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Deleted Files still in memory.

I deleted a folder containing a CDs worth of tracks, but it still appears on the play menu, and the tracks still play. How can I clear these data and reclaim the space?

Is there a way to fully clear the storage.

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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 under..menu, setting and there should be a format option option there..let me know if that doenst work for you...
Hope this helps

P.S.Please rate accordingly...
Thank You
Computerrep

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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