songs that cannot be seen on computer


my problem is with songs that had been downloaded a while ago and now cannot be seen on computer, therefore cannot be deleted. What should I do ?

Note: I cannot delete them directly on sansa clip because I cannot see anything on it - my leds are burned - I only see the songs that I downloaded recently

It could be a USB connection mode issue. 

When your player is connected to your computer under USB MSC mode (set under the player’s settings/USB Mode), your computer only sees the files that had been transferred to the player when the player was connected under MSC mode.  Likewise as to MTP mode.  Regardless, all the files show up and are playable on your player, under whatever USB mode setting.

A good reason why some people prefer to set the USB Mode on their player to either MSC or MTP:  on the Auto setting, the player tries to connect under MTP mode but then will fall back to MSC mode if the MTP connection does not work; the result being, you may have a mix of MSC and MTP mode transferred files on your player, making some of them not visible on your computer without switching to the other USB mode. 

And so, the solution here:  switch the player’s USB mode to the other mode and see if the songs now appear on your computer.

Since your screen isn’t working, it’ll be tricky to be able to navigate around the different menus on the player.  The only other way to get rid of songs in a different usb mode is to format your player through the computer, which will delete everything so hopefully, you have those songs on the player already backed up.

What player do you have and what memory size is it?  If it’s a 2GB one, you format as FAT.  Anything over, format as FAT32.  And do not use the quick format.