5.26.2008

Olympus W-10 Voice Album Software

I just went on a search of the Internet to find software for my Olympus W-10 digital recorder and camera. I found some rip-off usb-drivers.com download site that requires you to register for dozens of what appear to be SPAM sources. BTW - I registered Karl Rove at whitehouse.gov and that appeared to work, but even then I got into a circular loop and never got to the driver download.

Anyhow, to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else, I found my original driver CD and Zipped all the files so everyone can have them.

BTW - these are not available on any Olympus support site, and I realize this device is at least 8 years old, so I'm posting them for general consumption and will contact Olympus.

Olympus Voice Album W-10 Software

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99 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul! I've been going crazy trying to find this. I had the same plan to post it when I found it.........and I went to the same rip off site you did. I used an ex-boss's name :} Thanks again!

June 2, 2008 2:25:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Paul!

My daughter is in the hospital and I needed to use my recorder so she can send a message out to our family and friends. I have downloaded and tested, works Great!

June 4, 2008 12:52:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul,

I have been looking for this software for some time and now I really need to use the camera and voice recorder to take sme wildlife snaps and recordings.

June 13, 2008 12:40:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks Paul,

its good to know, there still good people around

June 22, 2008 4:06:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pual... You Rock! I have searched high and low for this driver, which I seemed to have lost moving. I am glad someone had the good sense to post it for the rest of us to use. :-)

June 22, 2008 10:49:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!!

June 27, 2008 12:09:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!!!!

June 27, 2008 12:11:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!
The computer I need to put my audio files on doesn't have internet, so I can put these on my flash drive and install it on that computer. Someone had their head on their shoulders for once.

July 3, 2008 5:49:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! I've been doing the driver search shuffle and this popped up. thanks! Your the man!

July 13, 2008 5:45:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous zen vengeance said...

makes you wonder why olympus hasn't done this themselves!
thank you paul.

July 18, 2008 2:51:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Carrie said...

I have my installation software but it doesn't seem to work on my new computer that uses vista. don't know alot about computers, but if anyone knows if there's a way to make this work with vista i'd love to know. Thanks!

August 2, 2008 9:27:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, unimaginable THANK YOU!!!! Great help - in the right time :)

With the warmest greetings
from rainy Eastern Europe,

Max

August 4, 2008 1:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!!
I love you, really)) Your link is one in the internet.
And I was looking for this program for two weeks. Million thanks to you, man))

August 23, 2008 5:58:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for being proactive!

August 27, 2008 12:48:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous p-did said...

Thank you so much!!!! I've had this recorder laying around for over 4 years without being used - for some reason I hung on to it thinking I may be able to use it again at some point and you've made that possible!!!

August 28, 2008 8:05:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there

really really really thanks for uploading it, I couldnt find the CD and was searchin for this.

Thanks again

August 29, 2008 2:34:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Paul,
Thanks a lot. I don't understand why Olympus isn't more user friendly. Since I have moved, I have lost my installation CD and thought I would forced to buy a new recorder. But you saved my day.

Thanks
Inge

August 31, 2008 10:28:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As stated several times before, Thanks Paul. It is ridiculous that a company would make supporting software so difficult to find.

Thanks
Rich

August 31, 2008 2:47:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, you're a legend. I moved house and you guessed it ... Olympus could have been a bit more helpful. It's great to see the web enabling support for the Global Village.

Thanks
Dominic from South Australia

September 2, 2008 9:19:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless you! Everyone else has said the rest! lost for words!

September 8, 2008 8:46:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul! I've been going crazy trying to find this.
Thanks Paul. Thanks

Carmen

September 9, 2008 9:37:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul! I've been going crazy trying to find this. Thanks again! Million thanks to you!

From Eastern Europe, Roumania,
Carmen

September 9, 2008 9:46:00 AM EDT  
OpenID bossfrog said...

The last time I had lost my original disk for my W-10, Olympus wanted to charge me $45.00 for it, I told them that it was rediculous to pay $45 for a driver for a $99.00 device. The tech agreed and sent me a free copy.
Still no upgrade for vista, I guess they just want to sell more new devices

September 10, 2008 12:05:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the drivers, Again searched olympus site, no joy. Great post man!

October 9, 2008 12:27:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, Thank you So much!

I contacted Olympus and they wanted to charge me 20$ and 10$ shipping for this. Riculouso.

Thanks

October 10, 2008 11:58:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Rus said...

Thank you Paul!

