Question about SanDisk Sansa m230 MP3 Player
I can load new music but the problem is I cannot see the old music on my computer. I therefore cannot delete older songs. I tried resetting the device but that wouldn't work either.
I had the same problem when my subscription music service suddenly required that I upload music through Windows Media Player instead of through the service's player. I couldn't see any of the songs on the device, regardless of what I used (either player, windows explorer, or searching the device folder). First I tried web6161's advice:
web6161 posted: "I had the same problem and I fixed it (twice now) by following these steps on the MP3 player.
This allowed me to view, through windows explorer, and delete half the files on my Sansa. Then, I used StuckWSansa's advice:
StuckWSansa posted: "I had the same problem on my m230. The final solution that worked for me was to disconnect then go into settings;usb and set it to MSC. Once I re-connected I could see everything"
Then, when I went into windows explorer, the other half of the files showed up so I was able to delete them. Then I disconnected from the USB port and checked my Sansa; I had a very happy and empty MP3 player again! Reconnected, loaded my entire playlist through windows media player, and everything fits! Disconnected from USB, and now the only songs on my Sansa are the new ones from my Thanksgiving playlist! (Thanks, folks!)
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
I had the same problem and I fixed it (twice now) by following these steps on the MP3 player.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
After hours of troublshooting and doing all the recommendations of this site, the one thing that finally fixed the problem was suggested by this site was to go into your computer c drive, pull up the sandisk (because its now recognized as a plug in) and right click to properties and format should show as an option....after you format you have to go into the media player and ask it to synch, and there you go >> you should get all your storage back.. good luck
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
The sandisk m230 has a hidden folder labeled .trash because of the period in front of the file you cant see it. if you are using windows plugin and open the sandisk device and then go into folder option and tell it to view hidden files. if you are using linux then go into view and tell it to view hidden files. when you see the .trash folder go inside and delete all files that you don't want.
Posted on Feb 11, 2007
Well, SanDisk was correct. I rolled back my Windows Media Player 11 to a previous version. I went back to 9, and my player is now recognized by the computer again. It wouldn't even pick up under My Computer before. Everything is working just lovely now. I went through completely deleting all the files on my SanDisk and filling it back up again without hitting a snag.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
I tried the usb idea and changed it to MSC but it still didnt work..
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
Well, i had the same problem too. But i upgraded my windows version from 9 to 11.
The problem solved.I am able to see my files and delete them too.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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
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
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Posted on Jul 20, 2008
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