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Regarding the EXEC FILES.... MAY I DELETE THEM? THEY ARE TAKING SPACE AND HAVE NO USE FOR THEM.

 

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Explorer
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Re: Regarding the EXEC FILES.... MAY I DELETE THEM? THEY ARE TAKING SPACE AND HAVE NO USE FOR THEM.

Once you've transferred over the files you want, you can delete all, or better yet, format the SD card. You do not need to, nor should you, keep any files on the card.

Just know, once you format the card you will permanently lose any files on it, so make sure you've transferred to your computer what you want to keep.

If you transferred over all of the content from the SD card and want to know what to keep, there are only three files you most likely want.
.mp4 - these are your videos
.wav - if you used Protune audio or recorded with the Karma drone, a second audio file was created. You probably don't need these.
.gpr if you took a RAW photo it will have this extension. You will need Adobe Lightroom or Adobe camera RAW to view and edit them. If you don't have these programs, go ahead and delete the files. Next time just use WDR or turn off RAW on your camera and the file won't be created.

All the rest, delete. You don't need them.

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GoPro Community Manager
Posts: 5,861

Re: Regarding the EXEC FILES.... MAY I DELETE THEM? THEY ARE TAKING SPACE AND HAVE NO USE FOR THEM.

@grandsand4052 - Are the exec files you're seeing showing up with the suffixes .LRV and .THM? if so, these files refer to the data used to create a low-resolution video in the GoPro App and to make a small thumbnail photo of the media in the camera. They are not necessary to playback your footage on your computer, and you can delete them.

 

These files should only be seen if you've got the SD card plugged directly into the computer, and should not end up imported to your computer if you use import content using our Quik for Desktop program or another importer program. If you drag and drop the .THM and .LRV files from the SD card onto your hard drive, however, they will get saved there. 

 

If the files have other suffixes, please let us know.

 

Thanks,

Jeff

 

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: Regarding the EXEC FILES.... MAY I DELETE THEM? THEY ARE TAKING SPACE AND HAVE NO USE FOR THEM.

I have some .ses files can those be deleted in addition to the .lrv and .thm files? We have the Karma drone that we used with the GoPro. I used image capture on our mac and just grabbed everything. 

Explorer
Posts: 12,112

Re: Regarding the EXEC FILES.... MAY I DELETE THEM? THEY ARE TAKING SPACE AND HAVE NO USE FOR THEM.

Once you've transferred over the files you want, you can delete all, or better yet, format the SD card. You do not need to, nor should you, keep any files on the card.

Just know, once you format the card you will permanently lose any files on it, so make sure you've transferred to your computer what you want to keep.

If you transferred over all of the content from the SD card and want to know what to keep, there are only three files you most likely want.
.mp4 - these are your videos
.wav - if you used Protune audio or recorded with the Karma drone, a second audio file was created. You probably don't need these.
.gpr if you took a RAW photo it will have this extension. You will need Adobe Lightroom or Adobe camera RAW to view and edit them. If you don't have these programs, go ahead and delete the files. Next time just use WDR or turn off RAW on your camera and the file won't be created.

All the rest, delete. You don't need them.