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PM Erase source disk ..
« on: December 17, 2015, 01:41:31 AM »
Hello,

PM does not <erase source disk> if the cardreader is connected via Firewire/Thunderbolt adapter.


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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 08:07:31 AM »
Oryk,

PM does not <erase source disk> if the cardreader is connected via Firewire/Thunderbolt adapter.

PM should only delete the files it Ingests.  It does not format the card.  Did files get Ingested?

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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2015, 12:41:15 AM »
Kirk,

files got Ingested. The card is shown as a volume.

Does PM delete the files it Ingests on a volume ?


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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015, 06:13:02 AM »
files got Ingested. The card is shown as a volume.

Does PM delete the files it Ingests on a volume ?

What do you mean it is shown as a volume?  Would a screenshot illustrate?  Use the 'Attachments and other options' link when you're composing your reply to this message and there you'll be able to upload your JPEG format screenshot.

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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 02:37:03 AM »
Kirk,

in the attached JPG you can see the FIREWIRE connected card as an orange volume and the USB connected card as a white volume.

I dont't know if the diffrent icons of the same cards have to do with the Subject.
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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 09:52:38 AM »
Oryk,

The look of the icon should make no difference.

I'd check permissions of the files on the card and make sure that you're able to delete the files.  If you can't delete them, then Photo Mechanic won't be able to delete them either.

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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 12:07:06 PM »
Kirk,

deleting files/folders via finder is no problem,

but

Ingest Task showed this message:

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Warning: Not erasing volume "/Volumes/EOS_DIGITAL/", because it contains system files or is not a removable volume.
Finished copying from volume "/Volumes/EOS_DIGITAL/".
Volume "/Volumes/EOS_DIGITAL/" has been unmounted and is safe to eject.
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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 08:10:18 PM »
Kirk,

deleting files/folders via finder is no problem,

but

Ingest Task showed this message:

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Warning: Not erasing volume "/Volumes/EOS_DIGITAL/", because it contains system files or is not a removable volume.
Finished copying from volume "/Volumes/EOS_DIGITAL/".
Volume "/Volumes/EOS_DIGITAL/" has been unmounted and is safe to eject.
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OK, well for some unknown reason, the OS is telling us that the disk is not removable.  PM won't 'format' a non-removable disk.

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Re: PM Erase source disk ..
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2015, 10:42:58 PM »
Oryk,

Strange that the disk is shown as non-removable. I would recommend you always format memory cards in your camera anyway and not ever use your computer for this. This is actually standard recommendation.
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