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Can't delete songs on sansa m230

When i went to go delete a song i looked for the song on windows media player and could not find it to delete test if there was somethig wrong with my mp3 player i deleted all my songs off it but those songs are still there! if you can find out whats wrong please contact me. thanks, andy

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  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    i do not know how to delete the songs off of my sansa. is there a program to do this?

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    i can't delete songs

  • renthead101 Jan 16, 2008

    i cant seem to delete songs that i have already downloaded on there and i want them off how do i do it

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    I go to my computer>click on my device>and folders pop up like the configuration stuff but no song folders! Please help

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2008

    I dont know how to reset my mp3

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    I have a sansa 2-GB(the pink little rectangle one, doesn't say what it is just Sandisk Sansa), it shows the songs and yet all songs have been deleted to hear. It also says synchronize to your music subscription. I do have an account to Rhapsody To Go and it wont recognize the mp3 player.
    Thank you

  • jsn5499 Mar 02, 2008

    i had opened the folder to where the player is connected (usb). I tried to delete everything in the window. All of it disappeared from the window, but all of my old music is still stuck on this thing. I can't seem to empty the memory and start fresh.

  • Lilly4life Mar 03, 2008

    i cant delete it and i got it from a friend so i dont noe how 2 use it

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    i can't delete recordings from my mp3 player

  • AFRO QUEEN Mar 19, 2008

    CANNOT delete anything it shows I have nothing on the device

  • armymon Mar 24, 2008

    i open the file and thereis only play lists recordings and config. and there all blank

    how do i format my device

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    Yes, every time i try to delete my songs off it only takes a few off and not all of them. I have tried almost everything and it still wont get them all off. I was wondering if you could help.

  • Xx_JustMe_xX Jun 09, 2008

    it doesnt have a 'song delete' button on it and it doesn't let me delete songs either and when the thing is hooked up to the computer nothing pops up saying you can delete songs

    my sansa 230 is filled up with songs that dont interest me anymore and i dont know how to delete them

    What do I do?

  • Anonymous Jun 13, 2008

    I can't figure out how to delete my songs i dont want to make room for new songs. I just need to know how to delete the songs.

  • bumblebree Jun 19, 2008

    i have songs on my mp3 and they were on my pc, but after my pc was upgraded, the songs i put on before the upgrade will not show up when i plug the mp3 in to my pc. so the only songs i can remove are the ones that were put on after the upgrade. how can i delete the old songs from the player?

  • minibeattie Jun 23, 2008

    I let my friend barrow it and he uploaded some music. He gave it back and didnt delete the songs. Now i dont have enough room for my songs. What should i do?

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    cant delete songs

  • ysh91725 Jul 29, 2008

    i got the mp3 from a friend. im trying to delete songs but i cant

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    I was fine with my mp3 when I first uploaded it onto my computer but then my computer had to be fixed. Now when I plug in my mp3 it says there is no music on it to be deleted but it also says there is over 375MB in use. If I unplug my mp3 the music is still there but it won't allow me to put on anything new while that much MB is taken up. How do I fix this problem?


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I actually had this exact same problem with my Sansa m230, and I was running from place to place just looking for an answer; I actually stumbled across it through some related searches here on this site ('reset' specifically), and I tried it out and it worked for me. The Sansa m230 has two USB interface modes, and choosing one will make your system recognize the device differently than if the other is chosen, so songs that were uploaded using the USB setting 'Auto Detect' (which tells the thing to use something called 'MTP' mode) won't be visible again when it's connected using 'MSC' mode, and vice-versa. Simply put: Unplug the little bugger, go into the USB settings, and choose whichever of the two settings isn't already selected, and plug it back in. For the future, I'm going to erase everything from one mode and put it back in through the other mode, just so this doesn't happen again. <.

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I have the fix for this:
if you are using an older unregistered copy of WINDOWS, then your problem is that you need to have a newer copy of WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER operating on your system. If you have recently reformatted and lost your newer version of WM Player , then you have lost the drivers necessary to read your SANDISK player and your OS will not show the older MP3 files on your mp3 player in Windows Explorer . You need to download and install a newer version of WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER because it contains the newer drivers that your SANDISK requires.

Posted on Nov 06, 2007



I downloaded all the software but i can find how do download songs off a cd..any help?

Posted on Dec 17, 2007


You need to have an Mp3 player like VLC media player installed in XP or whatever your OS is. A lot of people who reformat lose their VLC media player and then only files in WMP format show up in their WIN XP explorer program.
Once you have VLC reinstalled, the old MP3's icons will reappear .

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Take the battery out of the mp3 player and then plug it into
the usb device it should then show the songs in windows media

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How do i delete songs?

1. connect it to your computer (through usb)
2. go to "my computer"
3. go to sansa (which should have appeared in "my computer")
4. select the songs you want to delete and click DEL (or drag them into the trash can)

hope that helps!

Cant delete music


Connect your sansa to the computer and then explore the drive and delete . also empty the recycle bin not to occupy space from your computer storage.



To free space on it all you have to do is delete a few songs.

To delete songs:
Plug it into your computer, launch Windows Media Player and click the "Sync" tab. A list of songs in the player will appear in folders on the right side of the screen. Expand the folder if you need to, then right-click on each song you want to remove from the player and click "Remove From Device". Hope this helps you

Sansa mp3 player m230...

have you tried opening the files in a music player? it sounds like you are just accessing the file folders. try opening it with windows media player or something like that.

Where are my songs?

Your USB settings are wrong. In the menu, select MSC, not auto detect. xlthim

SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player

Use Windows Media Player to do the deletions.

How to delete music

Use Windows Media Player to delete

Won't delete songs

You should be able to modify and delete playlists/songs by connecting the player to your computer and accessing the files by going into my computer and selecting the player drive.

Sansa m230 delete specific song from the player

Your SanDisk Sansa does not allow you to delete files from within the player.
Instead I recommend that you follow the steps below to delete the music
You have to make sure that the device is on MSC mode...then make sure your device is plug in to the computer1.gif..Then go to programs - accesories - windows explorer, find the SanDisk in my computer, go to media, music1.gif and delete them from there.
Either under sync panel in your windows media1.gif 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.
Hope this helps

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you can go to Windows media player to format the device...that will delete every single songs you have in that device...when you go to Windows media player click on the sync tab then your device should be listed on the right side under devices...then right click on it and you can format it...if you have any questions you can contact me at [email protected]
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