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Sony IC recorder ICD-MX20 used to but no longer does connect to (or at least register with) my Apple MacBook Pro. I used to be able to see the ICD-MX20 files in Finder but there is now no apparent software link when the two are physically connected. Can you help?

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  • nicol_bill Apr 06, 2011

    Sorry, your solution did not work. I followed your instructions, downloaded and installed the recommended fix. But the Sony recorder still does not register either on the Mac or Windows sides. I am at a loss to know why.



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Sony offers a download of its Digital Voice Editor 3 which will probably resolve your problems:

Other comment to fix this problem, download the file and put it into folder C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program

Apparently Nuance left out this file in the 10.1 version;

I double checked all versions of DNS 10.1 (Preferred, Medical, Legal, and Professional) and Natlink.exe is present in all of them. The only version that is missing it is Standard because standard does not support DVR's or transcription.

In addition, if you look at the properties for Natlink.exe from the download site, you get the following:

File description NatLink module
Type Application
File version
Product name Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Product version
Copyright Copyright 1991­2009 Nuance Comm...
Size 49.3 KB
Date modified 6/ 3/ 2010 7:01 a.m.
Language Language Neutral
Legal trademarks Nuance, the Nuance Logo, ScanSoft, ...
Original filename natlink

Take a look at the file version number. It's 10.1.

Skip, delete the downloaded file and try again. It downloads properly. It just may not have downloaded correctly the first time for you and whenever your system does this, trying to download and overwrite often doesn't work.

Chuck Runquist
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Home of VoicePower Ultimate

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." -- Mark Twain

Hope helps.

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