Good luck!

October 14, 2008 7:27:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Paul,

You made my 9 year old very happy! she maxed out the recorder with her homework notes and couldn't find the driver to copy to the computer.

Thank You so much!

October 21, 2008 10:38:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much your the man :)

October 31, 2008 9:38:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

November 23, 2008 10:40:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great thanks!

December 1, 2008 2:24:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,

I too have Olympus W-10 digital recorder and CD with drivers but that are compatible only with Windows 98, 2000 and XP like the one you posted here. It happens that my laptob uses Windows Vista because of what CD drives are of not use to me. What to do? Is there any way to fix the problem?

Best regards,

Aid

December 2, 2008 1:56:00 PM EST  
Anonymous ALEX DIAZ said...

Thank you very much Paul1 You made our lives so much easier. There should be more people like you! Thanks again!

March 11, 2009 2:12:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet another thank you!

Figures that a fellow Montanan would be the one to help out!

(grew up in Montana; and miss it)

April 7, 2009 12:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Paul said...

Montana - I'm flattered, but I'm a NJ boy. I left for 20 years, but ended up back in the same house I grew up.

I'm starting to post more 'orphan' software, but can't let it become a part time job ;).

-Paul

April 7, 2009 2:32:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!! I came across this site randomly whilst trying to find the software, and thrilled that it works!!

Brilliant!

Tamasin (London)

April 7, 2009 4:36:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are the best!!!

April 7, 2009 9:07:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, My little brother was having problems getting that thing to work. Glad there are some people out there that actually help instead of hinder.

April 8, 2009 12:58:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you! You made my voice recorder usable again!

April 12, 2009 12:36:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´m very grateful to you for this. Guess all people would be like you. Thank you very much!

April 18, 2009 12:59:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world needs more Pauls and fewer Peters.

April 30, 2009 12:02:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Bob said...

Thanks Paul,
I have a class of students doing digital ethnographies with these w-10s and no software. You're a life-saver and you have forwarded the cause of radical urban education!!!!!

May 3, 2009 4:31:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much! Just bought a W-10 off eBay without ANYTHING ... Olympus website had jack all ... and then you came along :) - QMc

May 12, 2009 9:04:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paul, Thanks heps to help with this software. I went crezy to find one and all i find are scammers. Can you plse tell me will it work with W-20 model too? thanks, Sandy. please e-mail me on snzz@ymail.com

May 20, 2009 12:32:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't i get it to connect on Vista?

May 21, 2009 10:25:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS. I have a critical file on the recorder and now I can get to it. thanks again.

May 31, 2009 11:29:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much!

June 5, 2009 2:07:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much! From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! You save my life. My wife love this recorder and I lost the CD.

June 7, 2009 1:28:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, you are too cool. Much as I love the 4100PC model, the w-10 is the only device I can find that adds the camera feature.
Thank you SO SO SO much.

June 17, 2009 3:48:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad, so sad, this does not appear to work under any conditions with Vista. Really sucks, although Paul's kindness is outstanding, and appreciated. Thank you, anyway

June 17, 2009 4:00:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for supplying the driver mate, you good value

June 18, 2009 8:04:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Anita said...

Paul, thanks for sharing the software. Seems like wherever I searched, there's some kind of misleading 'other' software I was downloading. This is the real deal. Thanks again. Anita

June 26, 2009 6:24:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Charles said...

Thanks for posting this!!! Why doesn't Olympus make this available?

July 5, 2009 11:51:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul!!

My recorder had audio and pictures from 2005 and I looked everywhere for the drivers. Your site is the only one with the correct drivers in one easy place! I can finally listen and view my files. Thanks again!

July 17, 2009 4:34:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Dr. Cohen said...

You are one of the ten greatest people on the internet. With far more than a hundred "toys" purchased since 2000, nothing, and I mean nothing but my computers themselves can compare to the utility of my w-10. I've had three in five years, and you are the only one of many dozens of sites offering this software.... WHO ACTUALLY DELIVER.

You will be thanked with a hundred links on 100 of our sites. Bless you thousands of times for your courtesy, and, more, your empathy/sympathy for the frustration involved. Thank you so much, Paul. Really cool of you.

August 10, 2009 1:30:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much, I too had lost my disk. You're a life saver.

August 19, 2009 9:19:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Jenny L. Johnson said...

Thank you so much! Now I don't have to spend money that I don't have for another voice recorder. I just started back to school and this will come in so handy for nursing school! Thanks a million!!!

