I just did a clean up on my 16gb memory stick and wondered why it seemed to come up 4gb short, I checked the usage of all the folders, and it was definitely missing about 4gb.
So I downloaded a neat space sniffer http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_s...r/download.html
and it showed several large files as being recycled about 4 months ago, but still hanging about.
Next I checked all 3 of my PC's to make sure they didn't have the stick set up in their recycle bin (right click the desktop icon and select properties) because there was not a recycle bin showing for the stick in explorer on any of them.
SO, it's down to good 'ole DOS then.
Opened a command prompt
Moved to the drive (Type the drive letter with a : after it IE D:)
attrib <folder name> -r -s -h
for all folders, sometimes attrib *. -r -s -h works, but it didn't this time
Now they all showed in explorer so deleted the lot, Recycled stayed but 3 hidden folders deleted and the spare space went from 6gb to just over 10gb
The contents of the folders may not show in explorer even with the "show hidden files" option selected, so to do this go back to the command prompt and do this.
cd <folder name> (It will go even if it is hidden and system)
This will show any files or folders that are hidden so you can decide if you want to keep them, to do this type
attrib <file or folder name> -r -s -h
you can use wild cards but it does not always work of folders
These files/folders will now show in explorer, so you can delete or move them
it's worth running that sniffer on your memory stick windows seems to have a problem with some memory sticks and recycle bins, and that's ALL versions of windows