If your SD card is giving you problems then it could be the case that your storage is full-on your dashcam with locked videos, this means you need to go through and delete some to free up storage.
To delete dashcam videos you can either do it through the camera itself, the dashcam app or by plugging the dashcam into your computer to view and delete files.
In our informational guide below we will cover why videos can often get deleted from dashcams, how to delete files, format your SD card and even recover deleted files from your dashcam.
If your review your dashcam footage only to find that files keep getting deleted then this could be due to the fact your dashcam runs with loop recording.
Loop recording is set on most dashcams and overwrites old videos with new ones to free up space, this operates on the idea that newer files are more important than old videos and stops you from having to manually go through and delete them.
For important videos that you don't want loop recording to delete you can normally lock them on most cams via a button which will store them into a different folder, some cams additionally store videos due to their G-sensor which detects when the impact is felt while recording, it then automatically puts this in the important folder.
Although dashcams differ, most cams operate the same when it comes to deleting files, we will list how to delete files in three different ways which can be done on most dashcams below.
Another way to easily delete the files on your dashcam is by formatting it, there are two ways you can do this which we will list below, but you should be aware that it will delete all the files on your cam, not just the selected.
You might be wondering if there's any way you can recover dashcam files that have been accidentally deleted? Well, most of the time if your dashcam files have been overwritten or deleted then you can't get them back, but you could always try recovery software to get them back, there are a few different types on the market.
We've listed a basic outline of using one of these tools below.
Overall, deleting videos from your dashcam is a simple process, for ease of use, we would suggest doing it via a computer to have a better view and avoid deleting any dashcam files accidentally. Remember that your dashcam automatically overwrites files, so to avoid losing any important footage we would suggest backing up your cams SD card often.
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