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Old Feb 8, 2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Computer won't recognize flash drive

I don't know what to do. I've used this flash drive a lot and all of a sudden it doesn't show up in Finder, but removing it without ejecting it still brings up a prompt and it shows up in System Profiler.
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Old Feb 8, 2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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What about Disk Utility?
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Old Feb 8, 2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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I assume you've gone into Disk Utility and formatted it in the Fat 32 file format so Mac can recognise it.
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Old Feb 9, 2009, 01:41 AM   #4
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Also take a look at your Finder preferences, make sure it wasn't toggled at some point not to show connected hard drives.
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Old Feb 9, 2009, 03:47 PM   #5
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Yeah, it shows up in DU as well.

It's odd, the checkbox for showing external disks in Finder's sidebar was blue, but instead of a check it had a dash. I'm guessing that meant it was set to only display certain drives, which is odd, because I never changed the setting and, like I said, I've used this drive on this computer. Anyway, I changed it back and now there's no problem. Perhaps I inadvertently changed the setting... or my computer is becoming self-aware and is messing with me.

Hm.

Well, thanks, guys!
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