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Re: Recover data from music drive
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Re: Recover data from music drive
apologies if this message finds you long after posting this problem ,
but I am currently working through a backlog of problems that never got
answered and hopefully this info can still be of use if not now possibly
Please download Disc Digger HERE.
This is a free tool you can use that works very well and there is no
installation required, just run the program once you downloaded it.
you have connected the memory disk / hdd to the computer , run the program.
the program , select the dig deep option for accidentally deleted files
or dig deeper for a formatted drive. Then select the disk you want to do
the recovery on and run the program.
The data will be displayed
and you can recover it from there. This will only work if the card has
not been used since the data was lost. Save the files to a location
on the computer hard drive and not back to the disk it is recovering from as this will
overwrite the other pictures that still needs to be recovered.
Some of the properties of the files may become lost in the recovery but the pictures should be fine.
You will also only be able to recover certain file types using this method.
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Before connecting the Player to the Computer, Format the Player using the Format utility in the Walkman and then install the Windows Media Player version 11 Software in the Computer. The Format option in the Player is at the INITIALIZE option in the SETTINGS Menu of the Player.
You can also transfer the music to the Player without using the Windows Media Player 11 Software. You can drag and drop the music files to the Removable Drive which appear at the My Computer or Computer window depending upon the Operating System installed. This walkman Player is not compatible with the Windows 7 OS.
Media Manager for Walkman
Windows Media Player 11
Content transfer version 1.2
Content transfer version 1.3
Note: Carefully read the overview/features and instructions. Some players require firmware upgrading before installing
the content transfer software !
No drivers are required to connect the Walkman to a Computer. Please make sure that the USB ports to which the Walkman is being connected is properly functioning. Next, press and hold the Reset button on the Walkman for 30 seconds.
Then, connect the Walkman to the Computer and check if it's being recognized. If not then open Device Manager window then check if there is any exclamation mark visible under any category specifially under "portable devices" or "Disk drives" category. If there is any exclamation mark visible beside any devices under any category, please right click on it and click Uninstall. After uninstalling all the devices with exclamation mark, please restart the Computer. After restarting the Computer with the Walkman should be recognized by the Computer.
Please follow the steps given below to open device manager:
Please press the Windows logo on the Keyboard and then press the "R" key while holding down the Windows logo key to open the Run dialog box. Then, please type "devmgmt.msc" in the Run dialog box and click OK to open the Device Manager window.
Performing all the above steps should make the Walkman work with the Computer.
Here is the info from Sony:
Is it possible to drag and drop music from the Apple® iTunes® software to the portable player using the Content Transfer Application?
Yes, if you have iTunes software installed, you can transfer music and playlists from iTunes software to the Walkman® player by dragging and then dropping the files to the Content Transfer application.
The Content Transfer application supports data transfer from iTunes software 7.6 or 7.7 to the Walkman player.
The Content Transfer application supports data transfer from iTunes software 8.0. However, for playlist transfer from iTunes software 8.0 to the Walkman player, make sure you are using the latest version of the Content Transfer application. The latest version can be downloaded from the Sony Support Web Site at http://esupport.sony.com
Digital Rights Management (DRM) copyright-protected files are not supported. iTunes music files may be able to be upgraded to iTunes Plus music files, which do not contain DRM.
Do not disconnect the USB connection during data transfer.
If there is insufficient free space on the portable player, the data cannot be transferred.
The Content Transfer application is included with most newer Walkman Video players. It also is available for additional models in the NWZ-A, NWZ-E, and NWZ-S series. Some models may require an update to be compatible. Additional model-specific information can be found in the Drivers & Software section of the Sony Support Web Site at http://esupport.sony.com.