Erase external floppy diskette?


modernmagic

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Is it possible to create a Quick Action or something that can erase an external USB floppy diskette?
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

I assume you mean a USB flash drive?

What are you trying to accomplish, automate the steps need to erase it, erase it immediately when it mounts, speed up the time it takes to actually erase it?

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Actually I do still have to deal with a 3-1/2” floppy diskette due to an expensive but antique medical device. :rolleyes:

I want to automate the steps to erase the diskette after I am done transferring off the files. Right now I have to either:
A) launch disk utilities and erase the diskette
Or
B) empty the Mac trash to also erase the diskette.
However, sometimes I recover things from my trash and only Empty Trash monthly.
 

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Ahhh...OK.

I still have to access a few floppy disks myself from time to time. ;)

I am not well-versed in Automator or AppleScript, but there may be a way to do it. Maybe the folks over at MacScripter would have suggestions.

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Excellent...thanks for the link.

Hopefully they will have a solution for you.

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