August 28, 2009 9:52:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never has so much been owed by so many to so few for so much! My son asked me if I'd sell this old recorder on my shelf and I said he could have it. But it would not connect as the software is missing. Olympus are no help and I though unless I found the disk I'm lost.

But then google found you and I'm saved. I can't believe some sad troll at Olympus hasn't yet got the legals to prevent you from doing your kind selfless deeds. So shhh, let's hope they never find you and W10 users keep on enjoying your service.

THANK YOU!!!

September 3, 2009 4:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Paul said...

Thanks all for the kind words. Sometimes people ask me why I maintain a blog and I point to this thread.

It's not a big deal, and I'm trying to see what other orphan software I might maintain here. Any ideas? Post a note or e-mail to nospam at paulbegley dot com.

September 3, 2009 5:46:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous kini olegario said...

Aloha Paul,
From Honolulu Hawaii, much mahalo(thank you) to you. I got this recorder from a friend and if not for you I would not have been able to use the PC link. Thanks again man,
Kini

September 11, 2009 2:09:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are awesome! I need this software to use for our small museum projects. Thanks so much! Hope this works!

September 14, 2009 4:40:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saved me some pain. Thank you Paul!

September 16, 2009 8:25:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

-Madison, Wisconsin.

September 18, 2009 5:38:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You again. I have the disk (somewhere) but this just makes it so much easier than tearing up the place to find my original :) I have -another- W10 coming in the mail from eBay. $1.43 with $9.00 shipping. LOL! But these recoders are SUPPOSED to be good at recording EVP. I havent used my first one yet. I have a Panasonic RR-DR60 and a Sony ICD-B7 that I am using now. The DR60 is BEST (but rare and expensive to find) the B7 does work but I haven't used it much so far. Try the evp recordings guys. Download "Audacity" for free online to allow modifications to the file as needed (and to store in wav or Mp3 format) Download from www.audacity.sourceforge.net/ *it will require an EXTRA step to allow for MP3 save file options. Be sure and leave 15 to 30 seconds of space while asking questions to give the "voices" time to answer :) Good Luck. And -YES- this stuff is for real. Might take you awhile to find them (or they find you)....place doesn't need to be haunted. The spirits are everywhere. Day or night doesn't matter. In or out of the house. Must use headphones on the uploaded recording, as these voices CAN and mostly are very difficult to hear. But at times CAN be louder than your own voice! Note: you will only be able to hear the EVP-voices after playback.

September 28, 2009 1:12:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OhGod! At last I found the solution. Thakyou ery much to you. You are really greate, having good helping nature. Thanks a lot.

October 7, 2009 11:46:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh!!!!! Thank you! Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 12, 2009 5:34:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous W. José Castillo P said...

Gracias Pablo, de verdad muy gentil de tu parte colocar este material a la disposicion de todas las personas que lo necesitamos. El mundo deberia tener mas personas como tu.

October 12, 2009 8:18:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paul,

Thank you so much for posting the Olympus W-10 software, I just bought the unit on Ebay w/o software.

Have a Great Day!

October 13, 2009 6:09:00 PM EDT  
Blogger gustavolk-swagen said...

Thanks Paul!

--Gus

October 14, 2009 12:41:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great, I also searched a lot cause I lost my original CD, but Olympus made available on their official site just some useless shit for this model, some stupid plugins but not the very driver! I really can't understand the policy of these companies, it's not only Olympus but all of them who do the same! Thanks a lot, Paul!!!

October 17, 2009 2:45:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Tom Buckner said...

Couldn't find my old setup disk after wiping the laptop, due to malware. I write songs and fill up my W-10 every few weeks. Very important. Thanks so much!

October 18, 2009 11:57:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul, jusy purchased on ebay but expected to download from olympus but no sing of the software on their site so you have saved the day for me ;)

Well done big help to me.

October 27, 2009 2:25:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Airil H Adnan said...

Dear Paul, you've saved my life. I have this on CD somewhere in my home country Malaysia... problem is i'm now studying in New Zealand.

I really need the software for my work and like others here i bought this like 6-7 years ago.

Cheers mate!

November 9, 2009 5:21:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Mike said...

Dude, Thanks a bunch. This was the second hit on a Google search.

Mike in N.C.

November 15, 2009 7:44:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you one more time!

November 20, 2009 3:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger Andrea Hoxie said...

Thanks very much. It galls me that companies stop support their hardware devices.

