BTW, that is a known defect in previous generation MacBooks and is covered by Apple even on notebooks out of warranty.
I know that!^^^Why not just just select all the items on you thumb drive and Cmd + delete them and then Empty Trash. Thats what I do all the time, who care what filesystem is on thumb drives.
I know that!
My friend's thumb-drive got corrupt and only a re-format can set things right. Actually I've wanted to do that myself with one of my memory cards. Now?
Your way is clearNow don't tell me that you've fallen for her!! No chance, I am in queue for 6 years now