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Files , I want to delete are invisible.. when searching device files...

Hi, I try and view all the mp3s on my Sandisk M250 and , .. As I view all files that are supposedly on the device , I have about 463 files and many are multiples downloads..of the same songs!! The ones that , I want to REMOVE are invisible.. should , I try accessing it through , Internet explorer.. and my computer? I'd greatly a[ppreciate any suggestions you may have... Thank You, Rebecca Duarte"

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It's kind of crazy, but here's what works for me (pain in the **** too). Some of the songs, you can see in explorer IF you set the MP3 player to Autodetect. The rest of the songs you can see if you switch to MSC.

So to be able to see all of the songs, I need to switch from one to another. I suppose that if I reformat the mp3 player (after having backed up all songs). Then I can choose just one mode to upload the songs.

I'm guessing that it has to do with differences with rhapsody, windows music player from XP and windows music player from Vista. But not sure.

Go to MENU>> Settings>> USB >> and switch between 'auto detect' and MSC.

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I have the same problem, and the proposed solution doesn't work. To clarify, there can be audio files on the device that are invisible to Widows Explorer and WMP (I am using XP), although they are still there when you use the player. These are visible in plaintext in the file MTABLE.SYS but if you edit it with, say, Notepad, the device rebuilds the MTABLE.SYS file with all the files you would like to delete. If you check the properties of the MUSIC folder only the visible files show up, and deleting that folder along with RECORD and AUDIBLE does no good whatsoever. Probably related is the fact that in WMP the Sync view "Sansa m250" device reports sucessful "Sync Results" but "Artist","Album","Songs", etc all declare "there are no files on this device" even when you've just synced non-invisible (deletable) files to the device. Apparently the device has a proprietary file system and is faking, unsucessfully, its responses to the applicable system calls. Or somesuch screwup.

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There is support on the Sandisk site when needing files to download.
See the overview for the m200 series:
http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4487#m200

When the player says there are no files after a transfer,
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Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
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Hi drruss,

I made the research for your convenience. Please try the link below;

http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/File/pdf/retail/Sansa_ug_Eng_m200.pdf

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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.


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- Make sure device is showing as an "audio device" and in MTP mode
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- Place a check next to the playlists they want to transfer to device
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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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