I was unable to recover it with any combination of efforts, and finally decided just to buy a replacement.
As a determined geek, I figured I could fix this thing by myself.
Googled for some results, and get a bunch of tales of woe about sending the thing back to the manufacture for more than I paid for it in the first place.
On Monday, I took it into work with me, tried to copy off some of the files onto another thumb drive I have there, and ended up with a File System Corrupted error.
Print, print page 1, rename the bookmark, delete from my manuals?
So I wanted to get a little more storage space on an MP3 player, and m comes along and sends me a deal on a 4Gb.
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