Files appear larger on flash drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by EnigMoiD, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. EnigMoiD macrumors member

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    Title says it all. Basically, I reformatted my new flash drive to MS-DOS (which I think/suspect it was already) and files copied onto the flash drive become much larger. For example, a 275 megabyte folder full of images turned into a 425 megabyte folder-even when dragged off the flash drive.

    What could cause this? I do suspect that it's a labeling error, as the file doesn't act like it's gained size.
     
  2. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

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    Did you see the little label on the bottom of the flash drive, it says, "Files on this drive may be larger then they appear".

    Sorry, bad joke. I would say that it has to do with the sector size and it may be, but I don't think so, that typically only effects small files. Donno what to tell you, seems awful odd though.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Give that file an Emmy! (on a small screen)
     

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