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    Early 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro i5 with 8gb of Ram
    Flash Drive is fully erased but only has 400 megabytes!
    Hi,

    I recently was using my flash drive to transport stuff from my mac computer to windows computer and now when I insert the flash drive in my Mac it says there's only 460 megabytes left on it when everything is erased! This is an 8 gigabyte flash drive. Please Help!

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    Apr 06, 2011
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    Louisville, KY - USA
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    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM
    Open Disk Utility and verify/repair it, if that doesnt work, re-partition it.
    MBP 17" 2011, 2.3GHz Intel Quad-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1GB RAM
    MacMini 2011, 2.7GHz Intel Dual-Core i7, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6630M 256MB RAM
    iPhone 5S 64GB, iPad Air 2 128 GB LTE, iPod Nano Gen6 8GB, Apple TV 3 & 2

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    Early 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro i5 with 8gb of Ram
    I got it fixed! This is what i did. I emptied the trash while the flash drive was in the usb and then it worked.

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    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB Flash Storage, 3.3Ghz, 16GB memory, OS X.11.5.
    Yes just like Windows if you do not empty the trash prior to ejecting, the lot stays on the drive.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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