How to Delete Files from Flash Drive Permanently On MAC?

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Are you trying to delete your Flash Drive files on your MacBook or MacBook Pro? If yes then in this post I am going to tell you how to Delete Files from Flash Drive Permanently On MAC?

Quick Answer,

To delete the files from your Flash Drive on your MAC, Power on your Mac device -> Connect your Flash drive to your MAC -> open your flash drive -> Select the files which you want to delete -> right click on the file -> tap move to trash. After that go to the trash folder, and clean the bin.

How to Delete Files from Flash Drive Permanently On MAC?

How to Delete Files from Flash Drive Permanently On MAC?

Method 1:

  • Power on your Mac device.
  • Connect your Flash drive to your MAC.
  • Open finder.
  • Tap on your flash drive from the left sidebar to open it.
  • Select the files which you want to delete.
  • Drag and drop the selected file into the trash. Or alternatively, you right-click on the file, and tap move to trash.
  • Then go to the trash, and clean the bin.

Method 2:

  • Connect your flash drive to MAC.
  • Press the “Control + spacebar button” to access the spotlight search.
  • Search disk utility, and open it.
  • Tap your Flash drive from the left sidebar.
  • Tap erase from the given options.
  • Then tap Erase again to confirm.
  • You are done.

How To Delete Your Flash Drive Hidden Files On MAC?

Hidden files are mainly junks files and you will not be able to find them easily. Below are steps to find your hidden files on the flash drive and delete them.

  • Open the finder.
  • Tap flash drive from the left sidebar menu.
  • Press and hold “Command + Shift + Period Key (>)” to locate the hidden files.
  • Select the files which you want to delete.
  • Drag and drop the selected file into the trash. Or alternatively, you right-click on the file, and tap move to trash.
  • Then go to the trash, and clean the bin.

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Rahul Choudhary

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