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    Aug 20, 2007
    USB stick memories show as full
    Hi - I have a new usb stick that I bought because of a problem with my old one. The same problem is occurring with the new one...which is- the stick memory gets filled up and even though I delete the files on it, it still shows up as full. I have a 1 year old Mac Book Pro. Any ideas on why? Thanks.

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    Interstellar's Avatar
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    May 09, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    24" iMac 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM 320GB HD, 15" Macbook Pro 2.53 Ghz 4GB RAM 320 GB HDD
    Do you use it with a Windows machine also?

    I had the same problem, Format the Jump Drive on the machine you use it most on, then from now on when you delete files, drag them to the Trash and empty it right away.

    Should solve your problems.

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    rogerinlondon's Avatar
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    Sep 02, 2006
    London, England
    iMac Retina 5K 4GHz i7 24GB RAM MacBook Air 11-inch 1.6GHz 4GB RAM
    If you delete something, you have to make sure that you empty the trash with the stick attached. If not, all the files you "deleted" are still on the stick, they are just hidden.

    It is one of the few stupid Mac-things....

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