How to Delete Songs From a Philips GoGear

by Kefa Olang

Deleting songs from your Philips GoGear MP3 media player frees up disk space for newer songs, and can also help if you have damaged or corrupt audio files that interfere with music playback. Connect the media player to a computer, then delete songs using one of two quick methods.

Using Windows Explorer

Step 1

Connect your Philips GoGear to the computer using a USB cable. Some GoGear models have a direct USB connection that does not require a separate USB cable.

Step 2

Click the "Start" button, then click "Computer" to launch Windows Explorer. Double-click your MP3 player's hard drive icon to open the device's disk window with a list of the songs on your player.

Step 3

Right-click the songs you want to remove and click "Delete" from the context menu to remove them from your media player.

Step 4

Close the GoGear's disk window. Right-click the media player's disk icon in Windows Explorer and click "Eject." Disconnect the USB cable.

Using Windows Media Player

Step 1

Connect your Philips GoGear to the computer using a USB cable. Some GoGear models have a direct USB connection that does not require a separate USB cable.

Step 2

Click the "Start" button, select "All Programs" and click "Windows Media Player" to launch the media player. If the player was already open, click the "Switch to Library" button if it's in the Now Playing mode.

Step 3

Locate your GoGear in the left pane, click the arrow next to it and choose the "Music" option from the drop-down menu that opens to view the songs on your player.

Step 4

Press and hold the "Shift" key while clicking songs to select multiple adjacent items. Press and hold the "Ctrl" key while clicking songs to select multiple non-adjacent items. Right-click the selected songs and click "Delete."

About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.