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I downloaded files from recorder, then deleted files on recorder. When I went to record a new recording, the screen had a lock icon and said "can't input" or something like that. So i deleted all folders off recorder. Now it's saying "Can't Make System file. connect to PC and delete unnecessary files." But everything is deleted... help? thanks, julia

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SOURCE: Can't use my voice recorder anymore

try to connect the recorder to the PC and with the Olympus DSS Player Version 7 change the folders name to default

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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format the recorder through the recorder menu. but they are system files that will not be deleted. they are used by the recorder.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Need to recover deleted file from recorder

Unfortunately this recorder model is designed with flash memory and once the files are erased they are gone. There are some companies that do specialize in flash memory recovery (Olympus is not one of them). You can go to google and search for flash memory recovery specialists. However this is a very costly process as it involves sending the device to these companies for them to do the recovery process.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Sony ICD-UX70/UX80 digital recorder...memory full problem

I solved the problem by connecting my Sony IC Recorder to the USB port on my McBook Pro computer and then emptying the trash can on the Mac computer. Visually (flashing red indicator light) and audibly (the recorder's sound that indicates something being erased), it was clear that mp3 files were finally, really being erased on the Sony recorder even though the recorder's own screen display had previously shown only empty folders and no files. Dragging files to the trash can doesn't really erase them unless you also empty the trash. All dragging to the trash can does is somehow mark the files in a way that, unfortunately, makes them invisible to Sony's file detection system.

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Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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How can i recover deleated files


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You may check out this memory card recovery tutorial also

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Install a VN recorder on VISTA
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1. Make sure the device has been uninstalled in device manager
2. Make sure the old version of digital wave player is uninstalled.
{Delete Temp files in Internet Explorer --Tools--Internet Options --Delete Files-- Delete offline content--OK}
3. Install digital wave player (The newest Version).
http://www.olympusamerica.com/files/DigitalWavePlayer.zip
4. Install the 2.1.4 vista update
http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/software_results.asp?id=1291&os=w
5. Restart the computer.
6. Plug in the VN recorder to the USB port and turn the recorder on.
"Found new hardware" will appear,
7. install automatically.
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If you will see "Other devices" listed in Device manager with "digital voice recorder" underneath it.
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