December 2, 2009 10:40:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Paul! Happy New Year for 2010 and beyond

Charles in Edmond, OK.

December 30, 2009 3:06:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, thanks so much, you are a good man and a fine American. Best of luck to you!

January 5, 2010 11:21:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I downloaded the driver, but I guess it does not work with Visa, can anybody tell me if they installed it on Vista? I try to open it and get an error each time.
Thanks.

January 17, 2010 10:55:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul
Cheers matey

DC, UK

January 19, 2010 11:19:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just downloaded the software...(to Windows 7) now will see if camera/recorder work, and if I can access it. Thanks Paul,

Larry

January 30, 2010 4:39:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul, bless you for trying to do something so simple to help out people and it works! You saved me once, but sadly there is no driver for Vista, and I can only assume Win7 too. And why should these companies help out when it will only force you to buy more stuff? I'm off to pick up a Sony today. (They record in MP3 as well.) Thank you.

Grace

January 31, 2010 5:33:00 PM EST  
Blogger Paul said...

Regarding Windows 7 and Vista support - I will test Win7 this week, I know there is an issue with Vista.

The only suggestion I have is to try Virtual PC running XP. You can configure a very small image (min memory and disk), and I know this will work. It's a kludge, but it works.

I *think* I received my W-10 recorder around 1996, so this is one of the issues you have with 14 year old hardware.

-Paul

January 31, 2010 6:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a lifesaver!! Thanks so much for helping the rest of us out. It's so nice to see someone do something that's just plain kind with no selfish motivation.

February 3, 2010 8:22:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are good man my friend.

Thank you!!!

February 12, 2010 4:30:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Paul for your generosity! We are all greatful for you sharing this with all of us.

February 12, 2010 8:59:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NICE! It’s just too bad Olympus cannot provide the support you do.

What did they say?

February 24, 2010 8:32:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still useful Paul. Thanks for posting.

March 3, 2010 1:35:00 AM EST  
Anonymous casemods said...

Thank you paul

March 13, 2010 12:54:00 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gracias amigo

March 13, 2010 9:51:00 AM EST  
Blogger zappa said...

Thanks alot.
Going crazy looking for the software.

March 25, 2010 7:45:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!
I come across this site because of zappa and his blog.
He wrote in swedish how to install it under Vista.
I have used googletranslations:
Download software at the link below.

2nd Unzip the fil.

3rd Run Setup.

4th Plug your Olympus Voice Recorder Model W-10 and discover that nothing works! But choose to search for drivers, in the end you browser to the directory that you just ran the installer from.

5th Vista will protest. It can not verify the dll. Choose which option to install anyway.
And Hepp, the program works, and now you can upload your Olympus Voice Recorder Model W-10 perfectly easily.

/Donald Duck

March 25, 2010 12:35:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Paul said...

Zappa - thanks for the comment, and for posting a work around for using the Olympus W-10 software under Vista.

March 25, 2010 1:01:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much!!! You rock.

March 29, 2010 8:47:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALLAH BLESS YOU PAUL SO MUNCH.
THANK YOU PAUL COURAGE IN HELPING PEOPLE

April 11, 2010 8:13:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Paul, you gave new life to my voice recorder thank you again.

April 12, 2010 11:37:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Roger said...

I come across this site because of zappa and his blog.
He wrote in swedish how to install it under Vista.
I have used googletranslations:
Download software at the link below.

2nd Unzip the fil.

3rd Run Setup.

4th Plug your Olympus Voice Recorder Model W-10 and discover that nothing works! But choose to search for drivers, in the end you browser to the directory that you just ran the installer from.

5th Vista will protest. It can not verify the dll. Choose which option to install anyway.
And Hepp, the program works, and now you can upload your Olympus Voice Recorder Model W-10 perfectly easily.

/Donald Duck

____________________________________

I tried the above suggestion but still cannot get vista to detect. i can see the .dll file in the folder but when I try and search for it using the add hardware option the .dll no longer appears in the folder. I'm running windows vista

April 16, 2010 10:18:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Aaron said...

Thanks so much for posting this driver. I had uninstalled it years ago and recently rediscovered my W-10.

People like you make the internet awesome!

Cheers,
Aaron (USA)

April 25, 2010 1:48:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

April 28, 2010 2:30:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Mark J. Asher said...

I have the original disc as well, but can't get it to work with Windows 7. Any ideas?

April 29, 2010 12:20:00 PM EDT  

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