I may be too late with this message but there might not be a need to reformat the card. You see, unlike Windows, Linux has a trash bin not just for the hard drive but it also makes trash bins on external storage. Look for a hidden folder named .trash-1000 or something like that in the root of your sdcard, and use the "permanently delete" (or something like that, I don't know exactly what it's called) option on that folder. This should return your storage space to the card.

Hope this helped,


Op 20 nov. 2012 23:40 schreef "Andrej N. Gritsenko" <andrej@rep.kiev.ua> het volgende:

    Today my niece got into problem. Flash card on their videocamera
showed free 9MB of 8GB while every file was deleted. Obvious thought is
to re-format it. But how to do it? The most obvious thing would be to
find some option under computer:// of course. But all icons in there
have only two items in context menu: 'Open with...' and 'Properties',
none of them give any help. I would like to add someting into 1.2 for
such purpose but I don't know the best expectation for it, i.e. how to
implement it. There are few questions coming:
a) where in context menu should be new option?
b) what the option it should be? 'Format volume'? 'Volume properties'?
c) what application should serve that option?
d) how to define that application?

What do you think about all of that?

    WBR, Andriy.

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