01-26-2009 12:04 PM
Okay I did format on the Fuze player, and it only clears the main player, not the micro SD card. I am trying to STILL figure out why I can't delete audiobooks on the Fuze; so I figured format and start over right? Well how do you do that? I can use the Mac to do this, but I have read conflicting info about doing that.
Sansa really needs to have more info for Mac users......
01-26-2009 03:53 PM - edited 01-26-2009 03:56 PM
Warning: I'm not from Sansa, and I don't own a Mac anymore >< BUT I thought I would respond to your post since no one else has.
Try the following: Set your Fuze USB setting into MSC mode. Settings > USB > MSC mode
Then turn it off
Plug in your Fuze into the Mac USB port
Steps for Mac Platform (OS X)
Step1Place the flash drive on the desktop.
Step2Start the "Disk Utility." Click on the Ext. flash drive. If there is more than one, use caution and select the correct one. Use the "Erase" button.
Step3Select the "MS-DOS File System" in "Volume Format." (this is same as FAT32)
Step4Provide a new name for the drive. Click the "Erase" button.
Step5Perform the instructions given on the screen and finish the formatting
Message Edited by niko_sama on 01-26-2009 03:56 PM
01-26-2009 06:28 PM
Thanks for your reply. I went into Disk Utility and did erase, I did not see your reply until after I did that. I didn't see a format area, only erase. Oh well. If I still can't delete audiobooks I will try to format.
I can't believe I am the only one who has run into the problem of not being able to delete audiobooks on the Fuze. Or is that the way it is suppose to be?
01-26-2009 06:49 PM - edited 01-26-2009 06:55 PM
This is from SanDisk website, what does the NOTE: section mean? This is suppose to be for a MP3 player, not a camera I thought. I searched for the Fuze and found this anyway. It just isn't clear if you format the card in the player or not.
Answer ID 203 Last Updated 01/05/2009 03:31 PM
Email Answer Formatting using a MAC computer
Question How do I format my device using a MAC computer?
Answer WARNING: Formatting will erase all data on the device. Back up all your data before proceeding.
NOTE: When using a memory card, it is recommended to reformat the card in the camera instead of formatting it through your computer.
To format a device on your MAC OS X:
1. Double-click on Macintosh HD.
2. Click the Applications folder.
3. Click the Utilities folder.
4. Double-click Disk Utility.
5. On the left side of the window are the drives connected to the computer. Select the capacity of the drive respective to the one containing the device you wish to format then click the Erasetab.
Example: If the drive is called "NO NAME", directly above that, you should see the drive capacity of "XXXX". Select this capacity.
6. Verify Volume Format is set to MS-DOS file system, then click Erase.
Message Edited by leo3 on 01-26-2009 06:55 PM
01-27-2009 07:33 AM - edited 01-27-2009 07:46 AM
I believe, that when you connect the Fuze in MSC mode, it appears as a Flash Drive to the Mac. Erasing/formatting is the same process as any USB Flash drive. You could also put the microSDHC card into a USB adapter, or a SD adapter (if you have a SD Flash card plug in).
Your Mac see's the memory as if the Fuze wasn't involved.
You should be able to format the microSDHC card a verity of ways from the Mac, with it in an adapter, or with it in the Fuze.
The Note is specific for cameras, as the cameras format process may very between manufacturers. And formatting it from the camera menus would be the best way for the camera's application. The Fuze only allows formatting the internal memory and not the external slot (It would be nice if it allowed both).
Hope that helps.
Message Edited by niko_sama on 01-27-2009 07:46 AM
01-27-2009 11:27 AM
Thanks for responding niko_sama. Yes, it would be nice to format in the player. I thought I read the Mac leaves extra things behind when you format; it messes up the player.
I still haven't had anyone tell me if it is normal not to be able to delete on the player. Have you had this experience? I know I have it set to MSC. I don't change it. I did notice one time it did change itself! Someone else here at the forum said the same thing.
01-27-2009 11:31 AM
Look up GuyScharf. He is a user on here, and he wrote what I refer to as "The Bible" For MP3s and Macs. Im sure if you search his name you can find a like to his site. I dont know if this is covered but it may be.
Did you notice this forum has a search function? Its not impossible to figure that someone else asked your question before you did, and we have answered it(probably multiple times). Check it out! Or Check out the Knowledge Base
01-27-2009 11:33 AM
i have deleted individual mp3 files through the player. But not an entire audiobook. Sorry I can't answer that question. If you are deleting an individual mp3 file, and it still appears, then possibly there is a database corruption or other issue on the fuze. Formatting, and checking to be sure you have the latest firmware. Would be one way to start over and Illiminate any data corruption. Maybe someone else can address the Deleting of the file issue you are having.
01-27-2009 11:49 AM
in reading some information on Guyscharf.wordpress.com/mp3-on-macintosh/
a person posted this message. Could this be part of the issue you are having?
on January 26, 2009 at 9:45 am Esko
Guy, what do you think about this advice for Mac users that I found on the net? “When deleting files from the Fuze (and any other mass storage device eg a memory stick) it is necessary to empty the Trash whilst the device is still attached to the computer otherwise the deleted file stays in the device’s trashes file (invisible) and the memory used by that deleted file is still used. To make the memory available again it is important to empty that trash file by emptying the computer’s trash (which also empties the trash file for any attached device
01-27-2009 06:10 PM