problems formatting 4 gig USB flash drive using DiskUtility, plz help

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  1. loneshark macrumors member

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    so after formatting an Imation 4gig usb thumb drive into MS-DOS partition FAT32 I can succesfully place information onto the thumb drive, but when i trash files the space is not freed up. any suggestions here on how to properly format the drive.

    thanks
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    you have to empty the trash with the flash drive plugged in to free the space.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Exactly... the drive has to be plugged in and the trash emptied

    If that does not work, give an update

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. loneshark thread starter macrumors member

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    yes !! thank you. it worked. i knew it was something easy !
     

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