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Posted on: January 22, 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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i lost my music to a mistaken format, so downloaded a software recovery program,i did a search using card reader writter,it brings up newdir? and miscellaneous file type? 2 folders,when i try open them there blank- disapear. what is a misc file type? please advise, anyone?

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Posted on: January 22, 2009 @ 09:04 PM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

A “miscellaneous file type” is basically what is says, not a regularly categorised file.  So a .doc may be a well-known file, but, say. a .W7A (the Motif ES designation for an All File) is not so well known to a search or categorising program, so it comes under the list of miscellaneous.

So I would suspect that you have isolated the directory containing your files (newdir is the default directory created by the Motif) but the files inside are not immediately recognised so they are categorised “miscellaneous”.  So if you can, or have, recovered your directory, then I would assume that your Motif files are intact in there and you can reload them.  I don’t know the recovery program you are using, but I would assume that it cannot actually read a Motif file, even though it may be there intact.

Perhaps someone else (Joop?) may be of more help.

Peter

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Posted on: January 22, 2009 @ 11:42 PM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

Thanks Peter.

What are the filenames that show up?

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Posted on: January 22, 2009 @ 11:45 PM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

P.S.: the un-delete programs I know of all work on MSDOS (FAT)
volumes and seem to recover any not-overwritten (!!!) file,
but can recover all but 1 (one) letter of the filename.

Please get yourself accustomed to the regular YAMAHA filename extensions soon.

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 02:08 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

hi joop the file names that show are 1- miscellaneous 2- newdir they are displayed as to folders only no other extentions on show or within the 2 folders.my pc is windows based ser pack 2 running xp.i had sent the media to a data recovery shop in london , just chatted to them it seems no good..... ;0( where can i send it ??? or ???? thanks for yr reply by the way.

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 02:12 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

tthe name of the recovery is data doctor recovery.i came accross the file extensions in the motif s book. a whole list of lettering.i guess i need to some how enter those to search on the card,which i will do when it arives back here, do u have any advise ,mab yamaha?? .i should of backed the card up!

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 02:16 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

hi peter thanks for yr reply, the search feild shows to folders misc and newdir,i try to open them but they then disapear,the recovery program is data doctor recovery. using windows xp ser pk 2.though i have just chatted to a place in london that do data recovery they have said no joy. so do i continue the chase? it seems such a tease to know those files are present but cant access them!!. have good day.  steve

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 03:46 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

So you got 2 files. What size?

Do you remember what you saved? (ALL, ALLVoice, ALLSong ...)

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 04:01 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

hi ,yes there are 2 folder/files,right clicking shows zero ,zero,zero, in properties suggesting there is nothing on the card,but yet why 2 empty folders?i saved or used to load to the es all file,so im thinking its an all version i have.??

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 04:49 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

The recovery program produced 2 empty files? Is that recovery?

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Posted on: January 23, 2009 @ 04:54 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

An ALL save on an ES would produce 2 files:

YOU_NAME_IT.W7A approx. size 795000-900000 if without samples

and

YOU_NAME_IT.W8A of about 16900 bytes.

If you see that kind of sizes, you could rename them accordingly.
Then the ES will try to accept them.

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Posted on: January 25, 2009 @ 04:43 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

hi ,the 2 files that the recovery program found was newdir and misc,on trying to open they disapear,properties show zero zero zero,but why the names ??? memory on card is 128 mb free,which is the size of the card new.

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Posted on: January 25, 2009 @ 05:02 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

How did you try to open those files? On the PC?
You should not put the volume in the Motif before you see 2
files with some size on the PC.

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Posted on: January 25, 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

P.S.: a quick format only erases the index.
If you did a thorough or complete format your data is gone ...............

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Posted on: January 25, 2009 @ 11:41 AM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

ah ha , well i can tell u how i did the format, i did it through the motif es card inserted the screen as do yes,well ! i said yes ! wish i hadnt then followed the bar moving steadily from left to right on the motifs screen in percentage,so id say its formatted one way or other.i didnt kow u could do a format of different degrees? so have i done the full thing? no pc was used to format,was done within the es. ;0/

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Posted on: January 25, 2009 @ 05:30 PM
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Re: miscellaneous file?

You should never format an SMC card.
Close.

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