Storage volumes formatted by 7-Series recorders generate three folders in the volume's root. These folders are named FALSETAKES, TRASH, and SOUNDDEV. The FALSETAKES and TRASH folders can be viewed and emptied from the 7-Series recorder. The SOUNDDEV folder is hidden and cannot be accessed from the 7-Series recorder; it is only visible when the storage medium is mounted to a computer.

The SOUNDDEV folder is used for storage of important "housekeeping" information used by the 7-Series, including user-defined settings and lists. This information is saved in the SOUNDDEV folder on the primary storage volume of the 7-Series. CompactFlash is the primary volume for the 702 and 702T. The internal drive is the primary volume for the 722, 744T, and 788T.

Do not manually alter any files located in the SOUNDDEV folder. Altering files can cause unpredictable behavior. Sound Devices provides a convenient online tool for building SML files. Use the  7-Series SML File Generator to generate numerous entries for Scene Names, Project (Top-Level) Folders, Roll (Mid-Level) Folders, and Scene (Bottom-Level) Folders. Copy the new SML file to the SOUNDDEV folder, overwriting the old file.

SOUNDDEV Folder Contents

File Name Description
SD<model number>.SUP File name sample: SD744T.SUP. This is a user setup file that can be saved or loaded from the Setup Menu option Quick Setup. The SUP file saves all settings made in the Setup Menu. Using this file the user can quickly restore settings or share settings between multiple units. The SUP file is the only file located in the SOUNDDEV folder that is useful to the user.
SDINFO.TXT 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. SDINFO.TXT contains information on the last file recorded.
TAKELIST.BIN 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TAKELIST.BIN contains take list data in binary format.
PROJECTFOLDERS.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Can be replaced with SML file generated by the 7-Series SML File Generator. PROJECTFOLDERS.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Top-Level Folder selection of the File: Folder Options Setup Menu option.
ROLLFOLDERS.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. 7-Series SML File Generator. ROLLFOLDERS.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Mid-Level Folder selection of the File: Folder Options Setup Menu option.
SCENEFOLDERS.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. 7-Series SML File Generator. SCENEFOLDERS.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Bottom-Level Folder selection of the File: Folder Options Setup Menu option.
SCENENAMES.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. 7-Series SML File Generator. SCENENAMES.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Setup Menu option Rec: Scene Name/Number.
SCENENAME Folder 7-Series internal bookkeeping folder. Do not alter files. The SCENENAME folder contains LML files which contain any custom scene name lists that have been saved.
METERSCALE Folder 7-Series internal bookkeeping folder. Do not alter files. The METERSCALE folder contains LML files which contain any custom meter scale lists that have been saved. 788T only.
METERSCALE.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. METERSCALE.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made in the Meter: Scale Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRACKNAME Folder 7-Series internal bookkeeping folder. Do not alter files. The TRACKNAME folder contains LML files which contain any custom track name lists that have been saved.
TRKANAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter.TRKANAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track A selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option.
TRKBNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKBNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track B selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option.
TRKCNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKCNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track C selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 744T and 788T only.
TRKDNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKDNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track D selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 744T and 788T only.
TRKENAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKENAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track E selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKFNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKFNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track F selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKGNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKGNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track G selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKHNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKHNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track H selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKINAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKINAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track X1 selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKJNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKJNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track X2 selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKLNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKLNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track L selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.
TRKRNAME.SML 7-Series internal bookkeeping file. Do not alter. TRKRNAME.SML contains any entry and setting that has been made under the Track R selection of the Rec: Track Names Setup Menu option. 788T only.

SOUNDDEV Folder and Sound Files

In firmware versions earlier than 2.09 the SOUNDDEV folder was viewable from the 7-Series recorder File Viewer. When "no folders" was selected as the folder behavior in these earlier versions of firmware, sound files were written to the SOUNDDEV folder. With the introduction of 2.09 and its additional file management features, the SOUNDDEV folder no longer was used to store sound files. It became the storage location for internal bookkeeping files. In files generated without a specified folder selected in firmware 2.09 and later, sound files will be saved to the volume root. Any sound files previously written to the SOUNDDEV folder must be moved in order to be viewed by 7-Series recorders running firmware 2.09+. To move files the 7-Series recorder must be mounted to a computer via FireWire.