USB Flash Drive Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by specialist, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. specialist macrumors member

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    Whenever I delete files from my USB pen drive, the same amount of data is still being occupied on it. Free space doesn’t show up once I delete things – I always have to reformat the pen drive to get the space back. Now, this problem only recently started for me. Is it just my drive, or is there a certain way to format the flash drive with disk utility?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    make sure that you have emptied that trash while the drive is plugged in and then you should get the space back.
     
  3. ppnkg macrumors 6502a

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    yes, delete whatever files you want to delete, then immediately empty the trash. (this only happens on a mac)
     
  4. provence macrumors newbie

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    finally found an answer

    thanks for the info.: I couldn't figure out what was happening as my flash drive said full when I had been deleting all files from it. Emptied the trash, as you said, on my Imac, and yes! flash drive now has lots of space.
     

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