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How do I reset or clear all my music files on my Sansa m240?

I bought this at a retail and it really didn't give me instructions on how to use it. I figured out how to download but I want to reset my music and start a whole new list and that's where I'm having a problem.

I use windows media player to sync my music. I cannot find a way to delete those old songs and replace them with new ones. The file wont pop up to delete, and everything i've tried wont work.

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Connect your M240 to your computer via the usb, go to My Computer and you should see it listed there as M240. Double click to open and delete the files you want to remove.

Or you can use windows media player .. by going to FILE, OPEN and choose the M240 (will located under My Computer).

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Synching songs to Sansa m240

YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE SYNCED RIGHT....YOU MIGHT NEED TO DRAG AND DROP YOUR FILES OR CONSIDER GETTING A SANDISK E200 OR A CX00 VERSION MP3 THEY ARE MUCH EASIER TO WORK WITH

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I reset or clear all my music files on my Sansa m240?

connect your M240 to your computer via the usb, go to My Computer and you should see it listed there as M240. Double click to open and delete the files you want to remove.

Or you can use windows media player .. by going to FILE, OPEN and choose the M240 (will located under My Computer).

As for the lock .. check on the left side of the player slide the HOLD button UP to unlock the files.

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 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..

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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In the player go to Settings->USB and set MSC. Now connect it to your computer and you'll be able to find the songs in the removable drive.

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