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  1. Yes! I found a backup I had forgotten about entirely! (Maybe I should be more worried about my memory than the sound files?) It was a couple of years old, but I reclaimed a fair chunk and consider myself lucky. I suppose before too long I'll move over to a flash drive recorder. Surely the software it works with will be around a year or so before that too becomes officially unsupported. The RH1's still in great shape, but .... Again, thank you very much for your help! I said the software's "unsupported" above, but that's not really true. Sony would be doing themselves a public relations favor by paying you!
  2. Yes, the old PC had only 1 hard drive. I've abandoned all hope on that PC, although it's still collecting dust here. One day it wouldn't boot up, with an error message about not being able to detect a chip set heat sink. I cleaned & carefully re-greased & reinstalled the heat sinks for both the chip set and the CPU, but no improvement. So I got a new PC with the latest operating system for equal (or less) than it'd cost to repair the one that's over 8 years old. The weird thing is, there's just that one file that I can play. I don't remember recording it on a different format of minidisc or anything. Maybe I did & forgot. On that file the Rights info tab in SS says: Playback restrictions: None No. of times played: 2times No. of times transferred: 0times Remaining transfer count: Unlimited Remaining ATRAC CD transfer count: Unlimited Remaining audio CD transfer count: Unlimited whereas the others say: No. of times played: 0times No. of times transferred: 0times Remaining ATRAC CD transfer count: 0times Remaining audio CD transfer count: 0times No, I didn't store anything to CD. Thanks again, Alan
  3. Hey folks. I'm head-banging again. Any creative input would be sincerely appreciated. I apologize for the long post, but I've tried quite a bit before asking for help. Background: I had SS 4.3 working fine with my MZ-RH1 on the old PC (Windows XP, SP3). Then it crashed. The hard disk was still fine, so I bought a new Windows 8 machine and added the old hard drive. Great, I can copy between the old E: drive and the new C: drive. So far, so good. I was excited to find SS 4.3 Ultimate on the forum here, and installed it on the new drive. Connected the RH1 to the USB drive and Win 8 started working with it, no problem. I use the RH1 for voice recordings, using Hi-MD. Problem: But SS 4.3 Ultimate won't let me play the files in my library! When I try to play one, error message says: Cannot play this track because its licensing information cannot be retrieved. For more information, contact the source from which you received this track. (000084e0) What source? Me?! The RH1? OK, so then I try to set this copy protection thing straight. Importing the files from the old drive didn't work. So I copied them to a new folder on the new drive and pointed SS to the new folder. Same error. Then I uninstalled & reinstalled SS. Same error. I selected all the files and tried using SonicStage’s command Tools > Convert format to convert all the files in the library to ATRAC3plus 352 kbps files. I unchecked the copy protection box to remove copy protection from each file as it was processed. But the “Result” window that appeared after the files were processed said: Conversion to OpenMG Audio (ATRAC3plus) 352 kbps. A file conversion error prevented some of the files from being converted. The following files were successfully converted to the OpenMG Audio (ATRAC3plus) format. 2011-10-12 17:48:52 [Note: This file (with a time stamp for a name) is the only file that got converted?! It's one of my recordings, just like the others, except out of the whole friggin' library, this is the ONLY file I can play using SS! Then the message continued:] Playback is not allowed. The file format may not be supported by SonicStage. [Followed by a list of every other file in the library other than the one listed above] Next, I optimized the database. No help, although SS seems to open faster. Next, I ran the SS File Conversion Tool. This is the one that you have to close SS to complete. But the last screen that shows after running says: The conversion is complete. Some tracks could not be converted. Note: Tracks to be converted are the tracks recorded as ATRAC format and imported from CDs. Tracks purchased from a music service (EMD service) will not be converted. The digital recorded tracks recorded by Hi-MD or some Memory Stick supporting devices cannot be converted. Then I clicked the “Details” button, and saw a list of files that failed to be converted (a list of my files, which were recorded on the MZ-RH1). A big fat help that tool is, since the only files I've ever used SS for are the ones I've uploaded from the RH1, using Hi-MD discs! Any ideas? I'm dumbfounded.
  4. After getting the library set up on the new drive I found the files in the new location. Here's where Windows 8 put them on my computer: C:ProgramDataSony CorporationSonicStagePackages (Note: The "ProgramData" folder is hidden.) On the old drive (Windows XP) it was here: E:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataSony CorporationSonicStagePackages
  5. Thank you both! I overlooked a pretty obvious way to get it done: use SS's Import feature & have it search the old drive for all the ATRAC files. It's a little messy (the library has multiple copies of some of the files in it now), but I couldn't find C:ProgramDataSony CorporationSonicstagePackages or anything like it on my old drive, & I'm still not sure where the database is on the new drive. (And don't care as long as I can back it up soon). Thanks again!
  6. Hi folks, I've tired myself out trying to get this done. Here's the situation: 1. Old Windows XP (SP3) computer died, although the hard drive was still fine. 2. Bought new Windows 8 computer and added old hard drive so I can copy files from it to the new drive. 3. Installed SS 4.3 Ultimate from the site here. 4. Connected our MZ-RH1 via USB to the new computer and Windows 8 installed a PnP driver that seems to be working fine (although maybe slow?) I can copy files from the RH1 into SS 4.3 on the new drive (although like I said, seems to be slower than it used to be). So: Where's the library located on my old hard drive and on the new one? I've looked on the old drive in a lot of places: under the Admin account, in program files, etc. & can't find the library. Not sure what I'm looking for, really -- one file or a collection of folders? We only use the RH1 to record live events, if that makes a difference. I figure once I find the old library, I should be able to copy it over to the equivalent location on the new drive and SS will take care of the situation from there. That strategy has worked well enough with other data files using other programs. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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