Micro SD Reformatting on Mac

Discussion in 'CycloDS' started by Vincent T, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Vincent T

    Vincent T GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 22, 2008
    United States
    San Jose, California
    Ok so I have a 2 GB micro sd from patriot. When I turn on my cyclo, it says I only have 6 mb left. But I only have 9 games. Bleach(117mb), castlevania(48mb), fromtheabbys(24mb), JUS(62mb), locksquest(30mb), mariokart(24mb), somabringer(122mb), and spectrobes(59mb). Also, I have a few skins and thats pretty much it. So does it really take up all this space and have 6 mb left? Or do I have to reformat my sd card.
  2. Kimi

    Kimi Member

    Mar 19, 2008
    Have you emptied the trash? With that card mounted? Could be that you just forgot (I'm always doing it).
  3. Rascal

    Rascal GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 23, 2008
    United States
    Kimi is correct. By default, Mac OS does keep deleted files in a hidden trash folder on SD cards. Did emptying the trash help? If you're interested, there are utilities that can a) avoid the use of trash on removable media and/or b) get rid of Mac specific files like resource forks. I'm using a utility called BlueHarvest and it does both (and more).