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Inaccessible options I PURCHASED THIS CAMERA AND AFTER USING IT FOUND THAT THE DELETE FOLDERS, AND FORMAT CARD OPTIONS ARE INACCESSIBLE. TOOK CAMERA BACK AND GOT ANOTHER ONE. SAME PROBLEM. SEEMS LIKE THESE FUNCTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE. ANYONE KNOW HOW TO ACTIVATE THESE FEATURES? TOSHIBA SUPPORT WANT $2O TO ANSWER ANY TECH QUESTION. NOT A GOOD COMPANY FEATURE, BUT I LIKE THE CAMERA. PLEASE HELP, ANYONE?

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I downloaded the owners manual for the 4300 and on pages 99 and 100, it has detailed instructions for doing those functions. Also note, that it says to hold down the erase button for 2 seconds to bring up the menu you need. If you have followed those instructions and can not do a format, you should check the SD media card and make sure that you have not accidently moved the "write protect" switch on the card. If it is write protected, you can not format.

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* Brand and model# needed for specific instructions.
* Check your warranty. Call for service.
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* Depending how you deleted the older files. If you just selected everything and deleted or reformated the card then the camera is looking for a specific formated card or folder to move the files to.
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Erasing a memory card: when erasing a memory card, individual photos are deleted from their directories on the card. You can erase one or more user selected images at a time, or erase all images at one time. However, any images that you've selected to be "protected" through another menu option will not be removed during the erasure process.

Formatting a memory card: format a memory card sample menuFormatting, on the other hand, deletes all images from a memory card, even the ones that may have been protected. It recreates the file system including new directories and folders where images are saved on the card.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of a card.

Low level formatting: some digital cameras offer a low level format in addition to the standard format option. With a low level format, all data on the card is deleted. New directories and folders are also recreated during this process.

A low-level format of a high speed memory card helps ensure smooth continuous shooting at a constant interval. For optimal video performance, it's also recommended that a low level format be done sometime prior to recording.

In camera, not computer: though opinions vary, many recommend formatting a memory card in a digital camera, not via a computer. If you plan to use a memory card that was previously used in another camera, format the card in the new camera before taking any shots.

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Formatting a memory card: format a memory card sample menuFormatting, on the other hand, deletes all images from a memory card, even the ones that may have been protected. It recreates the file system including new directories and folders where images are saved on the card.

Unlike erasing, formatting improves the overall performance of a card.

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In camera, not computer: though opinions vary, many recommend formatting a memory card in a digital camera, not via a computer. If you plan to use a memory card that was previously used in another camera, format the card in the new camera before taking any shots.

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