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Remaining recording time VERY short for no apparent reason

For some reason, my WS 110 is showing that I have only a little more that 2 hours left of recording time. But I'm supposed to have something like 17 hours. What is this? I've erased all the files, but I still get only 2 hours of recording time remaining.

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  • juliemariefo Feb 03, 2009

    My WS-100 used to record for over 4 hours. Now, it records less than 2. The thing is, there are no files in any of the folders. When I right-click and open 'properties', it says that half of the 70 megs are used up. Huh? Can I reformat it somehow?

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    There appear to be no files at all, yet I cannot record because there is no time remaining.

  • frannyor May 04, 2009

    There are no files in any of the folders, but I have just 7 seconds of recording time. I just changed the recording mode from stereo HQ to HQ. I could not make the terminal changes suggested in OSX; "permission denied."

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Check how many different folders you have set up. just because you erase all in one folder, there can be other folders.
Find the manual reset for reformatting the recorder.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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I had the same problem. The problem is that there are hidden files in the WS-110 flash disk. Connect the recorder to a PC, and delete the hidden files.

If using a Mac with OSX, open a terminal and type the following commands:

cd /Volumes/WS_110/
rm -rf *
rm -rf .*

Then close the terminal, and eject the drive. That will fix it.

It should be very similar from Linux - not sure how to delete hidden files from Windows, but there has to be a way, maybe you can change the folder's properties to see all files..

Good luck-
Carlos

Posted on May 04, 2009

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    earl301 Jan 25, 2012

    DANGER!!!! This is a VERY RISKY PROCEDURE. Proceed with EXTREME CAUTION!! If you don't know what you are doing, you could accidentally erase all of your data from your hard drive.
    I had this problem and I simply erased the folders while it was connected to my Mac and that did the trick. Don't use the terminal for this.

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