SanDisk Cruzer Micro Help

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  1. Theowl89 macrumors newbie

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    Ok so yesterday I got a 4GB SanDisk Cruzer Micro. I was working great, untill i noticed something. It was showing I had 3.6 GB, when nothing was in it. I took it to shool, and had to use it on one of their Macs. It is an older version. I brough it home, loaded up my stuff, and tried to save soemthing, but i couldn't. I look to see why. I had 800 or so MB. I toom out what i had, the number stayed the same. I tried to put it back in, I wouldn't fit. I was looking around a bit, and some people said there may be a hidden folder? I pluged it into my dads work laptop, and nothing showed.

    Is there something i can do? If it is broken, my dad will be sooo pissed you have no idea.
     
  2. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    well since it cant be 4gb its 3.6 if u look on computers and ipods its not actually 4gb lik for instance 4gb nano its 3.6 i think and my macbook 60gb 55gb nothings wrong oh and my cruizer was 986mb? i think until i lost it and got my self a geek squad 2gb which was 1.83gb lol its just the way things are nothings wrong, oh and it should show up in mycomputer on pc unless if u formatted which u shouldn't of if u did otherwise format it to fat
     
  3. Theowl89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What I'm saying is, It's at 1/2 a gig. I have nothing on it. I need to do something
     
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    oh its missing 3.6gb? uhm take it back if its new and be like yea its not 4gb look in disk utility and see what it says. and why would ur dad kill u
     
  5. Theowl89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just got it. Do you have any idea why i could be doing this?
     
  6. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

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    if you deleted something off of it on the other mac and didn't empty the trash, it is still technically on there. you can format the flash drive with disk utility or put it back into the computer at school and empty the trash lol.

    I suggest the former.

    :)
     
  7. Theowl89 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to Disk Utility, and emplied it. I had everrything backed up anyways. Thanks for your help. BTW what does formating do, and will it affet it's performance on this computer? on others?
     
  8. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    Not a f'in clue i had one and it worked fine until like i said i lost it anywhos where did u get it from? if it wasnt long ago you should return it. i think the best thing is to return if u can cause im not sure if u could fix this problem unless if u re format , like i said check disk utility, and if it looks normal then like take it back i dont recommend reformat if ur returning it
     
  9. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Two possibilities

    I've had similar problems with other flash drives. Often the culprit is either hidden files (use a Console window to look for hidden files, they begin with a period), or deleted files which are now in the Trash (which take up space on the drive, despite not showing up in Finder).

    I've found this problem to be even more common on flash drives that are used across computers with different OS's.

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Had the same problem with my SanDisk Cruzer 4GB, so I just took it back to Wal-Mart and they exchanged it for me since it was a couple of days old, I had my receipt with me. Here's there warranty website and phone numbers: To obtain warranty service contact SanDisk at 1-866-SanDisk (1-866-726-3475) or send an email to support@sandisk.com during the Warranty Period. :cool:
     
  11. krye macrumors 68000

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    Mount it and empty the trash. You can also try and reformat it.
     
  12. LowMach macrumors member

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    don't those sticks come with the U3 software? if so a reformat may help. that is if don't use the u3 features.
     
  13. gerryquick macrumors newbie

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    I had the same exact problem and when I emptied the trash the size of my scan disk cruzer mini went back to it's advertised size.
     
  14. jokun macrumors member

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    We had the exact same problem in the mac lab/graphic design dept in class here, particularly when the drive was being used between both macs and pc's.
     

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