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emdotdee
Mar 7, 2005, 05:32 PM
hey hey.
i'm sure i've seen a thread about this problem that i have, i've done a few searches but can't find it so i'm gonna ask in hope that someone can help or point me in the right direction.
ok i have a usb thumb drive, i can fill it up with files and stuff but when i delete them i dont get the memory back, it's like there is some hidden files that i can't delete so when i need to fit soem more stuff on i have to go to disk utility an erase it, which is a pain in the arse.
anyone know why this happens and how i can stop it?
bye d bye

p.s hope this made sense, it always looks a mess when im typing on here.

Norouzi
Mar 7, 2005, 05:45 PM
You empty the trash after you put the files in it right? Because if you just drag the files the the trash and then eject the drive, the files have not been deleted. You have to empty the trash to actually delete files.

Hemingray
Mar 7, 2005, 06:32 PM
Just out of curiosity, what format is your drive? UFS, HFS+, MS-DOS, etc. And what system version are you running?

emdotdee
Mar 8, 2005, 09:56 AM
ahh thanks for that, ijust tried emptying the trash after deleting stuff and it worked :)

im on mac osx 10.3.8 and the drive format is mac os extended.

err, i've just added three files but when i look on disk utility it says there are 4 folders and 6 files on, hmmm

Hemingray
Mar 8, 2005, 04:14 PM
err, i've just added three files but when i look on disk utility it says there are 4 folders and 6 files on, hmmm

I believe that's including the invisible system files.

yellow
Mar 8, 2005, 04:27 PM
im on mac osx 10.3.8 and the drive format is mac os extended.

Might I suggest reformatting it FAT32? Just in case you have to take/copy something to/from a WinTelThon..

virividox
Mar 8, 2005, 04:30 PM
Might I suggest reformatting it FAT32? Just in case you have to take/copy something to/from a WinTelThon..

perish the thought!!!!