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    USB pen drives

    hoping this is the right place for this, its sort of relevent so it probably is.
    I have a 512mb pen drive (kingston data traveller) and deleted everything on it, yet there still is 128mb (or there abouts) used up with 200-something free. wtf...?
    is it best to format as NTFS, Fat32 or just fat. whats the difference?
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    is it in the recycle bin?

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    Gonna be a stupid question, did you check for hidden files and folders?
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    um, nope
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    Depending on the model it might have something like a separate secure partition on it? I know that the Datatraveller II has such a facility.

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    I have had this problem myself and did not look into it very hard because i just did a 'quick' format. I don't think you can format a USB flashdrive as NTFS, so FAT32 is probably your best bet.

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    Fat 32 for compatibility with linux & windows 98/95 machines would get my vote.

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    right did fat32 and tried a ntfs one too, bizarely the ntfs format eacts up about 10mb where the fat32 only 4kb...odd that.
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    do a format in dos command line.... see if it works

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