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ExpressScribe - how do I delete files?

Posted By: Ab on 2007-11-05
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How do I delete old audio files from ExpressScribe?  These are the ones that I can go and recover if I've deleted from my main screen but they are still backed up.  I've got a ton and don't need to keep any of them - they are just taking up memory space.  Anyone know?

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ExpressScribe and audio files
Thanks for your reply.  I have used ExpressScribe before, but my predicament is that I need something that will play dictation that has been burned onto a CD.  My CD-RW drive is drive D, and I do not know how to get ExpressScribe to load the dictation that is in that drive. Can anyone help? 
How to get ExpressScribe to pick up FTP files???
Everytime I click on the file to play it pulls up window media player and it gives me an error.  How do I get Express Scribe to play the files?
Delete the files in express scribe, not the CD.
Open express scribe and click on the file that you want to play or click on the file that you want to delete.
Delete your voice files at the end of your shift or before you start work again. No
Turn off puter, wait a min, turn on with delete key pressed down, then hit delete key NUMEROUS times
Filezilla is the software used to transfer files to an FTP server where the files "reside".
I too had a problem months ago and it froze up. I spoke to the company. They said it was because I had too many other programs running and using too much RAM, that it did not leave enuf for EXS. to work properly. They even suggested adding more RAM. They said EXS requires a certain amount of RAM, etc., to function appropriately. Could this be part of your problem too?
Yes, I have been using it for almost a year now and have never had any problems.
I had this problem just after Christmas when I got a new computer and downloaded ExpressScribe.  After searching through their forums, I found out that a lot of people were having a problem, there was some glitch in the program, and everyone was going back and downloading the previous version, which resolved the problem.  This worked for me as well. Good luck.
Anything other than ExpressScribe?

Am I the only one that doesn't like ExpressScribe? The audio always sounds very digitized to me. Are there any other better programs out there?


Hi. Just an opinion, but why don't you try ExpressScribe first and see if that meets your needs? It is free and it is as good, as far as I can tell. You may have to buy a foot pedal that will work with it, or may not. Mine does not. Try the keyboard controls though and see what you think.
Converting voice files to digital files

I have a Voice Solutions dictation system that will happily convert DS4000 voice files to digital when they are downloaded (wave files). However, it will not recognize any other files for conversion. I had a physician download .WAM files from his DS-30 and my dictation system would not convert it. Anyone have any suggestions?  I would greatly appreciate any input.


An ExpressScribe Question
How do you set the backspace when I lift my foot off the pedal?  Mine is not backspacing at all and I can't' figure out how to set it.  Thanks.
contact expressscribe..sm
a lot of these programs were not ready for Vista yet. I would have waited at least a year before buying Vista due to just that reason. Personally maybe you should have found out of ExpressScribe was compatible with Vista prior to buying the laptop with it preinstalled. It would have saved a lot of hassle.
You might try downloading ExpressScribe.
I think it has a few test files when you first down load it that you could practice on.
expressScribe/Quicktime sm


I downloaded ExpressScribe for work but I also have QuickTime so I can use ITunes.  The QuickTime seems to over-ride the ExpressScribe and play the audio files which are dictation.  I want to use the ExpressScribe so I can use my foot pedal.  When I uninstall QuickTime ExpressScribe works, when I reinstall QuickTime only QuickTime works.  So QuickTime must be set to default or something.

Anybody know how I can get both these to work or is there another player that will work with the USB footpedal to play the dictations but still allow QuickTime on the computer for other stuff?


ExpressScribe hot keys
If you open the ExpressScribe and go to control, then hot key set up you can make it work by assigning keys.  I work in MS Word and was using F5 to open files, but when I have the ExpressScribe reduced and hit F5 it opens the ExpressScribe window instead of my Word file.  I just assigned a different key to open and close the ExpressScribe.  You can also create a new one to assign a file to "done" so you don't have to use your mouse.
ExpressScribe question...sm

I am taking a test for a part time job.  It is required to download ExpressScribe to take the test.  I also had to install some additional files so that ExpressScibe would recognize .sri files.  I did this also.  Well when I go to play the file on there there is nothing, and it says under duration of file:  00:00 minutes.  It is like the file has nothing on it.  Did I do something wrong or is that file corrupated or what? 

ExpressScribe is locking up my

Has anyone had this happened to you lately?  I have been Express Scribe for years and never had any issues with it.  About 2 or 3 weeks ago ES started making my computer run really really really slow.  I checked the Task Manager and it says that ES is making my computer run at 100%.  Why is this?  If I close ES everything runs fine.  I contactd tech support 3 times but they have never gotten back to me.  I even uninstalled it and reinstalled it and that didn't work either.   What should I do?  Are there other free transcription audio players out there?

Thanks so much in advance

You can download ExpressScribe for free.
Do a Google search for the URL.   You can use your keyboard to control the dictation to do testing.  
I use Dictaphone ExText with ExpressScribe.
Question about ExpressScribe & Vista

My mother uses ExpressScribe and she has recently upgraded to Vista.   She is still able to get ExpressScribe to work but her serial foot pedal no longer works.  We purchased an adapter, but haven't had any success getting it to work with Vista.

Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.



