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How do I erase a Capture "session"?
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CHIP ROBERTS
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Two weekends ago I finally tried messing around with Capture. I put the disk in and hoped that it (Capture) was actually in my lap top (Mac Book Pro). I recorded all three hours of the band that night and played it back through my PA for a few minutes after we were done. Everything seemed to be there - GREAT! The next weekend I decided to record another show (we play 3 hours straight) and I thought I would erase the "session" from the weekend before. We had a fill in singer and I didn't need to save that session. I could not erase that session for nothing!

OK, I just opened Capture. I'm looking at the screen that shows a rectangle that says "Session". It has two choices underneath that say "create session" and one below that says "close session". Below that is another rectangle that says "Configuration". Now, to the right there's a bigger box that says "Recent Sessions". The session I want to delete is "LIVING PROOF FR 10-26-12" (there are two of them for some reason?). Last weekend I tried to delete these over and over and they are still there!

I'm not very "computery" so please excuse me if I use the wrong terms for things. On this lap top there choices at the very top of the screen.

Presonus Capture File Edit Session Help

I just clicked on "Open Session". A box opened up that says "Open" at the top. Down below, under "Name", there are choices of LIVING PROOF FR 11-2-12, LIVING PROOF FR 10-26-12, LIVING PROOF FR 10-26-12.capture, Cache, and Audio Files

What do I do from here? I'm telling you, I clicked on every one of these (except LIVING PROOF 11-2-12 - I want to keep that) and clicked around above looking for anything that said "Delete". I did this several times and both sessions (LIVING PROOF FR 10-26-12) are still there. If any of you can tell me STEP BY STEP what to click so I can delete the "LIVING PROOF FR 10-26-12" sessions, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you!!!!!!

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A couple of hints:

- the list of recently opened files in Capture does not refresh automatically. Even if the session files have been deleted the list can still show it. Try right-clicking on the list and delete it for a fresh start. (PS this won't delete any files. It just clears the list.)

- For every session Capture creates a .capture file and a series of files in subfolders "audio files" and "cache". Deleting these files (sort them by creation date to separate multiple sessions in a folder) and the .capture file and the session will be deleted.

- If Capture is running and tracks are armed then some files can't be deleted. Make sure no tracks are armed before trying to delete files from said folders.

- It is good practice to create a new folder (with descriptive name) for every new sesson. It prevents huge numbers of files with nearly the same names by keeping files separated per session.

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CHIP ROBERTS
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OK, the right click thing made the sessions in the "Recent Sessions" box go away. Now when I click "Open Session" in the "Sessions" box all the sessions, cache, and audio file words still show up. I just want to make sure those sessions are deleted so I can record the show tomorrow night. I have no idea how to find out how much space I have on this lap top.

Thank you for the tip!
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Easy to find out remaining space: Capture will tell you how much recording time you've got left. Note that this figure also depends on the number of armed tracks. Just a word of warning: you don't want to run out of space!
CHIP ROBERTS
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Alrighty! Thank you Brutha SwitchBack!
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Presonoid
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Not sure about Brutha but you're welcome

Ah, Google is your friend. Thanks for the compliment!

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