Unable to 'empty' flash drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Silvereel, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Silvereel macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2010
    So, I'm having a rather interesting problem. I've had this particular flash drive for a long time now, and I've never had any problems. Generally, it's been confined to a Windows environment, but since I've been trying to use it with my Mac lately, it keeps running out of space when it shouldn't be.

    For example, it's a 4 GB card, and 800MB of information is filling it up... I tried formatting it with Disk Utility, and this fixed things - until I moved some files back on to it. After the initial file transfer, everything else says the drive is full. Deleting all the items from it doesn't help.

    Anyone got any idea what might be causing this?
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Have you emptied the trash? It would be in a hidden file on the drive. Try inserting it and seeing of there is anything there.


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