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CPI files on SD card from camera

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#1 LizziBee


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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:09 AM

I just ran out of memory card space on my camera - there were only four short videos on the SD card at that point, so I was a little confused. Loaded it into the computer and uploaded those files, then went looking through the other folders on the SD card and found a whole folder full of CPI files. Quick google search has informed me what they are. It would seem that every video I've ever taken is being stored on the SD card and when I upload and clear the card, these files are staying there.

I just want to know if they are important and if I need to keep them or if it's OK to delete them, as they've obviously very nearly filled the space on my SD card! They also show up on my camera when viewing photos as a white screen with the message: "This motion image cannot be played" and I never figured what was going on with that until now, as it must still be reading the CPI files. So delete, yes or no, and do the videos that I've taken on my camera and since uploaded to the computer have the information that is in the CPI files?

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:34 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !


If the the earlier videos that you have uploaded to your computer are playing perfectly well on the computer without the memory card being connected then you don't need them and they can be safely deleted.


Just out of curiosity as you know video files tend to be fairly large, several MB up. What size are these CPI files ?  Having also done a quick google these appear to be a sort of log file of each video - date, time, duaration, etc..


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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 29 January 2017 - 06:35 PM.

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