I just had songs on my sansa e280.
So i had saved my songs to my computer becuase i was about to format it.
So i had formated it and while it was formating i had clicked cancel.
So i unpluged my sansa from my computer and a message poped up saying "Not enough space for music db,please free 6mb"
so my computer doesnt reconize my sansa,i cant put songs on it or videos..
ITS LIKE TOTALLT RUINED
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They are probably corrupt files. You will never be able to delete these unless you format your device, which unfortunately will delete all of your songs.
To format: Connect it to you computer, go to my computer, right click on Sansa and click on format. Once the format process has started don't interupt it. You will have to re-load all of your songs back on to the player, but at least your corrupt files will be deleted.
you can try fomatting it.to do so plug it and open my computer.go to the drive of the mp3 and right click it.in the sub menu click format(to foramt it you have to be administrator)(also be sure backup all of your music,videos,pictures,and anything that you want to save.)if you put your songs back on and the problem happens again then format it again and go through the songs and delete the duplicates that you find
The Sansa player will only recognize certain file formats. The songs with a Red X are not eligible to be transferred to your player, because their DRM license does not allow transfer to certain (or any) mp3 players.
It is best to use songs that are in mp3 format only. They will give you fewer headaches.
I experienced a similar problem caused by corrupt files saved on the internal memory of my e280. (I could not delete/remove the files) I had to format the internal drive of the e280 and re-copy the files back on to the unit. Works great now. When formatting the device use the command from windows. (ie right click on the internal memory icon and select format)
Note: Formatting will remove/delete all the files (eg music,photos..) from the e280 so make sure that you have backups.
"Refresh database" is a normal message that you will get everytime you unplug the Sansa from the computer - don't worry about that aspect.
If the songs that you have transferred have DRM encryption on them, they may not play right (or at all) on the Sansa.
If you have Windows Media Player 11, I would get the firmware update from the Sansa website AND format the Sansa inside Windows Media Player:
for the firmware,
for the format, http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything and get your player functioning normally.
format the player in MSC/Rhapsody mode. Then restransfer the songs back to the player.This is usuall cause by a bad file in the player, If you are unable to get to the menus of the player. Perform recovery mode on the player and create a sansa.fmt on the player then let if format the device.
The song could have drm encryption or it could be in the wrong format.
Go ahead and do this, in case the DB is corrupted:
Format - Erases Everything: Connect your Sansa 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 "Sansa 1GB" (wording may vary slightly), and then select "Format." - this should erase everything.
Firmware Upgrade- Erases Everything: Get the latest firmware upgrade from Sansa - it updates the firmware and erases every song in the player all at once. Note: this method doesn't work if already have the latest firmware. Go to this website and click "Firmware Updater" to find out: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/DriverDownloads.aspx
You dragged & dropped files in recovery mode?
Recovery mode is only for re-installing the firmware or formatting the device if it is unresponsive.
If you are wanting to drag and drop files onto the device, the music needs to be put into the Music folder on the device.
If you do not see the Music folder, you will need to enable hidden files and folders on your PC.
Best of Luck.
p.s. - you can add to this question this doesnt work.