Sandisk Jump Drive problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebike125, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2007
    I have a 2.0GB sandisk jump drive and when I delete items from it, I do not see any space free up on the drive. I cannot see the item on the drive anymore but Finder still shows the same amount of free space on the drive.

    Why is this? Is there anything I can do to get it to show up correctly?

    BTW, I can add some small items in the little free space it has and they show up and the amount of free space gets smaller when I put them on there but when I delete the same item, it vanishes but the free space does not come back.
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    empty the trash to recover the space. it does not automatically delete the space.
  3. Mikebike125 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2007
    That worked!! Why is the trash on the computer tied to the flash drive? That is so weird. I now have a lot more free space. Thanks.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Every volume has "trash", but it exists on the volume itself. If you send a file to trash on an external, the trash icon on the screen shows something in the trash, but if you eject the drive, the trash icon now shows nothing in trash. The info relative to trash stays on the drive itself.

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