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Old Nov 15, 2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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USB pen .Trash folder

So apparently on a mac when you delete something from a USB stick it goes to a .Trash folder and even though it is deleted, it is still taking up room. I have my stick formatted to FAT32 for use between PC and mac. On a PC i see the .Trash folder and can delete thing permenantly, on my mac i cant, so have to formatt the USB pen every few days. This is becomong increasingly more frustraiting. Can anyone help?
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 11:14 AM   #2
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empty the trash

no really, with the drive connected and mounted empty your trash it wont delete the .trash folder, but it will empty it
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So apparently on a mac when you delete something from a USB stick it goes to a .Trash folder and even though it is deleted, it is still taking up room. I have my stick formatted to FAT32 for use between PC and mac. On a PC i see the .Trash folder and can delete thing permenantly, on my mac i cant, so have to formatt the USB pen every few days. This is becomong increasingly more frustraiting. Can anyone help?
You can use BlueHarvest to do this automatically for you
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