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Richard, Mac Genius
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How can i find and delete data that was on my Flash Drive

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How can i find and delete data that was on my Flash Drive
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You say both find and delete, do you mean recover deleted data on the flash drive?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes they were there and then something happened and they dissapered but I know they are on the computer somewhere and I need to find them and delete

ok... so basically your trying to search your computer for missing files?
No recover deleted one?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I'm trying to find them and then I will delete

ok, then you would just use Spotlight on the computer Colin.
To open Spotlight, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of the menu bar, or press Command-Space from any app. Spotlight appears front and center when you open it. To search for something, type words related to it like an app name, a word contained in a document, or a tag you've attached to a file
Then then drag it to the trash and then empty the trash to get rid of it.
Let me know the results please
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Sorry Richard it much more difficult. This is from the Easeus web site"

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ok Colin.
we need to clarify here, and Ill ask again.
Your trying to recover DELETED file from a Flash drive, as before you just said you misplaced files on your computer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

The files were on the Flash Drive and when I checked they were gone. I may have accidentally deleted them but I doubt it but in any event when I went to look for the files they were gone. Not in the trash nor anywhere I could find them. So I went onto Easeus web site and they found them but wanted £90 to allow me access

ok, do you have a windows computer there?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No its a Mac Pro running OS X

Ok, but there is free software for windows computers to do this, do you have access to one?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No I'm afraid not

ok, you can use
Free for the Mac, just with windows you have more options.
Run a scan using this and let me know if it recovers it please
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you. I'll report back

thank you