ejecting CF cards

Started Jul 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
trulandphoto
Contributing MemberPosts: 536Gear list
Like?
ejecting CF cards
Jul 7, 2012

I couldn't figure out why, when in my cameras (Canon), my CF cards would show space used, sometimes half the card's capacity. There were no files there and the cards showed empty when attached by card reader to my MacBook Pro. Formatting the cards in the camera freed up the space.

Well, since I saw that ejecting the card automatically emptied the Trash, I had gotten in the habit of simply ejecting the card without first emptying the trash. Evidently this removes the files on the card but doesn't free up the memory. When the trash is emptied before ejecting the card, all is well.

Live and learn.

 trulandphoto's gear list:trulandphoto's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Canon EOS 70D Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Canon Extender EF 1.4x II Sigma 10mm F2.8 EX DC HSM Diagonal Fisheye +5 more
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow