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How do you completely delete files from a USB Flash Drive?


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I keep deleting things from my usb flash drive, but it doesn't actually delete, if that makes sense.

IE: If I have a 1gb memory card, and put a 500mb file on it, then delete it, it still says I only have 500mb available.

Any ideas?
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Empty Trash with the USB-stick attached.
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Same as Windows operations. Drag content/s to trash and as roger advised, empty the trash with the stick still connected. Then drag the stick icon to the trash to disconnect.
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the easiest way is to move it permanently off the stick first by clicking and pressing cmd...

then you can delete it whenever u want
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