annoying usb memory stick problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gorilly, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. gorilly macrumors member

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    #1
    this is a really weird problem

    ive got a 2gb usb memory stick... i used my mac for format it with fat.

    the usb stick was full... so i removed some data from it, but it doesn't free up the total space i have just removed.

    a perfect example... i remove 2 files from it, go to put them back on and it tells me i dont have enough free space.... this is only happening with os x!

    annoying! anyone got any ideas about this?

    thanks
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #3
    You have to empty the trash (with the stick attached) to remove the files: when you delete them it only sends them to the trash. This is different to how windows does this.
     
  4. gorilly thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    thanks... i knew i was just being a total fool.

    :)
     

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