Question about SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Can't delete songs

My friend gave me his sansa m240 cuz he got an ipod. but here's the problem. i can put songs on it w/out having any software but i can't delete the songs he put on it before he gave it to me i open it up on my computer and it only shows me the songs i put on it do i need to get any software for it or is there some way to delete it without using a computer or some other way to delete the old songs

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  • PISTOLPETER Dec 01, 2007


  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    cant remove songs

  • Izzy1366 Feb 10, 2008

    i got it from a freind

  • Bren09 Feb 12, 2008

    i don't know how to remove songs i don't want

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    I cant delete my songs and i tried going to my computer and it says i have no songs but on my mp3 i do

  • babyboo12291 Mar 26, 2008

    i have mi broz old m240 b/c he got a blackberry. it let me delete the songs i added but not the ones he did. what do i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008


  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    As for me I had added songs to my sanza mp3 player last year with no problems but my pc crashed recently and I had to restore my system. Now I can still add some songs to the mp3 player but I cannot erase the old songs from it.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    i want to delete the old songs and add new ones

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    I don't know how to delete songs, I need the manual. Thank you

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    cant delete songs need to change my usb connection but my screen is broken

  • cat in the h May 10, 2008

    I used to use win explorer to drag and drop songs onto my sansa m240. My new computer will not recognize the songs that are in it and I can't get them out. The old computer is dead and buryed. I have tried win media player and my computer and explorer, none of them know that there are songs in the player. Can I reformat this player and load original software (where would I get it?), because I can't think of any other fixes.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    I have songs on my device that do not so up when I open with windows. Why is this? And also how do I remove selected songs from my device?

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    i got the same problem

  • jkrick1838 Aug 01, 2008

    can't delete songs

  • paulsents Aug 02, 2008

    ScanDisk Sansa m240 reads no files:

    This player when switched on reads u have no space u need to free atleast 8mb, and it also reads no files found. I can't format it, i cant either see or read the files on it. when i open it on the computer the window is blank but when u check the properties 800mb are in use. so what is the problem.


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  • Anonymous Oct 09, 2008

    can,t delete songs

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    the exac same for me, except about the friend stuff.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    i read and tried all these solutions but none of them seem to work no matter what i try

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    it sucks

  • spaceghost80 Mar 20, 2009

    my friend gave me a sanza m240 mp3 player. he downloaded a bunch of songs for me from his computer since i did not have one at the time. i cannot delete them or find them for that matter. help me obi wan your my only hope

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    i can not delete the song to change songs



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The sansa has two USB modes. If you load tracks in one mode you have to be in the same mode to see them in explorer and also be able to delete them. Took me ages to figure this out. From the main menu, go to Settings then select USB and toggle between "MSC" and "Auto Detect". You should then be able to see the hidden tracks. I have firmware 2.2.5A installed so you might want to check that too.

I now only use the Sansa in MSC mode as it seems to crash Winamp if I use it in Autodetect.

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I can't delete songs from the snadisk model m240

Posted on Oct 09, 2008



1. Go to my computer
2. Right click on sansa
3. Click on format
4. Then there you go all the files are deleted

Posted on Dec 01, 2007


Go to realplayer and select the type of media player you have. Then click "view" and it should upload all of your songs. then click the songs you want to delete by pushing the delete button.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007


The songs that you put in it only show up because they are from your computer. That means that if you want to delete your friends songs you have to use his computer to delete his songs. Instructions: Plug in your Sandisk m240 to your friends computer and then go to the start menu and go to 'my computer' when you open up my computer an icon saying 'Sandisk m240'will be there and then when you open that up songs will appear then you may delete your friends songs

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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Go to to get the software

Posted on May 14, 2007


All u have 2 do is go 2 "my computer" and click on the sansa disk option and click on the only option u see there, and then click on music and delete how much u want

Posted on May 14, 2007


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You deffinetly need to download the software, thats the only way ur gonna get that stuff off... Good luck!

Posted on May 02, 2007

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heres what you can do;
once plugged into computer, click on "my computer" icon.
Find the sandisk sansa product, and look through all the music files,
once found the files, delete any of the files as you wish

if that dosent work, im afriad that your going have to delete everything and start fresh again.

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