USB Flash Drive Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by specialist, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. specialist macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2004
    Whenever I delete files from my USB pen drive, the same amount of data is still being occupied on it. Free space doesn’t show up once I delete things – I always have to reformat the pen drive to get the space back. Now, this problem only recently started for me. Is it just my drive, or is there a certain way to format the flash drive with disk utility?
  2. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    make sure that you have emptied that trash while the drive is plugged in and then you should get the space back.
  3. ppnkg macrumors 6502a


    Jul 29, 2005
    yes, delete whatever files you want to delete, then immediately empty the trash. (this only happens on a mac)
  4. provence macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2008
    finally found an answer

    thanks for the info.: I couldn't figure out what was happening as my flash drive said full when I had been deleting all files from it. Emptied the trash, as you said, on my Imac, and yes! flash drive now has lots of space.

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