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Anonymous Posted on Dec 31, 2006

Can't get rid of songs/artist/album

I deleted the song file from Windows Media 11 and the songs, artist and Album is still showing up on my player. I tried to see if any of the songs were there and when I chose "play all", my sansa froze. Individually, the songs are no longer there. any suggestions on how to get rid of the names on my sansa?

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2006

    ^also, the song file was deleted when I sync'd and accessed the player from "my computer". the titles are still showing.

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