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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2005
    memory stick problem in OS X
    After dragging text files on and off a memory stick in OS X, the memory stick now indicates that its capacity is full, even though I cannot physically see any files on the memory stick window. At this moment, I can't seem to access any potential files still on the memory stick and I can't add any new files on it.

    Any tips on how to access and delete the apparent files still on the memory stick?
    I tried looking for a "reformat" memory stick option but couldn't find one.
    I'm a new memory stick user but I figured dragging files on and off the stick would be all that is required.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2

    mig.gentry's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 12, 2004
    London, UK
    Empty the trash. The files will have been moved of the memory stick in theory but in practice still remain there until you empty the trash.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2005
    Thanks for the tip!
    Works great.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    emac, G4 laptop, G5, imac 2.4Ghz intel duo,
    I had the same problem so thanks also.


  5. #5

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    And that is how it also works on your Windows PC, if you have one. Moving to trash does zilch until such time as the trash is emptied with the stick still attached.

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    XJ-linux's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 02, 2007
    Going Galt...
    You can also zip around in the terminal window to the stick. I've found that when swapping a stick between Windows, Linux and Mac there can often be a ton of "invisible" files hanging out that I no longer care to keep.

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