Cant Erase USB Data...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mac Mane, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Mac Mane macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    ...Every time I try to erase music from my USB Key or Phone.

    You can see that the music or files have been erased, but it doesnt free up and space. When you pop the USB Key into the stereo or play music on the phone, all the files are there.

    I have to go through the Disk Utility option to erase stuff, but this erases everything.
    When you erase on the PC, everything is fine.

    Can anyone help with this?
    Is there anything I'm missing?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Are you emptying the Trash after you move the files there?
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    and you have to empty the trash while the usb device is still plugged in.
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Listen to these people. After you've deleted the files, go to the Finder drop down menu and click on Empty Trash (Cmd-Shift-Delete). After that you should find free space and you can then eject your disks.

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