Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Oh, Man - What Happened Here?

Tuesday, February 9

Today’s dilemma: what to write for my blog. An idea came to me but then it disappeared just as fast. Man, those suckers are fast. I could not recapture it and it drives me nuts sometimes.

Then while transferring files from my voice recorder over to my computer, I somehow deleted a file. The thing is, I did not find it in my recycle bin so it never made it over to my computer. Like most memory sticks, my voice recorder does not have a recycle bin on it.

This can’t be me causing this so I suspect the gremlins are out in full force today. I wonder where they hide.

Now the fun part. As long as I had not recorded any new messages or transferred any data into the voice recorder’s memory, the message file still exists. I had this happen once before. That time, I went on the Internet to look for software that would find my deleted files. I found quite a few. All of them found my missing file but then came the stickler. Though they gave a 30-day trial period, I would have to buy their product in order to recover the file.

Then I found a program called PC Inspector File Recovery. Their web site (http://www.pcinspector.de) has the download but everything is written in what looks to me to be German. My original download came from the PC World web site (http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,23069-order,1-page,1-c,utilities/description.html). The program is not hard to use but it is not easy either. But, I did find my deleted file and returned it to life and stored it on my computer’s hard drive. This program is supposed to work with most USB flash drives as well.

And to those gremlins, “Na, Na, Na, Na, Na.

Uh, now where did I put those car keys?


  1. Wow! What a great find! Thanks for sharing and do tell me where those gremlins come from so I can block those beasties! Me hates 'em, me do! Oh, and the keys? In the last place you look. Don't you love that expression? Of course that's where they'll be since when you find 'em that will be the last place you looked. Doh!

  2. Great post "clark" and useful information. I'm lucky to have such a techy friend. Thanks for helping me speed up my pc the other day!

  3. Those darn gremlins! Glad you won this round. Truthfully, I would have never thought it through as calmly as you did. Glad you were able to recover your voice recording.

  4. I am glad that I could help others.

    Those gremlins can be very mischievous. I found my keys in my camera bag. Actually, I remembered wearing a pair of sweats that would work their way down if I placed heavy items in my pocket.

    I just got tired of carrying the keys so I stuck them in the camera bag. And yes it was the last place I looked.

    Clark Stone