Flash Drive mounts in Windows, won't show up on Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 007bond, May 16, 2011.

  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    Basically, I have a flash drive that shows up on windows, but not on mac. It is formatted FAT32. I can't format it on mac (Disk Utility gets stuck at unmounting disk). Any advice? I need these files on my mac ASAP!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If you need the files ASAP, maybe try Dropbox or a direct network connection, if you have problems with the USB flash memory thumb drive.
    Or format the USB flash memory thumb drive again via Windows > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management or right clicking in Windows Explorer on the USB flash memory thumb drive and choosing Format and then either try FAT32 again or even NTFS.
     
  3. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    I tried formatting under windows and it didn't work. And yes, I uploaded the files to dropbox to get them for now. But, I need to take them to school(file sharing services are not allowed there)
     

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