How To Delete THETA V Hidden Media Files


#1

Camera has no files on it, but something is taking up 5.2 GB of space.

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The Fix

Log into shell with adb

cd into /sdcard/DCIM/

locate hidden files

Use ls -l in both /sdcard/, /sdcard/DCIM/, and /sdcard/DCIM/100RICOH.

Locate for a set of huge files that are video or audio format. In the example below, there are .wav audio files from a failed video recording test.

Delete extra files

The THETA V shell is the Android OS, which uses Linux commands. Asterisk * is a wildcard that matches any character. command to delete all files with a .wav extension is:

 rm  *.wav

Be careful. You cannot recover the files. If you do not have confidence in your command line ability, ask a friend for help.

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The ls command will list the files. I verified that I do not have the files on the shell.

Reboot camera

Press the power off button for longer than 8 seconds. Once the camera is off, start the camera.

Plug camera back in and verify storage

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This technique requires that your camera be unlocked in developer mode. It is free to unlock your camera.

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The application process does take some time, but you’ll have more camera functionality. There’s no downside to unlock the camera as far as I can tell. It just takes some effort.

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#2

Hi, @codetricity
Anyone can develop “Storage Cleaner Plugin” to eliminate the unnecessary files?
Unfortunately, I can’t. But I promise to use it.

Toyo


#3

That’s a great idea!

It would seem easy to create.

I wonder if other tools on Mac or PC can already find the hidden files. It would seem like it would be a common problem.