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Linux mistake on Windows FAT32 USB drive

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#1 Alchemist


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Posted 14 September 2018 - 01:53 PM

I plugged a USB drive into a system with Linux Mint running and used it to transfer some files. But it did something to the file system and it now shows in Windows as having 8 Gb free when it's only a 2 Gb drive. Every time I plug it into a Windows system now, I get a prompt to scan it for problems. But problems are never found. It just shows as having more free space than it could possibly have. Is this a known problem with any particular Linux drivers for FAT32? Is there also a known fix?

Edited by Alchemist, 14 September 2018 - 01:54 PM.

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