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    Hi, I a 1GB USB stick and I want to put a 700MB file but my mac tells me that there is only 100MB free space but there is nothing on the stick. I have used it on a PC several times, what is the problem how do I fix it?
    Thanks

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    It is one irritating thing with the Mac. You need to empty Trash with the stick attached. Deleted files are hidden on the stick and takes up space until you empty Trash.

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    I tried that but nothing still only 100MB

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    You sure you emptied the trash with the flash drive attached to the computer??

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    Try reformatting it using disk utility (in Utilities)

    Make sure you select Dos format (FAT 32) if you want to use it for both mac and PC

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