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[SOLVED] Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby Human5 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:33 pm

Hello, I have a Toshiba 4GB flash drive, and it is empty. When I go to properties, it says that 550MB is being used on the flash drive. I checked for hidden files, and it is completely empty. Can anybody explain why?
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:08 pm

The first suggestion that came to mind was that you may be working with a defective product. Maybe the link below can give you some suggestions as to what the error is:

Toshiba Flash Drive Problems

Either that or one of the more knowledgable tech people around here can give you a hand.
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby Human5 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:17 pm

Zhuanyong wrote:The first suggestion that came to mind was that you may be working with a defective product. Maybe the link below can give you some suggestions as to what the error is:

Toshiba Flash Drive Problems

Either that or one of the more knowledgable tech people around here can give you a hand.


The flash drive isn't new, and I just discovered this today, so it can't be a defection. I'll try testing again some other day, just in case it is my computer's problem.
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby James » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:21 pm

Are there deleted contents in your Recycle Bin?

Which is to say, does emptying your Recycle Bin recover the missing space?
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby Human5 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:07 am

James wrote:Which is to say, does emptying your Recycle Bin recover the missing space?

No, it does not.
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby GanNing77 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:26 am

If it is empty, I'd start by doing a true format to see if that makes any difference.
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby Human5 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:16 pm

GanNing77 wrote:If it is empty, I'd start by doing a true format to see if that makes any difference.


It worked! After formatting the drive, it went from 550 MB used to 16 kb used!! :D Thanks!
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Re: Flash Drive/ Hard Drive Help

Unread postby GanNing77 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:19 pm

Great news. You're welcome.
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