Flash drive won't reclaim free space from deleted files.
May 9, 2007 5:21 PM Subscribe
My usb thumb drives won't reclaim space from deleted files (in OS X)
posted by tylermoody to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a first gen iPod Shuffle and a 1g usb flash drive that won't "get back" free space when I delete files. The iPod works fine when I'm just using it for music, but gets this problem when I use it to store files. Reformatting them gives me the space back, and I can fill them up fine, but the free space never comes back. The iPod has been acting like this for months; the flash drive just started doing this 2 or 3 days ago. I'm running 10.4.9.