512 mb sandisk drive

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  1. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 512 mb sandisk drive I like to use to transfer files from one computer to another. I recently tried to add some files to my drive, but it said it is full. I looked at the properties and it showed I only had 24 mb left. The funny thing is, I don't have any visible files on the drive. How can I look to see if there are some invisible files I need to delete so I can free up some space.

    thanks.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Back up what you have, then reformat it to FAT32 --- preferably on a DOS machine if you are going between platforms.
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    The other possibility is that it's going bad. I've had more Sandisk flash RAM go wrong on me than any other brand - but then, it is a very large brand. Either way, try what CanadaRAM said. If it won't format properly or show up the capacity properly after a format, it's the clearest indication it's bad flash.
     
  4. JHacker macrumors 6502

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    Is your Trash empty? If you delete files from a flash drive, they don't actually get deleted until you empty your trash.
     
  5. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    Ha, ya, this caught me when I first got my mini. I moved a bunch of pictures off a compact flash card to the trash but didnt empty. When I took the card out and put back in the camera it said "Card full." I was like WTF??? But I figured it out pretty quickly.
     
  6. downingp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks. That seemed to work.
     

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