USB pen .Trash folder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JDN, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. JDN
    macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2006
    Lund Sweden {London England}
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

    Mar 16, 2005
    Oxfordshire, UK
    empty the trash :eek:

    no really, with the drive connected and mounted empty your trash :D it wont delete the .trash folder, but it will empty it :)
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    You can use BlueHarvest to do this automatically for you

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