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Can't view any files on SanDisk Sansa M250 player with Windows 7

I recently got a new computer running Windows 7. Since then, I can't edit, change, delete, or even view any files on my SanDisk Sansa M250 player! (Which I had put on the player when I was using Windows XP). It shows that the player is almost full (which it is), but it does not show any files, so I can't delete or add anything to the player! I checked to see if there is a specific driver for Windows 7 that I am missing, but everything I can find just says that it is already compatible, though obviously it's not!

Help! Thanks!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Error message: Not enough space for music DB. Please free 4MB.

Hi I have just bought a Sandisk Sansa M250, we loaded som music on it and it lasted 2 hours, then it the message came "Not enough space for music DB please free 8 MB". I couldnt even go in to the menu. I contakted Sandisk.com and 24 hours after they came up with an answer. If it's currently frozen, hold down the power button for 20 seconds in order to soft reset it. Let's try to format the player (THIS WILL ERASE ALL FILES FROM THE PLAYER). Plug it into your computer, then open My Computer, right-click the drive associated with the player, and choose Format. It may give you a choice of file system, if so, choose FAT (it may only let you choose FAT32, which is fine). Now click on Start and it should format the player. If not already done, please also update the firmware from this link: http://www.sandisk.com/Retail/Default.aspx?CatID=1368 The 20 seconds on the power button didnt work, but the formation did. Hope this helps. //Cadmann Please bear with my english

Posted on Sep 06, 2006

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SOURCE: Sansa M250 Freezes Upon Power UP

No solution. I'm sending mine back to Amazon for refund hopefully. 3.5 hours after opening the package it froze for me. It's now been 4 hours since I opened it. It has been frozen for at least 10 minutes since the last time I tried to turn it on. I tried reinserting battery, leaving battery out for a few minutes, plugging into USB when off, then when on. Nothing works. It starts "initializing" then goes to SANSA screen with V4.0.44A at top and m250 2.0GB at bottom. That is where it is still now more than 12 minutes later. How can I upgrade firmware if it is frozen? Read reviews on AMAZON, it is common. I have purchased electronics for over ten years. This is my first lemon. And I had an eMachine PC in 1999. And IT worked. I didn't short it or anything (the SANSA). It just stopped working suddenly.

Posted on Jan 23, 2007

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SOURCE: deleting files that were already on my sansa c140...

reformat the player it will clear it all up

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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SOURCE: sansa - sandisk m250 troubleshooting

Try doing a hard reset on a Sansa m250:

  1. Turn off the Sansa. Just pull the battery out for a second and then reinstall the battery without pushing any further buttons.
  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
  3. Open the Sansa file as if it were a drive, then go to the "MUSIC Specific storage" file.
  4. Right click the "MUSIC Specific storage" file, and press "Format."
This should hard reset the Sansa m250. This solution has worked for me.

I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: drivers of sandisk sansa c250

Just follow the link below..Select your model number from the list
http://www.sandisk.com/DriverDownload/index.asp
Please rate accordingly
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Computerrep

Posted on Mar 24, 2008

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I had a similar problem.
This is how I fixed Sansa m250 2GB
I have Windows XP, so if you have a different version of Windows you might have to do something else.
Connect the player to your computer.
From My Computer open the drive that says SANSA M250
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My audio folder was missing, so I had to do this.
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Hi Richards147,

Have you tried importing the file from your PC to the Sansa m250 directly rather than from iTunes?


You can also try converting your mp4 files from iTunes into mp3.
You will need to re-import your original files into mp3 format. You will need to change also your import settings to Mp3 encoder on iTunes. You can find this by choosing from the Menu bar of iTunes "Edit--->Preferences--->General---->Import Settings--->Import using : Mp3 encoder.

Regards.

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First you need to set your Sansa m250 mp3 player to MTP mode:

) Tap your menu button and select "Settings" > "USB".
2) On this screen, make sure that there is a check next to "Auto Detect" and NOT "MSC".

Note: Music that was transferred to the player in "MSC" (Mass Storage Class) mode will not be accessible once the player is put into MTP mode.

However, the music can still be accessed by switching the player back to MSC mode.


To transfer a playlist using Windows Media Player version 10:

- Make sure device is showing as an "audio device" and in MTP mode
- Create a playlist by right clicking a song in the library, add to>additional playlists>new or by saving a now playing list
- Select the Sync tab and click "Sync settings"
- Check "Synchronize device automatically"
- Set "View" to "All Playlists"
- Place a check next to the playlists they want to transfer to device
- Media Player should then sync those lists once you hit OK.
Once you Sync for the first time a new folder "Playlists" will appear in your m250 using Windows Explorer. Once that folder is created you can even use Windows Explorer alone to create playlists, all you have to do is right click on a song and choose create a playlist. Double click on playlist > Reference Tab, on the window you simply drag and drop your songs.

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  1. Turn off the Sansa. Just pull the battery out for a second and then reinstalling the battery without pushing any further buttons.
  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer4.gif, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
  3. Open the Sansa file as if it were a drive, then go to the "MUSIC4.gif Specific storage" file.
  4. Right click the "MUSIC Specific storage" file, and press "Format."
This should hard reset the Sansa m250. This solution has worked for me.
I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.

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Sansa - sandisk m250 troubleshooting


Try doing a hard reset on a Sansa m250:

  1. Turn off the Sansa. Just pull the battery out for a second and then reinstall the battery without pushing any further buttons.
  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
  3. Open the Sansa file as if it were a drive, then go to the "MUSIC Specific storage" file.
  4. Right click the "MUSIC Specific storage" file, and press "Format."
This should hard reset the Sansa m250. This solution has worked for me.

I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.

Dec 20, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa m250 MP3 Player

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Try doing a hard reset on a Sansa m250:

  1. Turn off the Sansa. Just pull the battery out for a second and then reinstall the battery without pushing any further buttons.
  2. Plug the Sansa into a computer, and open "My Documents" in the computer.
  3. Open the Sansa file as if it were a drive, then go to the "MUSIC Specific storage" file.
  4. Right click the "MUSIC Specific storage" file, and press "Format."
This should hard reset the Sansa m250. This solution has worked for me.

I do not know if this will work on other Sansa m200 type .mp3 players.

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Use Windows Media Player to do this, not winamp

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