Flash drive not showing up/being read

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dubstar, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. dubstar macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I have a flash drive that i purchased yesterday. The first time i stuck it in it was read like expected. I ejected it correctly, everything was fine.

    now when i put it in, it doesnt show up ion the desktop or in the finder. however when i unplug it i get the message saying it was not removed correctly.

    any ideas on what i can do to get this to read right?
  2. velocityg4 macrumors 68040


    Dec 19, 2004
    Make sure that removable media is set to show on the desktop in the Finder preferences.

    If that does not work try opening Disk Utility in the boot drive/Application/Utilities folder. To see if is showing there. If it does show up you can try reformatting it.
  3. dubstar thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008

    It is working now, I restarted the computer(again) and it is showing up like normal.

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