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[Fixed]How to Clear Data from an Memory Stick on a Mac?

I have removed data from a Memory Stick, but from a 15MB Memory Stick, it is only offering 354KB of space and saying I do not have enough memory to put on any new data. Years ago before I got this Mac, I could format it but now I couldn't. Any ideas on how I can clean up my mountain of memory sticks?

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iBoysoft author Sherry Song

Sherry Song

Answered on Monday, February 19, 2024

For clearing data on your Memory Stick, you can try these fixes below, but pay attention some of them will erase all your data in your Memory Disk, so you are suggested to utilize some professional recovery data software like iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to recover and backup your files in the Memory stick.

Fix 1: Delete useless files and empty your Trash. Finder > your Memory Stick drive > Right-click them and choose Move to Trash then open Trash and right-cick anywhere and select Empty Trash.

Fix 2: Use the shortcut to delete files. Select the file on your Memory Stick. Press "Command + Delete" keys to move the selected item to the Trash. Then press "Shift + Command + Delete" to empty the Trash or "Option + Shift + Command + Delete" to empty the Trash without a confirmation dialog.

Fix 3: Recover and backup all data with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac then reformat your external hard drive.

  1. Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility. 
  2. Select your stick and then click Erase in the toolbar.
  3. Rename your drive and choose a format then click Erase to start.

Hope you can clear all and avoid the data loss.


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