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    Hello fellow designers.

    I know most/all/a lot of you use USB Keys to transfer work, send to an annoying printer, exchange files with a client. This is somewhat off topic because I know I can just go buy another USB key for a couple bucks but this is going to annoy me if I don't figure it out.

    I received a pair if USB Keys from my dealership after purchasing my 2008 Lancer. On said USB Key was a bunch of useless info on my car and some free space that I can do whatever I want on it.

    I tried getting rid of the useless information but I CANT And it's driving me up the wall!

    I tried formating it but it won't let me... Does anyone know of a "Force Format" Kind-of-thing? I'm on a Mac but if you give me a solution on a PC I shall love you all the same.

    Thanks
    Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

  • #2
    Yeah, I've seen a few thumb drives like that, where the info can't be erased. Never found a solution.
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    • #3
      You know Garricks... I count on you for one thing and you let me down... Tsk Tsk...
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      • #4
        well, technically, I know of a way to do it...but you'll be lucky if you're ever able to put anything on it ever again.... :P
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        • #5
          Hahah, I was just going to say the same thing. What predictable smartasses we are.

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          • #6
            HAHA! Would it have anything to do with tossing it in the microwave
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            • #7
              That is just like iPods and many other storage devices, it's like they have partitioned the drive into two. One that you can access, and other that you cannot.
              I don't know of a solution sorry.
              (but it does burn me that Apple gets to keep almost 2MB of my iPod for their stuff. I need that space for music!)
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              • #8
                *Sigh* Alas, it seems that no one can solve my problem. Ah well, they have some sweet deal on Tiger Direct lol I'll just get another one there.

                Seriously Audi tho? 2MB? that's like 1 song lol, not even :P
                Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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                • #9
                  Sorry 2 GB. I can type.
                  And it's barely noon here!
                  I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

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                  • #10
                    "I can type" clearly you can't.

                    Hehe Sorry I had to point that out.
                    You guys are in Calgary eh?
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                    • #11
                      lol.

                      Yep we're in Cowtown.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Audentia View Post
                        Sorry 2 GB. I can type.
                        And it's barely noon here!
                        2GB? Jeebus!

                        My iPod Touch doesn't even use close to that amount. 616MB for apps, 55GB for music, 225MB for other...

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                        • #13
                          Mine's an old Fifth Generation, 30GB.
                          and yes it's very annoying.
                          I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. ~ Kurt Cobain

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                          • #14
                            Yeah... 2GB is a lot? Are you exaggerating just a tad?

                            Yeah I thought so, out East over here it's almost 3 so I get to go hoooooommmeee soon!
                            Less marketing douchebaggery, MORE TANKS!

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                            • #15
                              you can stop rubbing it in any time now Artist....

                              lol

                              and 1 method requires a microwave.
                              Another requires a large, rare earth magnet.
                              The third requires fireworks/bottle rockets.
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