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#1 gib65

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:23 PM

I removed everything off my 2G flash drive and it still seems to think there 1600MB worth of content on there (only 400MB free). I set my folders to show invisible files and I swear there's nothing on there.

Anyone seen this happen before and know how to fix it?

PS - Could this have happened by erasing it on a mac? I heard storage devices could do unpredictable things if you use them on computers that they weren't designed/formatted for.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 08:38 PM

Why not to format the drive?

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 01:02 AM

IF you erased it on a mac and tried to read it on a PC that might cause problems. Try and reformat the USB drive on the computer you will be using it for. That should fix it.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:56 AM

Yes, reformatting will probably work. What do I have to lose?

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:19 AM

It worked.

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