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Hi! Please help me... I accidentaly erased the files from my digital voice recorder WS-200S and know I can only see a message: no format... i can't use it :( HELP!

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Refer to your users manual to reformat the handheld....if you have lost the manual go to www.olympusamerica.com

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Can't erase on my olympus WS-100


Do you plug into your computer? If so, you can erase from there.
Does your recorder have a "format" setting? That will erase entire contents.

May 26, 2015 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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It says "Memory Full" but


If you are sure you have erased all files in all folders then it would not do any harm to run FORMAT from the menu.

This may well clear your "Memory Full" message and get your device working again.

Hope this helps.

Sep 10, 2011 | Olympus WS-110 Digital Voice Recorder

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How can I format? I lost the intenal files


Hello Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder
Press and hold ERASE button for 3 seconds or longer.
The ERASE indicator will flashes
Press the ERASE button again.
Done blinks for two seconds and the deletion will be complete
Note AN erased file cannot be restored.
During this process don’t remove batteries. Otherwise data may be damage.
The recorder should be formatted using only by using the internal FORMAT function found in the recorder's Menu. Formatting using the computer may corrupt system files needed to run the recorder, so computer formatting is not recommended

Apr 23, 2010 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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Instructions required for Olympus WS-200S voice recorder


http://olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_manuals.asp?id=1322

Here is the link to the Olympus website where you can download a copy of the user manual

May 18, 2009 | Olympus WS-200S

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Files deleted from Olympus WS-200S - Can i get them back???


Unfortunately this recorder model is designed with flash memory and once the files are erased they are gone. There are some companies that do specialize in flash memory recovery (Olympus is not one of them). You can go to google and search for flash memory recovery specialists. However this is a very costly process as it involves sending the device to these companies for them to do the recovery process.

Mar 25, 2009 | Olympus WS-200S

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I don't know how to get to the usb port


the recorder comes apart by turning off and with one thumb on Olympus logo and the other thumb at opposite end, pull apart, exposing the usb port

check out the manual
http://olympusamerica.com/files/WS100200Sman.pdf

Feb 15, 2009 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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How do i REALLY erase on my olympus ws-300m?


Suggestion is to format the device to remove all unwanted data permanently.

1 While the recorder is stopped, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens
2 Press the + or – button to chooseSubmenu and then + button to “Format”.
3 Press the OK button. The “Cancel” indicator flashes.
4 Press the + button to choose “Start”.
5 Press the OK button. After the “Data Will Be Cleared” message is on for two seconds, “Cancel” will turn on.
6 Press the + button again to choose “Start”.
7 Press the OK button. Formatting begins and an indicator flashes
on the display.
“Format Done” displays when formatting ends

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Erasing


I had the same problem. I downloaded the instruction pamphlet at http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/vtrek/download/manual/ws/man_ws100_ws200s.pdf and reformatted the recorder. It seems to work fine now.

Formatting the Recorder (FORMAT)
If you format the recorder, all function settings will return to their defaults.
All files stored in the recorder will be deleted.
If you have important files that you want to save, connect the recorder to a computer and
transfer those files from the recorder to the computer before formatting the device.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press the FF or REW button to choose “FORMAT”.
3 When the PLAY button is pressed, “nO” is displayed.
4 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
After “ARE yOU SURE” is displayed, “nO” will be displayed.
5 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
“DONE” displays when formatting ends.
s It may take up to several tens of seconds to finish the initialization. Do not remove the battery or detach
the battery compartment from the recorder during that time. Otherwise data may be damaged.
s Never format the recorder from a PC.
s When the recorder is formatted, all the stored data, including locked files, are erased.

Sep 20, 2008 | Olympus WS-200S

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Ws 200s deleted files but still full


I had the same problem. I downloaded the instruction pamphlet at http://www.olympus.co.jp/en/support/imsg/vtrek/download/manual/ws/man_ws100_ws200s.pdf and reformatted the recorder. It seems to work fine now.

Formatting the Recorder (FORMAT)
If you format the recorder, all function settings will return to their defaults.
All files stored in the recorder will be deleted.
If you have important files that you want to save, connect the recorder to a computer and
transfer those files from the recorder to the computer before formatting the device.
1 Press the MENU button.
2 Press the FF or REW button to choose “FORMAT”.
3 When the PLAY button is pressed, “nO” is displayed.
4 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
After “ARE yOU SURE” is displayed, “nO” will be displayed.
5 Press FF or REW to select “yES”, and press the
PLAY button.
“DONE” displays when formatting ends.
s It may take up to several tens of seconds to finish the initialization. Do not remove the battery or detach
the battery compartment from the recorder during that time. Otherwise data may be damaged.
s Never format the recorder from a PC.
s When the recorder is formatted, all the stored data, including locked files, are erased.

Mar 20, 2008 | Olympus WS-200S

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Erasing Files


when you copy the files to your computer the files are still in the ws-100, you have to erase them in the ws-100 buttons after that.

Feb 29, 2008 | Olympus WS-100 Digital Voice Recorder

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