Disk Utility ruins my USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by u1725, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. u1725 macrumors member

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    #1
    When i formatted my usb key in Disk utility, it made it unusable on Windows Xp machines(wich we use in school) but i can still use it on vista's and mac's

    What have i done wrong, and how can i make it right again?

    Please help me, cause i really need to be able to access my files in school!

    u1725
     
  2. Dane D. macrumors 6502a

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    Did you re-format the drive MS-DOS or Mac OS Extended? XP won't read Mac OS Extended, didn't realize Vista could though if that is what you did.
     
  3. u1725 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Check what exactly you've formatted it as. On your Mac, click the USB drive on the desktop once File>Get Info and let us know what format it is.

    Worst case scenario, format it using Vista.
     

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