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Deleting files! I have a Sansa m200 seires mp3 player (m240 to be exact), and I can't delete my songs off of it. I have Windows XP, and use Windows Media Player 11 if you need to know that. I have deleted songs before but now I am stuck. When I open Media Player with my mp3 player plugged in, it pops up right, and to the left it registers that I have it pluged in and have so much space left. But in the center where it is suppose to list the songs you have on your mp3 player, it says there are no songs on it. I've clicked every possible thing that I can, and I have used advice given to others but nothing seems to work. I don't know what to do, I'm at my wits end. Someone please help!!

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  • Rach Wad Jun 21, 2007

    I have tried this, but it comes up blank, like I have no songs on my mp3 player. I open the file "Audible" and it is empty. Is there anything else I can do, or is my mp3 player completely messed up?

  • Rach Wad Jun 21, 2007

    Sorry! A setting on my mp3 player was wrong. It's all fixed now, so thanks for your help!

  • jandn96 Feb 25, 2008

    I have a Sansa m200 seires mp3 player , and I can't delete my songs off of it. When I click on "my computer ",then the device, then music file,it only shows 6 of the 26 songs that are on the player.



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You know, you can right click on your sansa player in your my computer list and click format. you dont have to change the format at all! all you have to do is click 'start' and 'yes' when it tells you it will get rid of all your data.

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When you plug in the mp3 player via usb, it should show as a removable drive, probably showing as an 'E' or 'F' drive. You will be able to double click it to view all your mp3's, it's also an easy way to add your files in this way, just copy the songs from wherever you have them saved, then paste them into your mp3 player.

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  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2007

    sorry the removable drive (your MP3 player) will show in my computer.



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How to delete songs that are not showing


Try switching USB mode of the player, to see the hidden files.
See next help link:

Look in the manual for the m200 series players on page 31 under USB, how to select Auto Dectect (MTP or MSC) or only MSC :
MTP is Media Transfer Protocol, seeing the player as a media device.
MSC is Mass Storage Class, seeing the player as a removable disk.

All support for the m200 series players, on next page:

I got a problem with my mp3


Transfers onto the m240 can be done in 2 USB connection modes:
MTP mode: Media Transfer Protocol using software, e.g. Windows Media Player 10 or higher.
MSC mode: Mass Storage Class using Windows Explorer, looking in "My Computer" viewing the player as a removable disk.

Typically, songs put onto the player in MSC mode can not be viewed in MTP mode and the other way around.

Switching to MSC mode in the player's menu:
Look in the player under Settings Menus > USB > select MSC for using the "copy and paste" or "drag and drop" method for transfers in "My Computer".
When Auto Detect is selected, it depends on the configuration of the computer, what setup for priority has been installed.

Forcing the player into MSC mode:
1. Turn device OFF.
2. Facing the hold switch slide it to the right so an orange color would show putting the device on Hold.
3. Connect the device to the PC.

Information for the USB connection mode and how to make hidden files in XP and Vista visible, on the support site:

Manual for the m200 series players (readable with Adobe Reader):

Need more help ? Don't hesitate to add a comment.

How do I delete existing songs?


Deleting songs can only be done through a connection to a computer.

See the manual for the m200 series player on page 13 + 14 (= 12 + 13) how to delete:

Need more help ? Just post a comment.

How do i delete music from player

Deleting Files,Pictures,etc from MP3 Player
Hook up your mp3 player to your computer
Go to your desktop and double left click on "My Computer"
When it opens you will see listing that says "Devices with Removal Storage" your mp3 player should be listed there.
Right click on your mp3 player, and a window will open, right click on "Open" and now your files/songs should be visible.
Hold the left click down and drag it across all the files/songs that you do not want this will highlight the files/songs you do not want, release, right click and then click on "Delete"
Now you mp3 player should be clear of the files/songs you do not want.
Be careful and do not delete files needed to operate your MP3 player.
Good Luck,
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How do you erase songs you downloaded?

1. Turn on and connect your Sandisk MP3 player to the computer using the USB connection cable.
2. Select "Open folder/device to view files" when prompted by Windows Explorer. You can also look for the Sandisk MP3 player under "My Computer."
3. Navigate to the folder on your device where your songs are stored.
4. Select the files (songs) you want to delete and press the "Delete" key.
5. Exit from the window, then disconnect the USB cable from the Sansa MP3 player. The player will automatically turn off. The memory will update the first time you turn the player on
after deleting songs.

Deleting songs

In the player go to Settings->USB and set MSC. Now connect it to your computer and you'll be able to find the songs in the removable drive.

How do you delete songs off of a sandisk sansa m240 music player

In My computer right click on the mp3 player and select format..then it will delete all songs..

Deleting unwanted songs

The Sansa M200 series devices do not allow deletion of downloaded content directly from the device. You must connect he device to PC/Mac via USB to delete downloaded content. You will also need to use media software such as Windows Media Player, Rhapsody, iTunes, etc.. to see all of the music content on the player to be able to delete the songs you don't want. (i.e. just viewing the device in Windows Explorer might not show everything that is on he player.)


Deleting Songs

Use my computer. Bring up the mp3 player, go to the song list then left click on songs, (or highlight group) right click and delete.

Can't delete songs

Go to Windows Media Player under the Sync tab, over on the far left should be the name of the player, click on it and find the name of the song by album title, artist, or whatever, click on the title and click delete and you should be able to delete any song you like without deleting them all
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