working again. Our computer saw all of the songs on our computer fine. Some of the old songs on the Sansa didn't show up on the detect list in Windows Media Player, but they were still on the device.

Mar 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Help with getting old music off sansa m230

Try going to "My Computer" clicking on Sansa, opening the music folder, and deleting the songs from there.

Mar 10, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Can not delete songs

If its not showing up, try changing the mode on the device.

Settings>Mode or USB>Change to the other mode.

Connect to your PC. If it shows up, format the device.

To format in My Computer>Device (m230)>Right Click and select format.

Best of Luck.

Oct 14, 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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Sansa m230 cannot see previously installed music files now that WMP11 is installed

I had the same problem on my m230. The final solution that worked for me was to disconnect then go into settings;usb and set it to MSC. Once I re-connected I could see everything.

Feb 06, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

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Can't delete songs on sansa m230

I actually had this exact same problem with my Sansa m230, and I was running from place to place just looking for an answer; I actually stumbled across it through some related searches here on this site ('reset' specifically), and I tried it out and it worked for me. The Sansa m230 has two USB interface modes, and choosing one will make your system recognize the device differently than if the other is chosen, so songs that were uploaded using the USB setting 'Auto Detect' (which tells the thing to use something called 'MTP' mode) won't be visible again when it's connected using 'MSC' mode, and vice-versa. Simply put: Unplug the little bugger, go into the USB settings, and choose whichever of the two settings isn't already selected, and plug it back in. For the future, I'm going to erase everything from one mode and put it back in through the other mode, just so this doesn't happen again. <.

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Setting up a playlist

Frist get get your curent windows media player updated to windows media player 11 from: When you have it plug in your mp3 player and go to sync. if you look on the left hand tool bar there will be a new item. it says sanoma on the bottom you click on album and a file will pop up. it says a track title. You go under that and right click there will be an option to add a new track you name it whatever you want. Then you go to my competer click on sansa click on the icon after thta and go to the old folder and copy the songs one at a time to move them into the new folder.

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