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Mar 23, 2011 12:01 |  #1

This is my second CF to just die on me for no reason ......

The first one was a 4 or 8 GB it said CF is full but nothing is on it.
I bought a 16GB and its pretty new only like 6 months old both started to show less amount of pictures I can take. Then When I delete the photos the Canon files deleted also. Now my CF is empty but when I put it in it says full CF :(


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Mar 23, 2011 12:01 |  #2

Do you ever reformat your cards instead of deleting?




  
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Mar 23, 2011 12:40 |  #3

gonzogolf wrote in post #12076798 (external link)
Do you ever reformat your cards instead of deleting?

How do you do that ? I usually delete images on the camera but these last two times I deleted them inside the CF when I had it in the reader. Now its does not work.

Why do CF cards do this ? I didn't know that you have to delete the images in a specific way.


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Mar 23, 2011 13:21 |  #4

On the camera menu is a "Format Card" entry. You can also right-click the card reader drive in Windows Explorer and choose "Format" to format it on your computer, which is my preferred method. Just deleting individual images can eventually build up a bunch of clutter that causes you problem down the road, but I haven't had any trouble with the cards I reformat on the computer (either CF or SD).


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Mar 23, 2011 13:26 |  #5

Definately reformat the card in the camera you are using, even if you "deleted" all the pictures with the camera or the computer. I had the same poblem with a cf card a couple months ago and once I reformated the card with the camera all was good. Recently I had a thumb drive do the same thing. Said it was full, even showed previously deleted items grayed out. So I reformated and all was good once again.


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Mar 23, 2011 14:38 |  #6

kerrysroxy wrote in post #12077075 (external link)
How do you do that ? I usually delete images on the camera but these last two times I deleted them inside the CF when I had it in the reader. Now its does not work.

Why do CF cards do this ? I didn't know that you have to delete the images in a specific way.

Generally you dont have to reformat the card, but something in your method is leaving artifacts on the card that is being interpreted as used data space by the camera. By reformating you give the camera a clean card to start with each time.




  
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Mar 23, 2011 14:42 |  #7

I'm curious what you mean when you say...

kerrysroxy wrote in post #12076792 (external link)
Then When I delete the photos the Canon files deleted also.


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Mar 23, 2011 14:47 |  #8

He probably means that when he opens the folder on his computer..he just deletes the canon folder along with the images.


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Mar 23, 2011 15:17 |  #9

Are you using an Apple computer? I started having this problem once I migrated to a Mac. Reformating fixes it. I reformat in the camera.


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Mar 23, 2011 19:20 |  #10

tnguyen600 wrote in post #12077891 (external link)
He probably means that when he opens the folder on his computer..he just deletes the canon folder along with the images.

What she means is ex :

I got to canon folder 107 open it delete all pictures in this folder. Later or next day put CF in reader folders where gone. usually they stay in there even thought there are no images.

I have a Imac , when I get home I will try to reformat. Thanks everyone I will be back with more questions if I can't figure it out.


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Mar 24, 2011 01:04 as a reply to  @ kerrysroxy's post |  #11

Ok it works fine now , I had same problem with my other cf so maybe I can fix it also ( if I didn't toss it ...)

Ok I have a few more questions so the best way to delete pictures is in the camera ?

My other question has to do with these "files" that pop up after I open the pictures on CS ( only happens with raw images)

ex: _IM_0501.xmp what is this ? They will show up all the time when I open up images in bulk.

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Mar 24, 2011 02:11 |  #12

The best thing to do is transfer the files to your computer or external hard drive with a card reader. Card readers are faster than plugging your camera into the USB slot on the computer. After making sure that the images transferred okay, you can delete them from the card. It's faster just to do it while the card is still in the reader, that way you can see which one's you're deleting. If you deleted all of the images, then when you put the card back into the camera, format the CF card. Formatting deletes everything on the card, so be careful.

Those files are basically your settings for that raw file. If you were to reopen a file that you previously worked on, that file would retain all the settings. You should not have those files on your CF card because you should never edit directly from your storage card. Always work off of a copy of the file on your hard drive.


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Mar 24, 2011 09:01 |  #13

The .xmp are sidecar files, they record changes made to raw files for display. As mentioned above you really need to revamp your process. Copy your images to your hard drive before you do any editing. Rather than delete files, once you have moved them from your computer (and confirmed they are indeed there) reformat the card rather than using the delete command. Never open, edit, and save a file back to the card that you intend to put back in the camera.




  
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Mar 24, 2011 12:55 |  #14

klr.b wrote in post #12081664 (external link)
Those files are basically your settings for that raw file. If you were to reopen a file that you previously worked on, that file would retain all the settings. You should not have those files on your CF card because you should never edit directly from your storage card. Always work off of a copy of the file on your hard drive.

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Mar 24, 2011 16:55 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #15

Thank you so much ! :)


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