32GB thumb drive. Apparently empty, but only half available.

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Capacity: 32.33 GB. Deleted all files and Finder shows no entries. Info still shows only 18.59 GB available. What am I missing?
 

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Was it partitioned? Did you try erasing & reformatting it?

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Did you empty the trash? Files don't actually get deleted until you empty the trash.
 
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And by "empty the trash," MacInWin means emptying the trash **with the flash drive mounted**. :)
 
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No, it wasn't partitioned, and I didn't try erasing and reformatting; but it doesn't make any difference. Emptying the trash took care of the problem very nicely, thank you.

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All of us actually.

Same as Windows with an external drive or a thumb drive, leave attached and mounted when emptying Trash otherwise just reverts.
 
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I don't need movies or television for entertainment. I've got Mac Forums.
 

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No offense but I hope no one here is considering a second job as a comedian.:)
 

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