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Unformatting How do you unformat a Sansa m240? I accidently formatted mine and now any thing I put up there takes like 2 hours to complete. Also it won't name it right. I makes everything unknown.

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YOU CAN'T UNFORMAT, BUT YOU CAN REFORMAT DIRECTLY FROM THE PLAYER

To format the player directly, follow these steps:
1. Press the Home button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Select Settings from the Main Menu.
3. Select System Settings.
4. Scroll down to Format and select it.
5. Select Yes to start formatting.

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To format the player directly, follow these steps:
1. Press the Home button to return to the Main Menu.
2. Select Settings from the Main Menu.
3. Select System Settings.
4. Scroll down to Format and select it.
5. Select Yes to start formatting.

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