Flash Drive Mounting Problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by hazfed, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have a G4 desktop and a G3 powerbook operating on OS 9.2.2.

    Neither computers will mount either of the two flash drives I have. The system profiler identifies them but the computer fails to mount them. I'm trying to transfer files between my PC and my Mac.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    Bernie
     
  2. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    Often times this is caused by the format of the flash drive being incompatible with Mac OS X. Mount the flash drives on your PC and check their formats by getting their properties. If the format is anything other than FAT (FAT16, FAT32, etc.), make it FAT and try again.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Flash Drive Problems

    Thanks, I checked the drive profile and it is FAT. I'm using OS 9.2.
     
  4. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    I would suggest formatting the Flash drive for Windows on one of the Macs if you were using Mac OS X - I'm not sure about the formatting capabilities of pre-Mac OS X operating systems, since I've long since abandoned Mac OS 9 and the Classic environment. Can anyone that does use Mac OS 9 help me (and the original poster)?
     

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