Cannot format new USB flash stick OSX - No Options

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  1. bennib0i macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    First time member and poster here. Hope everyone is well :)

    I'm having trouble working out how to format a new USb stick drive. I normally use the simple Disk Utility in Mac but this time there is no option.

    Please see the below screenshots: I don't seem to have an option in either tabs for "First Aid", "Erase", or "Partition".

    Any thoughts please?
     

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  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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  3. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    if it's read only, get info on the drive in the finder and change the permission to read/write in the get info dialog window
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    @ thedeske :
    If it is an NTFS drive, you can't change the permission :

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  5. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, OK
     

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