Erasing Mountain Lion bootable USB drive?!

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by ThatGreekMacGuy, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. ThatGreekMacGuy macrumors member

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    Hey guys. I downloaded Mountain Lion again and made a bootable USB drive in order to clean install OS X 10.8; however I need to recover my free space on the USB. I tried "Erasing" the flash drive using Disk Utility but it now says that my USB thumbdrive has 200MB of free space (!) while it's a 16GB device. How can I completely erase it and eventually be able to use my USB as I could before (like you know dragging powerpoint and word files in it, etc.)
     
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    Make sure when you erase you click on the drive name like Sandisk 16GB or whatever and not the partition below it.
     
  3. ThatGreekMacGuy thread starter macrumors member

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    It's late right now. I'm going to try this tomorrow and tell you if your method works. Thanks anyway.
     
  4. ThatGreekMacGuy thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you mate. It worked.
     

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