I'm running Fusion v6 and a Windows 7 Home Premium virtual machine. The Sony Digital Voice Editor Software installs fine, but doesn't recognize the voice recorder (ICD SX-25, an older model) when I connect via USB. I've told Fusion to have Windows, not MacOS, recognize the USB device. From error messages I've received and what I can see in the Windows device manager, it appears that the driver for the device hasn't been installed.
When I installed the software on a Windows 2000 virtual machine I ran into the same problem of the recorder not being recognized.
On the other hand, I had no problems at all after installing the software on my wife's Lenovo PC running Windows XP Professional. The genuine PC recognizes the recorder and I can work with the voice files on it. Help!
Are you running the latest drivers and Digital Voice Editor software (currently 3.3.01) available on Sony's website? Sony eSupport - ICD-SX25 - Drivers &amp; Software
I have previously encountered the same trouble you describe (works on physical, not recognized in a virtual machine) with an ancient ICD-P28, but it's been years since I tried it and I was unaware of the newer drivers until just now... maybe they will help...
OK, it was worth a try.
Last time I investigated the problem with my ICD-P28 (years ago) and the older Digital Voice Editor software, I concluded that the hardware is not compliant with the USB specification... From a USB perspective, the device and its driver are quite a mess, and it seemed to be a matter of luck that the device is capable of functioning in the real world at all.
I can pass my ICD-P28 over to our USB team and ask them to take another look, but my recollection suggests that it is unlikely that the device will be supportable.
If you could collect some logs and device information I can try to compare what's happening for you with Darius's device. Please install "Hardware IO Tools for Xcode" on your OS X host and "USBView" in your Windows guest. From the OS X tools you will find an application called "USB Prober" which can be used to generate a "Bus Probe" that will give me detailed information about the devices connected to your system, including the recorder. A screenshot of USBView with the recorder device selected will do the same in the Windows guest so I can compare the two.