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Hard drive full cannot delete

The hard drive says it is full but the movies will not play , it says no files stored. I cannot delete anything and I tried to reset it and nothing changed. The camera plays thru the computer and I can copy into folder but can not burn to a dvd+rw. I am using power producer Any suggestions? I would like to find a better manual.

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Re: hard drive full cannot delete

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Right mouse click and "save target as" to save each manual to a file

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Why should anyone have a problem deleting files & folders from the PC? The Jvc video files on your hard drive are just that.

There are 2 ways of deleting these video files. One, thru the Cyberlink PowerCinema. Just open the programme, select Back Up folder, then select the files (Tick each) and click Delete on the left menu. Two, direct delete from the Hard Disk. Go to e-drive, open MyWorks, go to videos, highlight the video files, click the Del Button on your keyboard, say 'yes'. End of the session, just open the Recycle Bin and empty it up.

I hope this solves your problem. However, if it is that you need to delete the files in your camera, there are options in its menu as well.


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Download and install adobe reader, if needed

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