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An Olympus digital voice recorder captures audio files onto a built-in storage drive. Like all other digital storage drives (such as a hard drive or flash drive) you may run into the occasional problem of deleting files, only to discover you need the files back. If this occurs, it is possible to recover some of this information, as long as you have not recorded further media to the Olympus device. If you have, the newly recorded content becomes saved over the deleted information, preventing you from restoring the information.
Download and install Pandora Recovery (link provided in Resources). Connect the digital voice recorder to your computer, then open the installed program. Select the connected Olympus voice recorder as the device you want to scan, then click "Start." Wait for the program to finish scanning, and a list appears on the screen of all the files you are able to recover. Select the files and click "Restore."
Download and install GetDataBack Data Recover (link provided in Resources). Connect the Olympus voice recorder to the computer, then power on the program. Click on the removable device (this is the voice recorder), then choose "Begin Scan." Check off the files you want to restore once the scan has finished and click "Recover."
Download and install the Easeus Data Recover program (link provided in Resources). Connect the Olympus digital voice recorder to the computer via USB data cable, then launch the installed software. Select that you want to perform a data scan, then choose the Olympus digital voice recorder as the equipment you want to scan. Select "Start" and wait for the scan to finish. Check off the files you want to recover, then click "Recover" to save the files back onto the digital voice recorder.
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