How To Delete Files From GoPro HERO3 [Solved] 2022

To delete files, photos, and videos from GoPro HERO3, follow the procedure below;

  • Copy the files you wish to delete from your camera’s SD card to the computer
  • Next, go to the “Settings” menu on the camera. You can do this by pressing the gear icon, which will take you to the Settings mode
  • Under “Settings,” locate the “Delete” option
  • To delete, you can either select the option to delete only the “last” picture or video or choose the “All/Format” option to delete more

You can use this method to delete files, including photos and videos, on your GoPro HERO3, HERO4, and other earlier models. You have to follow a different procedure to delete files on the latest models.

How to delete files on the GoPro app?

If you are finding it difficult to delete files on your GoPro HERO3, you can easily download the app on your phone and delete files from there. The GoPro app is available for both Android and iOS devices and allows you to delete photos and videos.

The option to delete files and other items can be found in the “Settings” menu. You can also find it in the delete “previous” or “all/format” section of the app.

To delete specific files on the GoPro app, follow the procedure below;

  • Open the GoPro app
  • Tap the GoPro Media icon. This looks like a grid
  • On the new window, select “Edit,” and choose the file you wish to delete

To delete files using the last shot or “All/Format,” follow the procedure below;

  • Open the GoPro app
  • Navigate to the “Settings” menu. The icon looks like a wrench
  • On the new window, scroll down and find the “Delete” option
  • Select “Last” or “All/Format” to delete the file

By selecting “All/Format,” you will be deleting all the files and every other item saved on your GoPro app. You can not restore these files after you delete them. Therefore, you should be very cautious while deleting them.

How to delete files on HERO5 Session + HERO Session/HERO4 Session

As I mentioned earlier, deleting files on the latest models of the GoPro HERO is quite different from the procedure of HERO3. To delete files on the GoPro mentioned above models, follow the procedure below;

  • First, copy all the files you want to delete from your camera’s SD card to the computer. This will serve as backup for the next time you need them
  • Make sure that the SD card is installed in the camera. You can check again, so it is properly installed
  • After checking, press the Menu button on the camera to remove it from Sleep mode. This will wake it
  • When the camera comes up, press the Menu button behind it repeatedly until it brings out a “Delete File” option
  • You can use the “Shutter” button on the top to select which file you wish to delete
  • When you find the file, press the “Shutter” button again. This will highlight the “Format SD card” option
  • After that, you can confirm by pressing the menu button. This will highlight the checkmark you have selected
  • After highlighting, press the “Shutter” button on the top to confirm the action. The SD card will begin to format

How to delete files on GoPro HER06 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO(2018)

The models mentioned above of the GoPro HERO are also newer and have different methods to delete files on them. To delete files on these models, follow the procedure below;

  • First of all, ensure you copy the files from the camera’s SD card to the computer
  • Also, make sure the SD card is installed in the camera. You should install the SD card in the camera before anything
  • After installation, start the camera
  • Swipe down on the touchscreen of your camera
  • Select “Preferences
  • In the new window, scroll to the bottom and select “Format SD Card.
  • Click “Delete” to confirm, and your files will be deleted

How to delete files on the latest GoPro HERO models

The latest models of GoPro HERO include;

  • HERO10 Black
  • HERO9 Black
  • HERO8 Black
  • MAX
  • HERO7 Black
  • HERO7 Silver
  • HERO7 White

The models mentioned above are the latest, and you can quickly delete files from them too. To do so, follow the procedure below;

  • As usual, copy the required files to the computer from the camera’s SD card
  • After copying it, install the SD card in the camera
  • After installation, start the camera
  • These models are also touch-sensitive so that you can control them with touches
  • Swipe down on the touchscreen on other models except for HERO9/10 Black. For HERO9/10 Black, swipe down then left
  • Select “Preferences
  • On the new window, scroll to the bottom and click “Reset.
  • A pop-up menu will appear; select “Format SD Card.”
  • You will be asked to confirm by pressing “Format” on the next screen

By doing this, you are formatting the micro SD card and deleting all its contents, including files, photos, and videos. You can never recover them back.

Why can’t I delete files in my GoPro HERO3?

First of all, make sure you follow the procedure I explained earlier in the article to delete files on your GoPro HERO3. However, you might still be unable to delete files on your camera for some reason.

This usually depends on the SD card you are using. For some SD cards, you might find a switch on one side with a line marked with a Lock. If the tab is in the Lock position, you will be unable to delete files on such an SD card.

To delete files, ensure that the switch on the SD card is in Unlock position. After doing this, deleting your files should be quick and easy.

Wrapping Up

GoPro does not come with internal storage, hence the need to purchase external memory like an SD card. However, your SD card will get full after some time, so you have to delete the files or get a new one.

If you want to conserve resources, I will advise that you copy the files on it to your computer and then delete it on your GoPro. All you have to do is follow the procedure I explained.

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