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How to Recover Sound Files from Zoom H1 Recorder

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Photo/Video/Audio Solutions • Proven solutions

"I have a habit of recording meetings in zoom H1 recorder and listening to them later. I also record them so that I can take the precise details and work on them, later in the day. But by mistake, I deleted the voice recordings. The recordings are really important to me. So, does anyone know how to recover deleted voice recordings?"

The portable player device is a small device used for the handheld recording of music, interviews, meetings, and all other types of audio. They offer better audio quality and have additional features, as compared to the traditional voice recorders.

However, there are instances when recorded files from portable player devices get deleted. Either an accidental deletion occurs, or a hard drive corruption and memory card error lead to the same.

So, is it possible to recover deleted voice recordings from a portable player device? The quick answer is yes! Read here to know, what is zoom H1 recorder and how you can recover sound files from it.

Part 1. Overview of the Zoom H1 Recorder

Whether you want to record music, film, live stream, or broadcast, you can do it anywhere with an H-series line of handy audio recorders. It is a recorder designed with the perfect mic capsules and recording capabilities; you need to record the sound. This portable recorder comes in various models including zoom h6, zoom h1, zoom h2, zoom h4, and h2n.


The recorder uses SD card, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC, MMC card, xD picture card, and SD mini card to store the sound files. However, the formats supported by zoom recorder include .wav, .mp3, .ac3, .wma, and more.

Some other important features of zoom recorder are, it comes with interchangeable input capsules, supports six tracks simultaneous recording, records directly to SD card, Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC, and has an auto, pre, and backup record function. Zoom recorder also comes with a USB port for data exchange to and fro from the computer, and also has a multichannel and stereo USB interface for PC and Mac.

Part 2. Why Audio Files Can Be Recovered

Whether it is from internal storage or an SD card, losing sound files from a device is quite a common scenario. But you should not panic as whenever you lose data, it will not vanish permanently from the device. Instead, the sound files reside in the exact storage location and make room for other fresh content.

In this case, you should stop using this device immediately, as there is a chance that data will be overwritten.

1. How Zoom H1 Recorder Stores Audio Files?

The Zoom Recorder stores sound in two file types, including MP3 and WAV. WAV files are uncompressed, as they contain recorded signal without the removal of extra data. However, MP3 files are compressed, which means data is removed from them prior to storage.

When you select MP3 files, the recorders store the audio file in stereo. But if you prefer the WAV file, it will then record it in multitrack.

2. Chance of Audio Recovery

Zoom handy recorders including h6, h5, h4n, h2n, h1, iQ5, iQ6, and iQ7 are digital recording devices that work as an ideal add-on with podcasters and DSLR cameras. This recorder lets you record sound, but there are instances when recorded files get deleted. There is a chance that you may format the recorder's memory card.

But you don't have to worry as chances of audio recovery are quite high. You can perform audio recovery in two ways through one of the best audio file recovery software, Recoverit.

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Part 3. How to Recover Audio Files from Zoom H1 Recorder

Irrespective of the audio recorder you use, every device lets you erase previous content and add new to it. But as you are erasing the content, there is a chance you delete all the sound files or entire music libraries.

Well, audio files are deleted due to various reasons including accidental deletion of music files such as WMA, MP3; instant hard drive damage, and loss while you synchronize from one device to another. There are instances when you delete the entire music library unintentionally.

If you have lost your audio files due to these scenarios, you can now actually get them back. Recoverit Audio Recovery Software helps you recover you're lost and deleted data with a recovery rate of 96%. It supports more than 550 data formats and full data recovery for all devices with FAT 16, FAT 32, HFS+, NTFS, APFS, and more.

How to Recover Recordings from Zoom H1 Recorder

Whether you have lost, deleted, or misplaced your sound files from Zoom H1 recorder, Recoverit enables you to recover the files seamlessly. It comes with advanced algorithm support and a built-in data analyzer engine that leads to faster scan and recovery.

Here is a step by step guide to recover audio files from Zoom Recorder.

Step 1: Choose a Location

Launch the Recoverit music recovery software and select the location from where data loss has occurred. Click on the start button to locate the files.


Step 2: Scan the Location

The Recoverit recovery app will start a quick scan of the selected drive for your music files.


Step 3: Preview and Recover

You can also preview the files before recovering them. Once you've selected all the files, just tap on the Recover button and the software will start recovering the files on your system.


Part 5. How to Transfer Audio Files from Zoom H1 Recorder

Transferring audio files from zoom recorder, be it h6, or h5, h4n, h2n, h1, iQ5, iQ6, iQ7 to the computer is as easy as using an external hard drive.

Firstly, connect the zoom recorder to a computer and then attach it to your computer via USB. But make sure that the recorder is off. As the connection is made, turn on the recorder and allow the recorder to boot.

As the recorder starts, it will give you the option for connection modes. Now, choose "Storage", and zoom recorder will show the external drive that is plugged into your computer. To transfer audio files, drag and drop audio files or playlists off the zoom recorder to your computer's hard drive.

After the transfer process, eject the USB before you disconnect the zoom recorder.

Why Do You Need to Transfer Files To Computer?

You need to transfer files to the computer considering the reasons.

How to Transfer Files?

Depending on the device you are working with, here is how you can transfer files:

If you have to transfer a lot of data, use a wired method. But make sure that you eject the devices properly, as the improper connection can lead to data loss.

Your sound files have some of the most important conversations including meetings, favorite playlists, and more. With all this in the storage, accidental deletion of the audio files is sure to upset you. But who says, accidental deletion means real deletion as there are audio recovery software that help you get files back. Recoverit recovery software deep scans the drive, devices like Zoom recorder, and recovers the deleted sound files with a high recovery rate.

So, regardless of how you have deleted your precious sound files, this software will retrieve them in no time. It also applies to your deleted movie recovery.

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Eleanor Reed

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