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Old May 16, 2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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I have a FINPIX s7000 and really like it. I have only had it a few months. I have purchased an XD card to use with it and have had no problems untill...I help my wife with a scrapbook project and scan about 100 images from our scanned to the XD card. Now that space is used and the camera won't delete these images. Is there an easy salution?




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Old May 16, 2005, 12:28 PM   #2
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Try formatting the card via the camera's menus (Setup, Format).


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Old May 16, 2005, 1:31 PM   #3
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Thanks JIM!

I don't know why I didn't think of that! I am still learning how to use this camera.

(IT WORKED!)

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Old May 16, 2005, 4:45 PM   #4
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they were probably 'read only' or protected (lock icon)

use the menus to 'unprotect' images before individual deletion
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they were probably 'read only' or protected (lock icon)

use the menus to 'unprotect' images before individual deletion
Most cameras won't recognize images that were created with something other than the camera model being used. That's the case here (images came from scanning prints and were copied to the memory card).

So, the only way to delete them with the camera is to use a format from the camera menus (since the camera won't recognize the images during playback in order to delete them).

You could also use a PC to delete them (or use a PC to format the card, provided you made sure to use FAT as the file system type, since many models won't support Window's default 32 bit FAT).

It's safer to use the camera since it knows the format types it supports (and you also take any problems with the USB driver out the equation, as well as any problems with writes being cached by the operating system).

I format my memory cards before every use via a camera's menus, and always have.


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