Good day gents. I have a question about how to properly format and load a usb flash drive with music files. I have a Kenwood car stereo that has a usb port which allows me to carry a tonne of music and not have to tote cds around. I love it. I have barely loaded a cd in it since I bought it.
I use Sandisk 4gb cruzer sticks and they work just fine but I am having trouble getting the folders on the disc in the way I want. No matter what I try, no matter how many times I format, my folders will always start at number 03. When I check the contents of a freshly formatted stick, it always shows about 3.72gb of space left. What is using up the other 230mb of space? I have checked to see if the U3 software was nuked out and the removal tool from Sandisk does not show it when I run the tool.
The most annoying thing is the folder numbering. Why does it always start with number three? Of course intuition tells you pretty plainly it has something to do with .25gb of used space you can't see but who knows? Also, is just using the Windows XP formatting tool the right way to do it? I always just select FAT32 but should I be doing something different? I figure there has to be answer amongst this crowd.