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Cruzer Micro 8GB won't delete files -using a Mac

I wanted to replace a file on my Cruzer Micro 8gb.  I sent the file to Trash, but the amount of space available did not change, and when I tried to add the

new file I got a message that there was not enough space.  I then moved ALL of the files to Trash, and the available space numbers still did not change.

 

OK - what am I doing wrong and how to I fix it??

 

Thank you!! 

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Re: Cruzer Micro 8GB won't delete files -using a Mac

I have the same annoying problem with my Sandisk cruzer 2.0GB. I am a Mac user (OS X) and am at loss as to how to permanently delete my pics of the drive. I have the application "WhatSize" and there it list all the pics I have thought to have removed into the trash. They appear to be trashed when I open the drives icon on the desktop, but size and WhatSize tell me they are still there. I had the same problem with a Lexar drive.

 

Any ideas???

Thanks 

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Re: Cruzer Micro 8GB won't delete files -using a Mac

You need to empty the Trash before the space is given up.  If you can no longer do that, you need to erase the Cruzer/Memory Card using Disk Utility (make sure to use MS-DOS for the Volume Format if you need to use the device in a camera or Windows computer) and then all will be good.

 

Just remember to empty the Trash in the future before you remove the device. 

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Re: Cruzer Micro 8GB won't delete files -using a Mac

I am having the same problem with my cruzer and using a Mac.  Nothing is on this drive but if I try to add files it tells me it is full.

 

So you are saying I have to empty my trash on my Mac before the drive will show that it has room?  

 

confused....???  

 

 

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Re: Cruzer Micro 8GB won't delete files -using a Mac

Thank you so much. Your suggested solution of emptying the trash before removing the device did the trick.

Thanks Fuzzy!!! 

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Re: Cruzer Micro 8GB won't delete files -using a Mac

Thanks - that worked for me, too!!  Sure don't understand why - but I'm happy.