Question about SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

How do I delete certain files from my Sansa?

I have frequently used the radio record feature of my Sansa e250. I synced up to the computer and edited the names of the recorded clips to be able to tell what song I was listening to. I recently went into the FM record folder on the device and found all the recorded songs and a whole bunch of random files with strange names such as " σM", " σUNAWA.y w", and " σB". When I try to delete these, a box pops up that says "Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk." I don't know what kind of files these are; there is no file extension. When I look at the properties of these files, it says that the type of file is "system file" or "file". Can somebody please help me delete these files from my Sansa?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 19 Answers

Try going to "my computer" then scroll down until you see an icon that says Sansa e250 click on that then search through both files(2 folders should come up one says data and another says media) try finding the source in here

Posted on May 06, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

5 Answers

How do I recover a recording deleted accidentally from Sansa e250


It is possible to recover your lost recordings.

First things first: DO NOT take any more recordings with the MP3 that you want to recover records from in case you may quite possibly ruin your chances of recovery.

Then Connect the MP3 to your computer as it should appear as a "Removable Drive" or put the card in a card reader attached to your PC.

Next, if you are comfortable with using a PC then you can download a data recovery utility that will recover your recordings with Wondershare Recovery Software from the following link:

Video Audio Photo Recovery (if you are running Windows OS)
Mac Data Recovery (from MacUpdate site)

Do NOT try & write anything back to your MP3 until you can recover your recordings safely!

May 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Deleting Files


Set the player USB mode to MTP then connect to PC, go to the player from My Computer then select the files to delete. After deleting files disconect player from computer to restart and reload files, Once player has reloaded it can be reconnected to computer to sync new files.

http://www.sansaworld.com/
http://www.sansaworldmp3.com/

Apr 04, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

How do I delete single songs from a sandisk sansa e250 without deleting all songs on the mp3 player?


If you have a computer or know a friend with one then you can connect to a computer. If you are using the Windows operating system open Windows Media Player. In the library you should see your MP3 player and can click on it and it will show all of your music that you can edit any way you want.
If you are using a USB connection you canjust click on the Sync tab and the edit your music.

Mar 08, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

3 Answers

How do I UNDELETE a voice recording I deleted on my sansa e250?


sorry. but i'm pretty sure you can't undelete something. Be careful about what you delete next time

Feb 26, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

How do you create a playlist?


Solution 1 In the Sansa drive in Windows Explorer select the songs that you want in the playlist. Right click and create playlist. You can do minimal playlist editing through the playlist file properties. Drag files to the references tab to add files.
There is a free playlist creator which creates playlists for each folder on the sansa player with one click. it is written in .NET and does not alter the music files (http://www.infosys.tuwien.ac.at/staff/cp/playlist_creator.zip).
There is also one written in Python that should work on both linux and Windows (http://people.ifm.liu.se/yohell/make_playlists.py).

Solution 2 Try Musicmatch Jukebox or MediaMonkey. Both of those should be able to create a music library using only files from the device. Then sort them by artist and album, and delete them from the library, deleting the files as well. Transfer new files to the device as files (MSC USB mode on the player), not by syncing. You can create a new music library on the fly if you've made extensive changes. It doesn't take much time. Playlists should not contain drive letters or folder names, so edit them in Notepad, unless you have an app that makes them on the fly (suggestions?).
You can keep your main database in MediaMonkey, and open the Sansa device (see the plus and click on it). You'll be able to delete files from there. But if you double click on a song on the Sansa device, the wrong song will play. Dunno why, but that's what happens on my computer. But deleting files works.

Solution 3 Rename all your tracks so artist (look for batch renaming feature in your software. Add example of freeware editor?), album and song name is in the file name. That won't be visible in the player, but can aid administration if you use the player in MSC mode.

Solution 4 A how-to for using Windows Media Player and syncing to make playlists can be found here.
added by thatsRich 04-08-06 - I was having trouble sorting on my Sansa m250 using drag and drop with basic file management for mp3s. After seeing this article, I tried Windows Media Player (version 10) and found that perfect for the job. Since you can drag mis-sorted files in the left pane, they "sync" in proper order.

Jan 20, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Cannot delete the songs on mp3


I do mine through Windows Media Player
1)Plug in Sansa
2)Open up Windows Media Player and wait for the Sansa e250 icon to show up under the library. First time, might say 'What device is this' or 'Autoplay'-for autoplay,you click 'sync media files to Sansa e250 using WIndows Media Player'
3)When library shows, click 'Sync' if it is not already there.
4)Just simply click and drag the songs you want from the computer library to the list pane on the side.
5)Once your done, click 'Sart sync'

TO DELETE
1)Plug in
2)Wait for the icon under Library in WIndows Media Player
3)Go to Songs under Sansa e250
4)Right click desired songs and choose Delete. You only want to delete from Sansa e250-nothing else

~loli~

Dec 23, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

1 Answer

Cannot get my computer to recognize my sansa e260 player


hey download real media player...itz easy to use and it ll show up ur sansa player and u can edit the song name list in it ..try out.. there u can just rite click and delete the songs in the real media itself...the song 'll shoe up in the libraray

Aug 17, 2008 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

2 Answers

Deleting songs


you need to sync your mp3 player and the right click on the songs/artists/ablums you want to delete and then click the option delete. it worked for me

Dec 21, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

3 Answers

Deleting files from Sansa e250


The only way I know to delete music files or voice or FM recordings, is straight from the User's manual on the CD: 1. Set the e250 to MSC mode. 2. Plug it in to your computer with the USB connector. 3. Open the Sansa e250 drive in My Computer and browse to the MUSIC folder (or RECORD folder)and delete the files there. (That's where you also add music files, by dragging from other explorer windows.) To delete (or add) photo and video files, you have to use the Media Converter, which you install from the disk that came with the e250.

Feb 18, 2007 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

3 Answers

Can i use limewire?


yeah you need to copy and paste them on the mp3.

Dec 27, 2006 | SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
SanDisk Sansa e250 MP3 Player Logo

55 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top SanDisk MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96467 Answers

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a SanDisk MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...