I bought a cheap .mp3 player from a guy, you know how it goes... Anyway, I tried to delete the .mp3 files from the player through the Windows folder. I kept getting an error - something about Explorer.exe and running chkdsk. So open a command-prompt, tried
del d:\*.mp3 - nothing, tried
chkdsk d:\ /f - still nothing.
Yes, the player was recognized as d:.
I was able to view the 'files' in the command-prompt, just not nuke them.
All of the files have a 0 size, and they all have multiple instances.
I'm afraid of simply wiping the drive (even if I thought I could) because it appears to be an older player and am not sure if I could find the firmware to reformat it.
Cheap, yes, but money, still. And this looks like a fun project.