I just bought a Clip Sport from Best Buy brand new. I updated the firmware, then went about deleting all of the music and podcast files that were preloaded on it. In Podcasts I encountered a folder and a file that I cannot delete: the folder is “… !. 0” and the file is “EARTHS~1.P3.”
When I try to delete the folder Windows Explorer asks if I really want to delete it, I say yes, then nothing happens. When I try to delete the file I get the “file name too long or invalid” error. I cannot rename it without getting the same error and I cannot delete it. I tried to delete it using the firmware (by selecting the file on the Clip, hitting the “Options” button and deleting the track), but it can’t play the file because “File format not supported!”
I have 2 questions:
How do I get rid of these things?
Why would SanDisk instal unsupported, undeletable stuff on their products?