Thumb Drive .trash files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LightDemon69, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. LightDemon69 macrumors member

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    I have a Kingston 2GB Flash Thumb drive that I use to transport documents ans such between my iBook G4, the Macs at my high school, and my brother's Dell Desktop. It works fine, but as I move it cross-OS it fills up with .trash files that won't show up in the Finder or in Windows Explorer. I first noticed it because it said that it only had 1.5 GB of the 2GB open. This was weird because there was nothing to my knowledge on the drive. So I used GrandPerspective (a great app) and it showed that I had tons of .trash files that were invisible to both Finder and Windows Explorer. So I had to use Disk Utility to wipe it clean and restart it. However, I would rather not do this weekly (or so), and want to know if there is an easier way to delete them, or even make them stop happening.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    You need to just empty the trash when it is attached to the Mac.

    TEG
     
  3. LightDemon69 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have before, and there have been times when the trash was never full and it was in and still showed these files.
     

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