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Hit format & it wiped everything from mp3 player

Can my songs, playlists, and voice recordings be restored?
I chose format to see what it would do, and didn't realize that it would wipe everything off of it. Please help.

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Once the format selection has been pressed, it is next to impossible to recover the lost files. You would have to call a data recovery expert, and the cost would probably be in the neighborhood of $300 to $600 dollars - if it is even possible. I have searched far and wide for detailed instructions on recovering such data, and the problem is that the software you need to perform such a recovery costs hundreds of dollars.

When I was a kid, I used the format command on an old IBM PCJr, and ended up erasing my favorite game. It happens to the best of us.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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1. power up your M240 player without connecting to your computer. Scroll thru the menu to the “settings” menu. Select “USB”, deselect “auto detect” then select “MSC”. (I don’t know if this step is critical, but I picked up this suggestion from another site)

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8. Repeat the steps to copy the title of your next song from the M240 folder. When copied, place your cursor immediately after the previous song title copied in the step above. Hit return Twice to create a single line space after the song title and paste in the next song title at the beginning of the line. Repeat this process til you have built your playlist.


8. After you’ve entered your last song title, it should look something like this. (Either .mp3 or .wma extensions can be used)
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And so on.mp3
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Now, within your notepad playlist document, click File/Save (noting where it was saved) and close the file. Now, find that same original playlist on your computer. Highlight it and copy / paste it onto your M240. I copied mine into a folder called “playlist” on the M240. Then I repeated the process for other playlists, giving each a unique name.


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