I have a Verbatim 2 GB memory stick that I need to copy an MP4 movie onto to post off. The movie is 544.5 MB. As far as I can see, all other files have been removed from the USB stick, but it says there is not enough space!

Note: I am using OS X 10.9

  • Have you emptied your Trash? Commented Sep 1, 2014 at 11:45
  • Next to the drive’s desktop icon, what’s the reported amount of free space?
    – Daniel B
    Commented Sep 1, 2014 at 11:47
  • Wow. Ok it says 166MB available (which makes sense as to why I can't copy the movie) but there are no discernible files. How can I reboot/format it so its clean again?
    – Becky
    Commented Sep 1, 2014 at 11:55
  • Mark - Just trying that now.
    – Becky
    Commented Sep 1, 2014 at 11:55
  • @MarkSetchell Since your idea was the answer, please post it as an answer so the OP can accept it.
    – Daniel B
    Commented Sep 1, 2014 at 12:01

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Try emptying your Trash - as files in there still take up space.

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