If you got the file there, then you should be able to download ExpressScribe and load it into
I use an Infinity and it works fine with ExpressScribe. (nm)
If a service wants you to use GearPlayer, though, you can't substitute with ExpressScribe. nm
ExpressScribe-Computer running slow

My ExpressScribe is making my computer run really really slow and in the task manager it is at 100%.  When I close it, my computer works fine?  How do I fix this?  Thanks

Check out ExpressScribe. There is a way with them and it is free. Microcassettes also.
Did you save files in .rtf format? The files need to be
as a Word document or it won't count them. Could be the problem.
Anyone know if a pedal with Dictaphone adapter will work with ExpressScribe?

Thanks !!!


Gearplayer, Cyberplayer, ExpressScribe,Transcription Buddy, Stop/Start questions

When you work for yourself which voice player do you prefer?  I have tried all of the above players and all of them seem to distort the voice when you slow it down.  Why can't these players slow down files like the platforms MTSOs use? 

Most companies do no use their only files (HIPAA). They use files provided by other companies, serv
If you can get through the test files, then the sound quality on the actual company files is better. And, the dictation is never as bad as the test files, plus you have QA to help with hard blanks.
Please don't delete - We need you!
I do not understand why this post continues to be deleted.  I am simply stating what you have already said in your statement to the board.  It IS sad to think that this wonderful board, who has been so supportive of American MTs, seems to have  given up the good fight.  I truly believe if legislation to enforce HIPAA regulations, as well as regulations on financial records, is focused on, rather than simply trying to compete monetarily with offshoring (which, frankly, we cannot do), we will have a real chance of at least stopping the flow of medical and financial personal records from leaving this country.  Just because outsourcing exists does not make it right, and as long as we continue to fight it there is a chance to make a real difference.  There are still many, MANY physicians for whom the "bottom line" is not the most important aspect of transcription, and many others who have experience offshore transcription first hand and realize the quality is not there.  As long as there are people in this industry like Sheri with integrity and the willingness to fight for what they believe, even if it is against the odds, there is hope.  THAT is why I am quite saddened to see this particular forum, one of the staunchest supporters of US-only transcription for US physicians, fall by the wayside.  I don't think I"m bashing anyone.  I'm just hoping you will reconsider.  We need people like you!!
I just hit DELETE.
I never say a word to them
Delete what???

At what point does delete that go to far?  It's an op note and I get the pre and post diagnosis, procedure, surgeon, asst, anesthesia, etc. Then she goes on to hpi, ros, fh, sh, meds, allergies, and exam.  After exam she realizes that she's doing an op note and tells me to delete that and start over from preop diagnosis.  Needles to say she was an extremely difficult to understand ESL, wasted about 20 minutes of typing time that I won't get paid for and I had to split my shift. 

Sorry y'all it was vent or scream.  I chose the vent to not wake up the family.

delete it
when i worked in editscript, i typed right through microsoft word.  it was prerequisite that i get rid of all msworks or it would mess everything up.  i would delete msworks.
delete key
The reason the delete key is not above the arrow keys is that with this keyboard you will do as much work with your thumbs as possible. This is part of what makes it ergonomic, & I would strongly suggest re-learning "delete" in its current position rather than try to circumvent their system. When I first got my Kinesis keyboard 7 years ago I went through a whole relearning process that was kind of slow & frustrating but worth it in the long run, & now I'm glad I didn't try to do an end-run around their thought process.

But you program keys this way:

Hit "Program" (upper right-hand corner) + F11. The 4 keyboard lights will flash quickly. Then hit the key you want to reprogram. The lights will flash slowly. Then keystroke what you want the key to do. When you are finished hit Program + F11 again. The lights will go out. It's programmed.

Delete resume
I am trying to delete my resume from the bank and can modify but can't figure out how to delete it.  Help, please.
why do you want to delete your resume - sm
are you getting too many calls for work??? If you are, then I want to put my resume on there!!!
Please delete the below posts

Thank you.

Please Delete my Post.
Now I am Jodi, what do you say?
Delete them.........esp if you no longer do them...

For private MDs, I only keep their diskettes 6 months, since ALL the work and an additional diskette has been provided when I returned the work.........

If you worked for a national, you need to send the diskettes to them I would think.........that is, IF you worked for a national MT company.  If not, I'd just delete them..........keeping the floppies for myself.........for future....(yep, I still use floppy disks...*LOL*).........


You say you can't cancel it - does that mean you can't delete it?

Have you tried using both the delete button on your keyboard and the delete icon in Outlook Express?

If your camera came with any kind of software, you should be able to reduce the size of the pictures so that this won't happen again. A lot of times I will do a test email and send the picture to myself to be sure it isn't too large.

If your camera didn't come with software and you don't have Photoshop (and don't want to spend the bucks for Photoshop), there are lots of freeware/shareware downloads for basic photo editing software. Just Google it and I'm sure you will find something that fits your needs.

not sure on this, but maybe just delete and replace nm
Delete the abbrev and put it in again sm
You have inadvertently hit the enter key at some point in this process.  If you have added it as a Smart Block, this is just what happens and is why I don't use that facet of it in Word.
Delete Key question
Forgive my ignorance, but is there any way I can assign another key to work as a delete key?  - Thanks!   
Delete manually

C\:Documents and Settings

Select the User and there you will find a folder "Favorites" usually with a star icon. Open and delete the links manually in it.

If you really don't want to cause hard feelings, just delete it
and if they ask always say that you just haven't had the time to check e-mails lately.
Just delete them, never respond. Its a scam. nm
In MS Word I did something to delete my little disk on the....sm

task bar and also the page that opens a new document and the print preview page.  There are probably more missing.  How do I get them back?

thx so much

Did you look in your recycle bin to see if maybe you hit delete by accident...nm