problems with usb memory stick

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by yawnmoth, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. yawnmoth

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    I have a 128mb memory stick with 5mb of data on it (as evidenced by my
    selecting all the files on it and getting their size). Windows,
    however, thinks I only have 16mb free. 128-5 is not 16.

    I suspect the problem has to do with the fact that Windows normally
    puts deleted files into the Recycle Bin and thereby doesn't actually
    delete them. Unfortunately, when I view the Recycle Bin on My Desktop,
    nothing shows up.

    Disabling the "Hide protected operating system files" option from the
    Folder View revolves a Recycled directory. Unfortunately, I can't
    delete this directory without getting an error. Same goes for the
    subdirectories (which, incidently, report their size to be 215mb and
    28gb).

    So what can I do?
    yawnmoth, Jun 20, 2005
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  2. yawnmoth wrote:
    > I have a 128mb memory stick with 5mb of data on it (as evidenced by my
    > selecting all the files on it and getting their size). Windows,
    > however, thinks I only have 16mb free. 128-5 is not 16.
    >
    > I suspect the problem has to do with the fact that Windows normally
    > puts deleted files into the Recycle Bin and thereby doesn't actually
    > delete them. Unfortunately, when I view the Recycle Bin on My Desktop,
    > nothing shows up.
    >
    > Disabling the "Hide protected operating system files" option from the
    > Folder View revolves a Recycled directory. Unfortunately, I can't
    > delete this directory without getting an error. Same goes for the
    > subdirectories (which, incidently, report their size to be 215mb and
    > 28gb).
    >
    > So what can I do?
    >

    You could try using Eraser 5.3 to free up the drive.
    -max
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    What's in a Name?, Jun 20, 2005
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