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I accidentally deleted an important file from my Sony ICD-P620 digital voice recorder. I need a way to recover this file

I accidentally deleted an important file from my Sony ICD-P620 digital voice recorder. I need a way to recover this file or make the drive show up in "my computer" so I can undelete it. Is that possible
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goodgirlie
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goodgirlie
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nobusCommented:
i think so. (if you did not overwrite it with other files))
you must first install the software on the PC - then connect it - see page 13 an further of the manua l :
http://www.sony.nl/product/dic-digital-recorder/icd-p620/tab/manualpopup?section=ODW+SS+nl_NL+Support+New&externalUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.crse.com%2Fmanuals%2F3295276121.pdf

then check if it is in a recycle bin
or try some recovery soft :
      http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm      pc Inspector - free -
http://www.stellarinfo.com/                              Stellar
http://www.runtime.org/                              GetDataBack
http://www.ontrack.com/                              Ontrack
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/                              RecoverMyFiles
http://www.bitmart.net/                                    Restorer 2000
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madunixChief Information Security Officer Commented:
we use for our office the following software, they are really good
http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/
http://www.ontrackdatarecovery.com/

but you can find other software, i ll try to list them
Active File Recovery
Active Partition Recovery
Art Plus Digital Photo Recovery
DiskInternals Partition Recovery
EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional
File Scavenger recovery
FileRecoveryAngel
Handy Recovery
Iolo Search and Recover
Magic Recovery Professional
OnTrack Easy Recovery Professional
PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Tools File Recover
Pen Drive data recovery
Photo Recovery Genius
Power Data Recovery
R-Studio Data Recovery
Runtime GetDataBack for NTFS
Seagate FILE RECOVERY for Windows
Sim Card Data Recovery
Smart Data Recovery for USB Flash Drives
USB Flash Drive Data Recovery
WinMend Data Recovery

google can give you the link of the above, just try to read more about them.

madunix
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BillDLCommented:
goodgirlie

Please ** DO NOT ** record anything else to your recorder until you have (hopefully) recovered the file.

When a file is deleted from storage it isn't really gone.  It's something like tearing the index out of a technical manual and then trying to find a small section that you remember reading.  There is an index on the storage medium of where all the files are located, and that allows them to be found and opened.  It also prevents new data from overwriting existing data.  Deleting a file breaks the link in the index so that the file no longer appears to be there, and the space it currently still occupies is marked as free to be written to.

To improve your chances of recovering an important file you don't want to risk the chance of anything else being written to those areas that are now marked as free, but may still contain your data.
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BillDLCommented:
By the way, most Data Recovery software that is listed as free to try usually takes you to the stage where you can see what files may be recoverable, but to get to the stage of being able to copy the recovered files to another drive you will usually have to then pay for the licence.  Often this can be done online while you are waiting at that stage to proceed.

That is certainly the case for GetDataBack, which I have used often.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
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