Solved how do I remove a file from a Kingston USB flash drive......

February 16, 2014 at 19:52:09
Specs: Macintosh
I would like to remove files from a Kingston USB flash drive. How can I do this?..............................

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February 16, 2014 at 20:25:25
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Plug in the flash drive to your computer. Open 'Computer' (formerly 'My Computer') and double click on the flash drive icon. The contents will open up in the window. right click on the files and select delete from the list. If you do not want it in your recycle bin, then either hold down the Shift while doing this, or just remove it from the recycle bin or empty it out completely. Close the windows and use the Safely Remove feature to remove the drive from the computer.
Understand that by deleting the file, you are just removing the notation of where the file was stored. Until something is written to the same memory location on the flash drive, the file may be recoverable so keep that in mind (depending on why you want to remove it).

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February 17, 2014 at 02:35:54
Hi Omaha,

Finger's advice above is good, however some Flash Drives have a small 'write protect' slide switch.

When set, it stops the drive being written to, including the deleting of files.

If you are unable to delete files when following Finger's instructions, this could be the cause.

Please advise back on progress.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

message edited by Mike Newcomb

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February 17, 2014 at 11:27:04
I might be wrong but I'm not sure if #1 is valid for a Mac. No doubt someone will put me right - I know little about Mac's.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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