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    Please reset folder number? HELP

    Never had that with any M?

    Suddenly my card is full (even if I delete pictures) and the screen on my Monochrom asks for a reset of the folder number.

    Anybody with experience of this problem.

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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by hasselbladfan View Post
    Never had that with any M?

    Suddenly my card is full (even if I delete pictures) and the screen on my Monochrom asks for a reset of the folder number.

    Anybody with experience of this problem.
    I'm unfamiliar with the problem or camera (or Leica, where
    not Panasonic). What is the current folder number?

    Just some assoc'd info I know, though, from Pany L- & GX7s,
    and Oly E-M5 regarding different notions for "Reset" :
    with the Pany cameras, Reset is a command that will have
    the effect of bumping folder # +1 IFF there is some file in
    the current folder, and then setting the (next) file # to 001;
    whereas with Oly (E-M5 at least), Reset puts the camera in
    a state such that if an empty memory card exists (say, via
    Format), the folder # is reset to 100 and the file # to 0001
    (yeah, extra '0' for Pany).
    (I got to learn this in wanting for various Pany bodies to have
    each w/unique filenames which begin P<folder#> and so needing
    to photo-reset-photo-reset... until bumping to P200, P300.
    And for starting w/0001 in Oly on new year, needing a new
    card, and then the Reset state (having my first part of filename
    a year-month-day indicator (now G214).)

    Conceivably, wrt to your Leica situation, the issue revolves
    around file #s and the next-to-issue one irrespective of
    extant files in the folder --i.e., that a folder will hold #s
    001 .. 999 no matter if one deletes some portion of these;
    that if file #999 on prior shot, that's spent and gone and
    a rollover to 001 awaits a new folder!?
    But why this new folder doesn't come automatically is
    beyond me.

    -d.
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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by hasselbladfan View Post
    Never had that with any M?

    Suddenly my card is full (even if I delete pictures) and the screen on my Monochrom asks for a reset of the folder number.

    Anybody with experience of this problem.
    Is this the original Monochrom? If so you should have a menu option to reset the folder numbers which should help. It might also help to format your card in the computer with this software in case it got messed up somehow.
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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by joakim View Post
    Is this the original Monochrom?
    Yes, it is. I tried to reset it with the folder management, but nothing happens.

    I will try the software tonight. Thanks.

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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by drofnad View Post
    But why this new folder doesn't come automatically is
    beyond me.

    -d.
    It may be self-inflicted. I used this card once with a Fuji when my other card was full.

    I guess Leica prefers monogamy.

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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Have you just reached photo 10,000? I seem to remember my M9 did not auto roll over and I had to manually create a folder called 101.

    john
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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by hasselbladfan View Post
    It may be self-inflicted. I used this card once with a Fuji when my other card was full.

    I guess Leica prefers monogamy.
    Well, if you simply inserted a card from another camera
    & file system, without (re-)Format-ing it, then I'd expect
    the current one to seek and not find a folder of the
    expected name, and ... <your problem, thus> !?
    But if you Format'd the from-Fuji card, it shouldn't be a problem.
    (hmmm, but how, if the former, were you able to find/see/delete ...?)

    As for 10,000 pics, I thought of that but it shouldn't be
    up to the user to roll over (egadz!) when folder #s beyond
    the current one are handy. Pany file #s go 0001 .. 0999
    (so, roughly 1000), and folder #s 100 .. 999 (so, roughly
    900), and 900_000 would be a LOT of shooting (IMO)!

    .:. time for a new camera! (or Back to Film!)

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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by drofnad View Post

    .:. time for a new camera! (or Back to Film!)
    A new camera is always a good thought.

    Honey, on GetDPI they think I need a new camera. LOL

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    Re: Please reset folder number? SOLVED

    Since it gave me the same message with a different card, I had to totally reformat the cards I use on this camera.

    Very strange. Solved, but scary.

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    Re: Please reset folder number? HELP

    Good to hear that the problem was solved.
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