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File is damaged error message

I am getting this error message when I hit record...nothing seems to work to get rid of it so machine is useless...does anyone know what this means and how to stop it from happening?...it is a new machine and not heavily used!

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  • haventaclue8 Feb 21, 2008

    Ive got the same recorder..and the same problem! =( there are 5 folders to save recordings into, they are all empty but 3 are saying 'file damaged' when i try to record (other 2 work fine). please help...ive borrowed it and have to return it soon!

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SIMPLE RENAME ON THE PC THE FOLDERS TO THEIR ORIGINAL NAMES "FOLDER01""FOLDER05" etc.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

Haventaclue8

thanks..you are certainly more helpful than Sony which took the thing to their lab 3 weeks ago and havent heard from them since....the people at the Sony store never heard of this kind of message so were no help at all...

.....I did rename the file it when I saved it on my computer but I then deleted all files from the recorder to get that space back...so there are no files on the recorder to recognize....I just pressed record to record another message and got this error message...file is damaged...

are there instructions to reset/reformat the recorder somewhere?....for a $300 machine, it whoudl be more reliable and accessible than this....

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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Hiya HKL1, incase you've still got the problem with your recorder i thought i'd post a solution. I think you may have renamed the folders after saving your data onto your computer, i dont know how i did it but i did! so the recorder isnt recognising the folders as the ones they started with so you have to format/reset the recorder. good luck =)

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

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