Emptying USB drive?

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  • #27813
    Emanuel NorrbyEmanuel Norrby
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    Hi!

    I recently bought a pair of uTrack24:s for playing backing tracks and I’m currently using them on a live show that premieres pretty soon. I have a question about the USB drives I’m using. When I’m exporting (Export batch), it doesn’t seem to overwrite files, the free storage space just decreases after every export. My AudioLib (containing all the files for the show) is about 4,5 GB and every time I’m exporting it adds ANOTHER 4,5 GB instead of overwriting the files. I tried emptying the folders on the USB drives before doing my last export but it still says that space is being used. What am I doing wrong here? Do I need to format the drives in my machines before exporting? Every time? It’s not a problem yet but given all the changes normally being made to a show during rehearsals, I’m gonna need to know how to do this properly… Probably a newbie mistake but please help me out here! 🙂

    /Emanuel

    #27814
    Laszlo .Laszlo
    Keymaster

    Hi Emanuel,

    There’s this option in the uTool it called “quick export” and “force overwrite”
    Please use the force overwrite mode if you want to overwrite your songs. This is possible only if you export the song with the same name.

    #27816
    Emanuel NorrbyEmanuel Norrby
    Participant

    Thanks Laszlo!

    …but doesn’t “Export batch” always use Force overwrite?

    #27817
    Laszlo .Laszlo
    Keymaster

    Actually you are right.
    The batch export mode using force overwrite by default.

    In this case your question are quiet interesting.
    Where the export processing finishing do you see (eg in file explorer) the 4.5GB new files?
    You could try to format the drive then check again by exporting the data twice what happens. We had some strange behavior where the file system was damaged (partially) on the drive and some folder/file where not visible in the file explorer. That problem can be solved by formatting the drive. But I’m not sure you have a same problem or not.

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