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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

This has been posted before but I don't see new info or solutions.

After removing recording files from the Fuze via windows, the files are still apparently there when viewed from the Fuze.  Deleting the Mtable.sys file and getting the "rebuild" does not solve the problem.  Connecting in MTP mode does not solve the problem.

I am in the middle of deleting around 50 ghost files one by one.  Each takes about 2 to 3 minutes.  It is a true PITA.

Any new solutions to this bug?  Seems a "Delete all Voice Recordings" option on the Fuze would be very useful.

 

Thanks

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

Are you 'deleting' them while connected in MTP mode?

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

Tape

When I switch to MTP mode, and connect to the PC via windows, I get a dialog box that offers two options:

1.  Sync

2.  Take no action

 

I don't want to get involved with Sync to WMP, etc, so I choose Take No Action

 

And then I don't get access to the Fuze via windows.  No drive letter shows up.

So apparently I cannot switch to MTP mode and then delete files via Windows Explorer.

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

So, no,  I am deleting the files in MSC mode right now since I can't seem to gain access to Windows Explorer if the Fuze is in MTP mode.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

" And then I don't get access to the Fuze via windows. No drive letter shows up. So apparently I cannot switch to MTP mode and then delete files via Windows Explorer."

 

Right click on Start, then click on explore (or open Windows Explorer). In Windows Explorer you will see the Fuze listed as a device when the player is in in mtp mode.

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

JK

No- I can't see SANSA fuze in Windows Explorer when the device is in MTP mode.

But thanks for the reply anyway.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

"No- I can't see SANSA fuze in Windows Explorer when the device is in MTP mode."

 

Why not? do you have an old version of Windows Media Player? if you have Windows XP, do you you have SP3 installed? with Windows XP, if MTP doesn't work, and you have recent WMP, then you might need to reinstall WMP to get MTP working.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

The other option if you can't get MTP to work is to format the player using the player's menu, then reload your songs. I suggest you don't do this too often, as you don't want to add extra wear on the flash memory. The flash memory is only good for a limited number of writes(I guess this number may be somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 for each memory location?).

 

i personally would use a separate mp3 recorder for making recordings to get much better recording quality, and have better control over the recordings. The Sony PX312 for example is under $50 and has a mic jack and a micro SDHC card slot. It will record in mp3.

SanDisk Professor
Posts: 527
Registered: ‎05-05-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

JK

I don't see how what version of Windows Media Player I have would affect having Windows/ Explorer recognize the device.

On this machine I am running XP 5.2 with SP2

 

Reformatting is not going to be an acceptable solution each time I need to delete ghost files.

 

A standalone mp3 recorder may be a good thing but I like the fact that I get a recorder on my fuze and use it frequently because of that- and for its tiny size.  I'm sure a standalone FM radio would be better too- but I use the one on the Fuze frequently.  Same thing for picture viewing.

 

thanks anyway- It's a nice little device but certainly not perfect.  that's life.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,265
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Fuze fails to delete old recordings: Any new solutions?

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Blackdog - Remember you also need Windows Media Player 10 or above for MTP to work. I don't know which version you have, but XP shipped with WMP 9. This would need to be updated (at least to 10) for the MTP drivers.