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Olympus DS-30 recorder: memory is full but there are no files to delete

I have downloaded files successfully to my PC. I have been recording in ST XQ mode which fives about 4 hours of recording time. When I start recording a new file, the memory available bar shows almost full and beneath it shows 4h17m, so it appears that downloading the files did not clear the available memory. Removing the batteries and powering back up did not reset the memory. Suggestions?
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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Nothing out of the ordinary happened. Copied files to computer, ejected the recorder. Turned it on to delete the files from unit and the above problem started.

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1.Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder.
Every time the FOLDER button is pressed, it cycles through folders and the List display will appear (+P20).

2
Press the + or button to choose the file you want to erase.

3
Press the ERASE button. The “Cancel” indicator flashes.

4
Press the + button to choose “Erase”.

5
Press the OK button. The display changes to “File Erase!” and erasing will start. “Erase Done” is displayed when the file is erased. File numbers will be reassigned automatically

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 04, 2008

    here is the page that I got this info from with a detailed diagram, good luck

    http://www.fixya.com/support/p514265-oly...

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 04, 2008

    Let me know if you need any further help or whether this didn't solve your problem.

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 05, 2008

    are you sure all of the files are removed and that some may not be hiding in a different folder?

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 05, 2008

    I know that you said that you erased all of the folders but maybe some locked folders didn't get deleted or something, try to erase all files from every folder even if there aren't any showing and let me know what happens



    4.1.3 Erase all files from a folder

    All files in a folder can be erased simultaneously.





    The locked files (chapter 4.3) and the files set to read-only on the
    PC will not be erased.






    (1)
    Press the Folder button (left
    button underneath the display) to select the folder in which you want to erase
    all files.



    (2)
    Press the Erase button twice
    (separate button outside the circle formation at
    7 o’clock
    position). The “Cancel” indicator flashes. The unit will say “all files erase
    mode”



    (3)
    Press the plus button to choose
    “All Erase”. The unit will say “start erasing all files”. Press the OK button.
    The display changes to “All Erase!” and erasing will start.



    (4)
    “Erase Done” is displayed when
    the files are erased and the unit says “erased finished”. The locked files and
    read-only files are reassigned the file numbers in ascending order, starting
    from “1”. If you don’t do anything the unit will cancel erase and go back to
    the list of files.






    Notes


    ·
    An erased file cannot be
    restored.



    ·
    The locked files and the files
    that are set to read-only will not be erased.



    ·
    If an action is not selected
    within eight seconds on the “Cancel”, “Erase”, or “All Erase” screens, the
    recorder will return to stop status.



    It
    may take over 10 seconds to complete erasing. Never turn the power off or
    remove batteries during this time because data may be corrupted.

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 05, 2008

    Try reformatting the recorder which should clear all memory and reset it to the original settings, follow the below instructions please.



    If you format the recorder, all files will be removed and all
    function settings will return to defaults except date and time settings.
    Transfer any important files to a computer before formatting the recorder.






    If the recorder is formatted, data for guidance, alarm playback, and
    starting/closing tune when the power is turned On/Off will also be erased and
    these features will not be available in the future. If you erase data by
    mistake, connect the recorder to a computer and use DSS Player to copy it to
    the recorder (chapter 9).






    (1)
    While the recorder is stopped,
    press the Menu (centre) button for 1 second or longer. You will hear two very
    fast bleeps.



    -
    The menu opens (chapter 6).


    (2)
    Press the plus or minus (up or
    down) button to choose “Format”.



    (3)
    Press the OK (centre) or right
    button.



    -
    The “Cancel” indicator flashes.



    (4)
    Press the plus button to choose
    “Start”.



    (5)
    Press the OK button.


    -
    After the “Data Will Be
    Cleared” message is on for two seconds, “Cancel” will turn on.



    (6)
    Press the plus button again to
    choose “Start”.



    (7)
    Press the OK button.


    -
    Formatting begins and an
    indicator flashes on the display.



    -
    “Format Done” displays when
    formatting ends.












    Notes


    ·
    Never turn the power off or
    remove batteries during formatting because data may be corrupted. It may take
    over 10 seconds to complete erasing.



    ·
    Never format the recorder from
    a PC.



    ·
    After formatting, recorded
    audio file names may start from 0001.



    ·
    Once the recorder is formatted,
    the music files with DRM may not be transferred to the recorder again.



    ·
    When the recorder is formatted,
    all the saved data, including locked files and read-only files, are erased.






    Let me know how this went, thank you

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 13, 2008

    Please don't forget to rate this solution, thank you very much.



    Let me know if you have any further questions

  • Benjamin Patri
    Benjamin Patri Apr 21, 2008

    please don't forget to rate my solution, thank you

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Did you try erasing the recorder?

Here are the steps for erasing the recorder from the manual:

1 Press the FOLDER button to choose
a folder.
Every time the FOLDER button is pressed, it
cycles through folders and the List display will
appear (P20).
2 Press the + or – button to choose
the file you want to erase.
3 Press the ERASE button.
The “Cancel” indicator flashes.
4 Press the + button to choose
“Erase”.
5 Press the OK button.
The display changes to “File Erase!” and
erasing will start.

“Erase Done” is displayed when the file is
erased. File numbers will be reassigned
automatically.

Try that.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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  • Dean Joly
    Dean Joly Apr 04, 2008

    Formatting the recorder might be better to do in this case, try this:



    1 While the recorder is stopped, press

    the MENU button for 1 second or

    longer.

    The menu opens ( P91,93).

    2 Press the + or – button to choose

    “Format”.

    3 Press the OK or 9 button.

    The “Cancel” indicator flashes.

    4 Press the + button to choose “Start”.

    5 Press the OK button.

    After the “Data Will Be Cleared” message is

    on for two seconds, “Cancel” will turn on.

    6 Press the + button again to choose

    “Start”.

    7 Press the OK button.

    Formatting begins and an indicator flashes

    on the display.



    “Format Done” displays when formatting ends.

  • Dean Joly
    Dean Joly Apr 04, 2008

    Take note of this before formatting:



    Notes

    • Never turn the power off or remove batteries during formatting because data may be corrupted. It may

    take over 10 seconds to complete erasing.

    • Never format the recorder from a PC.

    • After formatting, recorded audio file names may start from 0001.

    • Once the recorder is formatted, the music files with DRM may not be transferred to the recorder again.

    • When the recorder is formatted, all the saved data, including locked files and read-only files, are erased.

  • Dean Joly
    Dean Joly Apr 04, 2008

    Did you use DSS to copy the files from the recorder? I'm not finding any evidence that this deletes the file from the recorder. Also it is not suggested to modify the folders using Windows Explorer but you may be able to delete the files using your computer that was, just don't mess with folder names or structures.

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