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Problem deleting files.

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by shoehorn, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. shoehorn

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    Hi,

    I'm running XP home, with my capture drive set as NTFS.
    When I've finished editing and burnt to disc (or whatever), I try to delete the original captured file (in excess of 12Gb - for the hour of DV) using windows explorer.
    I'm told that the file is too big to fit in the recycle bin - so click OK.
    When I look at the properties of the capture drive, the file I've "deleted" is not there, BUT the 12Gb (or so) of disc space has not been "re-claimed".
    So let's say that my drive is 60Gb, after 4 or 5 captures and edits, I have to reformat the drive to be able to keep on using it, or else I'm told that the drive is full - even though the files I'm "deleting" (as above) don't show up any more.
    Any ideas what I'm doing wrong please -
    I'm sure (hoping!) that it's me being stupid.....!!!

    Thanks.
     
  2. melliott1963

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  3. MikeyB

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    Hi shoehorn,

    Try holding down the Shift key when you delete the file, this will stop Windows from trying to put the file into the recycle bin.
    Might help.

    Cheers
    MikeyB
     

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