4 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 10:15 AM by ds store
normaldan Level 1 (0 points)

My Mac appears to have erased files on a Toshiba 4GB thumbdrive using disk utility.  However, recently, I attempted to add a small file and was told there was no space on the drive.  I could see the few files on the menu and it only totaled to about 200KB so there was plenty of room.  I put the drive in a friend's PC, and there was tons of info I thought I'd erased in a .trash file (and several others I don't recall).


Why does my Mac show these files as erased and overwriten but a PC found them instantly?  I feel sort of violated because I do use these thumbdrive for transfering sensitive information and all of my 'erasures' have really left me exposed.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)