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Deleting IPcam files

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Deleting IPcam files

I inadvertently left an IPcam configured to save snapshots to a NAS drive.

The destination folder contained 661,974 files and I decided to delete them.

Selecting the folder I 'right clicked' and selected 'Delete'.

15 minutes later nothing was happening so I cancelled the process and went to the next up folder.

Selecting the folder I 'right clicked' and selected 'Delete' and the image shows the progress so far

Deleting IPcam files.JPG

9 hours Shocked

There has to be a quicker way.

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Re: Deleting IPcam files

are you doing it across the network?

if so can you not remote on to the nas box using ssh / telnet and delete directly. that should be much quicker.
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Re: Deleting IPcam files

Yes I am but I'm not sure the NAS supports telnet.

Looking into it now......thanks.

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Re: Deleting IPcam files

When deleting files in windows it transfers data to the recycle bin which can take time over a network. If you are absolutely sure you want to completely delete them, you could try the SHIFT + DEL key combination. Hopefully that will speed up the process?

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Re: Deleting IPcam files

Things are now progressing better...

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BTW @dvorak the NAS doesn't support telnet. My Synology does but not this WD Book thingy.

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Re: Deleting IPcam files

I've got a WD My Book Live Duo and can access that using SSH/SFTP.

Let me know if you need more info.

I must have been really bad in a previous life. This is my 3rd ISP in a row that uses lithium.
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Re: Deleting IPcam files

Last night I took the NAS drive to pieces and extracted the HD.

I then connected it directly to my PC but unfortunately neither Windows nor Ubuntu was able to read the contents of the drive.

It is now back on my network minus it's casing and I'm in the slow process of copying as much as possible onto my Synology NAS.

Shouldn't take more that 3 days.

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