View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't empty memory stick

Roger D
April 30th, 2008, 08:48 PM

I've got a 2GB USB memory stick. I've deleted all the files and folders, including the hidden files, and the stick now seems to be empty - you can't see anything when it's opened. However, properties says I've only 1.3GB, with the rest being used.

Anyone know what's going on?

Roger D

April 30th, 2008, 08:52 PM
try running accessories/disk usage analyzer on the drive and see what is there hogging 700mb.

April 30th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Empty the trash.

Roger D
April 30th, 2008, 09:04 PM
I've already emptied the trash, and Disk Usage Analyser seems to suggest that the memory is all used, has a size of 32KB and 0 items.


April 30th, 2008, 09:08 PM
try to format the stick

Roger D
April 30th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Is there an easy way to do that?

April 30th, 2008, 09:13 PM
try to format the stick

Beat me to it.. use gparted...works well...double check you are formating the correct device! If you want the stick to work in linux and windows (and macs too) try fat32 as the format.