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I have a missing flipshare.msi file. I was partway through upgrading from flipshare 4.1.2 (for an older flipcam) to 5.5 (for a mino HD) on my WinXP pc. It looks like the upgrade routine wiped the old installation but only partly installed 5.0.5.52727, as this is the only flipshare program showing in Add/Remove Programs. When I try to repair or uninstall 5.0.5.52727 (including trying to upgrade it to 5.9) Windows Installer says that it cannot locate flipshare.msi . The upgrade then stalls with an errror message saying that the older version of flipshare must be first uninstalled! I reckon I am going to need a registry edit - can anyone guide me through this please?

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I had the same problem when plugging my Flip into the USB port. Kept saying a file was corrupted. I went to the Pure Digital Technologies website and downloaded the upgrade/program directly and it installed fine. You might try that if you already haven't.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: What's your problem?need to recover deleted

You can recover deleted files with this
1. Do not save any new videos into the flip camera.
2. Connect it with computer. You should see it shown as a drive letter (like H:) in My Computer.
3. Download data recovery software, recommended one is Tenorshare Data Recovery (simply because i was using it and it worked)
http://www.any-data-recovery.com/product/datarecoverystandard.htm
4. Install and open the program, select your memory drive, and click 'Start' button to start scanning process which will find your deleted videos.

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