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Just installed my RR-US360 Voice Studio 2.0 into my new Dell inspiron 1525 with MS Vista Home Professional platform. Installation went fine, however when I attempted to upload a recording onto my lap top I get message from all drives that the drive is "media write protect" and it will not upload the recording. Any fixes available that will make my recorder compatable with Dell/Vista ?? Thanks in advance for your help. John

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I to had this problem with legacy versions to present - good news there is a way
first create a share on your machine or network
grant the user full permissions to it
map a network drive to that share (local or network)
edit the Alias.dat file - C:\prog..\Panasonic\Voice Editing\Alias.dat and replace the xxxxx_x with your new mapped drive letter

Now import the following HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry entries
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Panasonic\Voice Studio]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Panasonic\Voice Studio\Profile]
"Sound Drive"="XXXXX_X\\"
"PVC SaveFolder"="XXXXX_X\\Save_Audio_As\\PVC_Files\\Saved\\SD_VOICE"
"Import PVC Filename"="XXXXX_X\\Save_Audio_As\\PVC_Files\\Saved\\PVC_Mail_File1.pvc"
"PVC Filename"="PVC_Mail_File1"

Also note that you may need to create all the folders stated above that follow the mapped drive letter path.

Now open the voice software and add the virtual drive mapping to the menu that will populate each panels drop down box - if this option if not done so already

This method has worked for all panasonic voice editing pro 1 and 2 and Voice studio 2.x with all permission account types

The reason this happens is because of the permissions on the local machine - if you are not admin you cannot use it - however lately even admin accounts are producing the same issue - the above workaround works for secured stdrd permission accounts and admin accounts (some Profile access pending)

Known inconveniences for this method are as follows:
when openning and converting device recorded media to the PC, you need to use the bottom pane to access the share for PVS 2.x and the top pane for PVE Pro 2

hope this helps
Im still trying to resolve this in a more simple fashion

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

  • Derrick Anderson
    Derrick Anderson Jun 03, 2009


    The reason it happens is because the permissions security on the hardrive is not permitted for that type of device access - some legacy security machines may be ok with admin privelages but not these recent ones.

    Also, it may take some tweaking pending the flavor of panasonic editor or studio software you are using - contact me if you need more details


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My Panasonic RR-US360 software is not compatable with MS VISTA.
So the problem can't be solved until either Panasonic or MS comes up with a fix.
Thanks for your help anyway.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009


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