Question about SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Hidden songs? i have a sandisk m240 and a few songs i added to the players i want to delete now, they show in the mp3 player but when i plug it to the usb and go to the music folder to delete, they are not showing up with the rest of the music. Ive tried to show the hidden files but that did not work either. or there any other suggestions

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  • edookati Nov 02, 2007

    I also had the same problem..please help me out

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    Same problem !!! no clue yet how to resolve !!!

  • Celtic_souL Nov 07, 2007

    Got the same problem.

    Notice that u can see the music files, only from the PC in which u put them in the start.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    same problem someone please figure it out

  • Stiglet Nov 10, 2007

    I have the same problem, I have a feeling that the hidden files might be the ones I originally put on using windows media player. The visible ones were added later with ubuntu. Media player may have done something horrible with the files? Haven't been near media player with a bargepole since so yet to confirm this, but will report back.

  • sneecie Mar 05, 2008

    I have a similar problem. There are about 10 songs that I cannot get off my player. They do not show up on the computer, in either Windows media Player or under Windows Explorer. When I add new songs to the player, they show up on it, but now they don't play; they switch back to the stuck files.



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I finally had to just delete all the files saved by going to My Computer, selecting the device, and choosing Format. It deleted all the files, but at least it cleared out th memory & I can start fresh.

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I found this, posted on another forum:

"Here is what I did to fix my friends Sansa M240 (Piece Of Junk) Firmware 3.2.8a. I followed this forum and did not get anywhere, I tried WinXp & Vista with no avail (Formatting would not solve the problem). Here was my problem:
You would turn the darn thing on and it would say that there was "Not enough room to write the Library", Yet when I connected to my PC it said there were no file on it............ Argh.........! So I took the battery out and Placed the (Piece Of Junk) on Hold so when I connected it to my computers it would be in that stupid mode they seem to want... Here is the Kicker, my PC would not fix it at all.....

I had to use a MAC 10.4, and the (Disk Utility) Application under Utilities. I formatted the Drive as (Unix) OS. Once I did that the (Piece of Junk) rebooted and created the FAT Partition and has worked ever since.... If you don't have a MAC find your nearest Apple Store and ask them if they would do this for you...

Hope this helps...."


I don't have a mac so I formatted using ubuntu and then put new files on it. It works fine now. And I'm never going near Media Player again, just as a precaution.

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Ok so im trying to delete all the music from my mp3 player ( sandisk m240) when i connect the usb to the computer and open the file it shows nothing, however when using just the device there is still 52...

Deleting Files,Pictures,Videos,Audio Books, 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 your 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.
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Dec 06, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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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:

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How do you delete songs on an m240 mp3 playerr when you cant see them

Are they visible in the m240 player? If not, are they visible when you plug it into your USB port to view them in Explorer on your computer?

Make sure you have put your m240 player in MSC mode before plugging into your computer by going to Settings>USB and clicking on MSC. Otherwise, you won't be able to view any of the m240 content on your computer.

Aug 10, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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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..

Feb 27, 2009 | SanDisk Sansa m240 MP3 Player

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Put it in MSC mode,Plug into your computer,open My Computer,(The player will show as a drive)Open up the player,open the folders and delete what you want deleted.Then when you want to add more songs,Open it the same way as above and drag and drop them.You do NOT need to use a media player to load or remove items.And Please rate this solution.

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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.)

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I had this same problem. What I ended up doing was going into My Computer into the device itself and seeing what showed up. It appears a few new songs I popped on there the day after were appearing but nothing else. I deleted all the files, unplugged it from the computer and let the library update, old songs were still playing. Plugged it back into the machine and voila they showed up.

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-Plug your mp3 player into your computer using a usb cord.

-Open My Computer and look for a folder named Sansa"something".

-Open this folder and go into the desired folder[music] where you would want to delete music.

-select a song or multiple songs and press delete.

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