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Hey all,

I've had a card go bad from my 702T. First time it's happened after many years of trouble free recording. I seem to remember some discussion on here some years ago of someone who could recover the files, and I'm hoping someone could point me in the right direction. The file sizes are all what they should be, but the file names are corrupt and they are unplayable. I'm hopeful that they can be restored...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Tom

I should say, also, that the card has not been formatted. When I realized something was screwy, I stopped using the card. So everything is still in its original state. 

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Hey John,

no- the 702 doesn't even see most of the files. I can see them all when I look at the card in a computer, but they have wacky characters in the file name, and are .way instead of .wav

changing them to .wav doesn't help. 

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You could try downloading Audacity - its pretty good about opening otherwise unplayable files. 

 

You can even import the files as raw data in Audacity and then save them as WAV files. 

"File menu > Import > Raw Data"

 

-Mike

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Thanks. I'll give audacity a shot. 

It would be nice to restore the timecode too- but I don't think audacity can do that. 

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Update:

sandisk rescue pro was able to recover all the files, with all metadata intact (as well as a whole bunch of files from years ago and many many format cycles on the card). Thanks for the suggestions!

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Almost all modern data recovery software will recover files. The fact that you got the metadata back the card was not corrupted that bad.

You can use sandisk rescue pro for easy recovery. 

For everything else I have been using http://www.lc-tech.com products for the last 20 years..

 

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