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Old 01-16-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default problems with my flash drive

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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Old 01-17-2010, 01:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: problems with my flash drive

Well, I was going to say just right click My Computer and go to Manage. Go down to the disks section, locate your flash drive and format it. But it seems this goes about it a different way.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2006214_format-flash-drive.html

Also, this happens some times at work. We have a program that will do it for us... (I think there's something more to it sometimes) but I forgot what it was called.

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Old 01-18-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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Yes, I was thinking the exact same thing. Reformatting would probably work. What do I have to lose? I'll report back after it's done.

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