Thumbdrive problem...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by expergo, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. expergo macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have a Lexar 256mb thumbdrive that I use on my PC. It's formatted to MS-DOS_FAT32, but when I try to use it on my mac, it says its' not readable and it won't mount. I thought FAT32 was compatible?

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Does it show up in Disk Utility or System Profiler?
     
  3. expergo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Shows up in disk utlity but even though the mount button is accesible, when I click it, nothign happens.

    Same thing happened with my external fw drive. I had one formatted as fat32 using partitionmagic on pc, and when I plugged it in, it didn't mount either. It said the partition type was MS-DOS_FAT32.

    I then tried another hd and it mounted, and for that one it just said fat32.

    Strange. I don't know what's goign on. :(
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

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