I recently tried to download a track I recorded on my MiniDisc player to my computer, so that I could convert/edit it in .wav/.mp3 later on. This .oma file contained an interview I had conducted for my site. I had recently taken the file out of its group in order to make it standalone. Whether I absentmindedly deleted the track or SoundStage 4.3 doesn't recognize it anymore, I no longer have access to the interview.
I know this has been asked many times before on this forum, but is it possible to recover deleted files in some way? The interview was recorded on a JVC MD74 disc (i.e., standard 80-min. disc), in HiMD mode, Hi-LP. The MiniDisc is a MZ-NH700. I'm most likely SOL here, although QHiMDTransfer on Windows XP recognizes fifteen files that aren't listed in the SoundStage program. I can't transfer these "phantom" files from QHiMDTransfer to my hard drive due to DRM restrictions, obviously.
I realize I should make the MD disc itself read-only (i.e., flip the tab) before I transfer an .oma track to my computer. I'm usually diligent in backing things up/transferring things created by my MiniDisc player to my computer, having owned the MiniDisc player since at least 2007. At the very least, is there a way to get around DRM restrictions with QHiMDTransfer? Perhaps I need to install QHiMDTransfer on Linux, since the Windows version is fairly useless to me right now. I think the deleted files still exist, as QHiMDTransfer still recognizes them. I should point out that my install of QHiMD is version 0.0.1, so I no doubt need to update the program
EDIT: I recognize what those fifteen files are now. They're files I recorded prior to the interview, but never archived. The interview is most likely gone. For the record, those fifteen files are backups of my record collection.