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There are (apparently) some strange "pictures" taking up enormous space on my panasonic DMC-FZ20GN. Oddly, they don't appear as images on the camera, but black screens. When I try to delete them, I get the message "some pictures cannot be deleted". I have tried a reset of the camera, but with no success. How can I get rid of them? Peter Townsend. Sydney.

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  • peteytownsen Dec 28, 2008

    Thank you, Wiz - but I have a MacBookPro. I searched for "devices with removable storage section" but nothing showed up. Is there a way to do what you suggest (which sounds eminently sensible and logical) on a Mac? Peter Townsend.

  • peteytownsen Dec 29, 2008

    Thank you, FixYa Team. Problem solved. I got hold of a card reader and reformatted the card. Thank you, Peter Townsend.

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I think you have these locked on your camera. And usually when you see black it is a video.  Check out the info on the file when linked to your mac.  If it,s a video format you might need to view and delete in a video player program.

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    why not rank one of the guys who gave you the solution?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially,there is a feature/provision on the camera to "format" the memory card while attached to said camera. This is an alternative to extracting the memory and formatting it using your Mac.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

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Hi
Plug your media card into a card reader on your computer and delete the photos there, or you can format the card from your camera and that will delete everything.camera manufacturer tech support recommeded this one
http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital-imag...

I hope this also works for you.

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    ABHISHEK.C Dec 28, 2008

    OR YOU COULD probably format the memory card in the camera. This will permanently erase all images that have been written to the card. To do this: Press ok - right arrow to Mode Menu - down arrow to Card tab - right arrow to Card Setup and then right arrow to Format - Choose Yes and then press Ok. All images are removed and going forward it should only download current images.


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Attempt to format the card in the camera, if you are unable to format the card you will need to buy a new card as the current one is most likely damaged or faulty.
copy your pictures into your mac first if there are important pictures and then format the card in the camera, there should be a option for that in the setup or settings depends on your camera, surely documented in the user manual.

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The only way to delete these pictured would be to reformat the card . If you have a computer that has a media card reader slot, insert the camera card into the computer. You would get an auto play pop select format the card.

If you donnot have the media card reader slot on your computer, connect the camera to the computer. Click on start and then my computer. Under devices with removable storage section, you would see your media card. Right click on it and then left click on format.

Caution: when you format the card , all pictures and things on the card would be lost



Thanks
proton

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    Mandeep Singh Dec 28, 2008

    Hi,

    Follow the instructions below, to format the card

    connect the memory card to the Mac, launch Disk Utility from Applications > Utilities, choose the memory card from the left hand column, click on the Erase tab, choose MS-DOS File System from the Volume Format drop down menu and click on the Erase button



    Thanks

    Proton



    Note :If you are not able to delete the files , from the card , the same files maybe the system files for the camera , that it puts on the card. You can replace the memory card and check

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