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Folder all appear empty but remaining time indicates files

All of the folders indicate 0/0 but the remaining time indicates that files exist. The remaining time counter reads the same as what it did before the folder indicators went to 0/0. I had 2 files in one folder that took up about 2 hours 18 minutes. The remaining time indicator shows 36 minutes 27 seconds left. Is there any way to recover these files?

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  • sfick126 Feb 05, 2008

    Not really sure about the circumstances. It was playing back and I picked it up - i must have pushed the "record" button and it went to insert. I pushed stop and it said "wait" then went off. When I turned it back on the folders were empty. The baffling part is that the files must be there in memory somewhere for it to show such a low amount of time left to record. Yes, it is in standard play so there should be somewhere around 3 hours of record time left with all the folders empty.

  • sfick126 Feb 05, 2008

    I don't think the RP5010 had any kind of port to connect to a computer.

  • sfick126 Feb 05, 2008

    I don't think the RP5010 has any kind of port for connecting to a computer.

  • sfick126 Feb 05, 2008

    I don't think the RP5010 has any kind of port to connect to a computer.

  • sfick126 Feb 06, 2008

    Thanks to all for your suggestions. I too suspect that my recording is lost. The unfortunate side effect to that is that the memory capacity of the voice recorder has been severely curtailed. Instead of 3 hours of memory I now have 36 minutes. Not a major problem but it is an inconvenience. Thanks again.


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Am not an expert in the device you have but suggest you A) query the company...they have a website but support for this but I gave up after waiting for the support site .... to load for two hours B) If the folder is empty you are more than likely out of luck. These devices are not full blown computers. Another long shot is to contact a service just might get lucky and find someone who can give you advice over the phone. (I assume you have googled the internet to death).

Also you didn't mention any circumstance that caused them to disappear. If I guess and assume the voice recorder is using solid state memory you could have a memory problem or have inadvertently erased memory. Static electricity can do this. Hope this at least points you in the right direction. Tango.

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  • Stephen Jones Feb 05, 2008

    Finally go thru to the RCA site....could find nothing under support but below is the manual link for your device. It's a PDF file.*&brands=RCA%2cGE%2cPROSCAN%2cRECOTON%2cSPIKEMASTER%2cAR%2cJENSEN%2cAMBICO%2cADVENT%2cUNBRANDED&doctypes=IB&categories=ACCESSORIES%2cAUDIO%2cCOMMUNICATION%2cDTVS%2cDVD%2cMULTIMEDIA%2cCOLOR_TV%2cVIDEO&firstdocnum=1

  • Stephen Jones Feb 06, 2008

    The only thing I can think of is to try recording a bit more...then playback...but I think your recording is gone. The manual I referenced might give you a hint as well....slim chance but give it a go.


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Do the files show up when you connect player to the computer?

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    Damen Wong Feb 06, 2008

    Try power cycling the unit. Turn it off and remove it's batteries for a few hours then insert and turn on again.


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I believe best solution is connecting the computer and retrieve the files completely. So you can search the files when its on your HDD. Files might be located at the main directory. that will be concluded after transfer done. please post if you need further assistance.

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To recover files conect it to the computer.

go to my computer look for the files you want to save place it to drive c: and make a folder for that files.

reset your recorder. after transfering the files to the computer.

still has the problem.

reformat the recorder.

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