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    Unhappy Can't delete from flash drive
    I have a flash drive that I used on my PC for a long time and now I've been using it to move things to my mac from my PC. I've found that when I try to delete something off the flash drive from the mac it removes the file from the window but it doesn't free any space. I have to delete the files from the drive in windows to actually free up the space. How can I fix this so it works correctly on my mac?

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    Smile Hooray
    Very good. Thank you, sir.

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    didn't work for me
    I tried emptying the trash and ejecting the drive then reinserting and it still says I only a have a few mb's left. Macbook semi-pro is more like it. I now have to go buy CD's to move a file, this will make me late mac.

    ps. this has happened with every jump I've bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinbasshred View Post
    I tried emptying the trash and ejecting the drive then reinserting and it still says I only a have a few mb's left. Macbook semi-pro is more like it. I now have to go buy CD's to move a file, this will make me late mac.

    ps. this has happened with every jump I've bought.
    This is as good as your other post:
    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...tml#post980043

    this is bs. mine's been doing this since b4 snow leopard and it continued after. I guess I'm gonna have to do without my laptop for however long it takes to get fixed with applecare. not cool mac. not cool at all. I'm no longer an advocate after this and other problems. Its a facade.

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