Even when I have deleted everything from all the folders through the WMP (windows media player) while syncing, when I turn on the m250, it still shows some songs. I am not able to delete these songs! All 3 folders on the m250 are empty (Music Folder, Playlists Folder and Recordings Folder).
I am hesitating to reformat it. Why would these files shows up on the m250 but not on the WMP while syncing? I deleted the Music folder but still the songs show up on the m250.
I even tried to set the m250 to MSC and then access the Sansa as a device directly from the explorer. Then it shows me two folders - Audibles and Recordings. I was able to find one song under Audibles and I deleted it. But when I turn on the m250, I see the other songs under Play Music -> Artist -> Unknown
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Re: Files not deleted from m250
Try this solution:
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. Good Luck, I hope this helps
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1. Make sure you Windows Media Player 11 (Goto Help --> About WMP --> v??)
2. If you do not have it, install it from this location: http://www.microsoft.com/mediaplayer
3. Change the Mode on Device: Go into Menu --> Settings --> USB Mode:Auto Detect/MTP/MSC
4. Select MSC and it should work. If it does not try Powercycling your device (turn it off and then turn it on).
5. Try other modes as well.
I have the same problem with my RCA it occurs every so often. What I do is delete everything on there by useing he software that came with it and then change the mode from from MTP to MSC and back that way It formats it so Windows Media player( WMP) can see that it is really empty. Then I end the sync with the WMP and start a new sync. after that all I have to do is load the songs back on. This might not work for you since you have a different MP3, but if there is orginal software that came with it use that to delete. If you dont have any orginal software then you can still try to end the sync with WMP and see if that works.
On my YP-T9 I choose format and it deletes everything. Of course, I don't use it for pictures, videos, etc. You can format it either with WMP, Samsung Media Studio, or Windows Explorer. Only takes a couple minutes -- in fact, it's a lot faster than deleting the songs via WMP Sync.
First you need to set your Sansa m250 mp3 player to MTP mode:
) Tap your menu button and select "Settings" > "USB". 2) On this screen, make sure that there is a check next to "Auto Detect" and NOT "MSC".
Note: Music that was transferred to the player in "MSC" (Mass Storage Class) mode will not be accessible once the player is put into MTP mode.
However, the music can still be accessed by switching the player back to MSC mode.
To transfer a playlist using Windows Media Player version 10:
- Make sure device is showing as an "audio device" and in MTP mode - Create a playlist by right clicking a song in the library, add to>additional playlists>new or by saving a now playing list - Select the Sync tab and click "Sync settings" - Check "Synchronize device automatically" - Set "View" to "All Playlists" - Place a check next to the playlists they want to transfer to device - Media Player should then sync those lists once you hit OK.
Once you Sync for the first time a new folder "Playlists" will appear in your m250 using Windows Explorer. Once that folder is created you can even use Windows Explorer alone to create playlists, all you have to do is right click on a song and choose create a playlist. Double click on playlist > Reference Tab, on the window you simply drag and drop your songs.
It's kind of crazy, but here's what works for me (pain in the **** too). Some of the songs, you can see in explorer IF you set the MP3 player to Autodetect. The rest of the songs you can see if you switch to MSC.
So to be able to see all of the songs, I need to switch from one to another. I suppose that if I reformat the mp3 player (after having backed up all songs). Then I can choose just one mode to upload the songs.
I'm guessing that it has to do with differences with rhapsody, windows music player from XP and windows music player from Vista. But not sure.
Go to MENU>> Settings>> USB >> and switch between 'auto detect' and MSC.
To be totally accurate, I would need the brand name and model, but.........
In general, you can connect the player to the computer with the USB cable. At that point, the player "should" show something on the screen indicating it is connected. then you most likely have 2 options.
1. Open Windows Media Player, click on the "Sync" button at the top of the WMP window, and select everything you want transferred to the player by dragging songs, albums, etc. over to the "Sync List" section at the right side of the window. Click the "Start Sync" button at the bottom of the sync List section ans sit back and watch it copy everything over. One very nice thing about this option is that WMP will show you how much of the Player drive space will be used before you ever start the copy process. You never have to worry about a "Drive Full" error.
2. Open the "My Computer" window, then double click on the player which should be listed as a removable drive. Open the "Music" folder on the player. Now open your "My Music" folder (inside the My Documents folder), and just drag all the albums, songs, etc. over to the Music folder on the player. That will copy everything you drag to the player.
I'm assuming your iPod music is in iTunes. You can point Windows Media Player to the folder on your PC that iTunes stores music in. For those songs that are ripped from your CD collection, they will appear in WMP to be synced to your Sansa. That's the easy part.
Unfortunately, your music that you purchased from the iTunes store will not. There may be an easier way to do this, but this method will work. First, burn your iTunes purchased songs to a CD, then rip them back to your PC. Set WMP to also look in the folder that you rip to for music in addition to your iTunes folder. You can identify several in WMP so once you establish the library, you won't have to switch back and forth between your iTunes library and this new library. You will then see that music in WMP to be synced as well.
Again, unfortunately, the songs from the ripped library will not have the song, artist, year, genre, etc., but you can edit this information easily. Right click on each song that doesn't have good info, and choose the "Advanced Tag Editor" option from the menu. There are several tabs that will appear in the window, and you can put in as much or as little info as you'd like. You can use your iTunes library to get this information from.
change the settings of the player to MSC and connect the device to your computer. It will be detected as a removal disc drive. Open it and it should contain the folders in your player. IF you can only see a few folders. Click on Tools-Folder Option - Show hidden files and folders. Then you should see the folders that you have. Right click on the song and choose delete.