Flash drive not showing up

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Kyllle, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    Just bought a new macbook air, and I'm trying to transfer over my pictures that were on my PC (I no longer have the PC) and are now on a flash drive.

    The drive in question is formatted in FAT32 (4GB). I also tried two other drives, one a FAT16 (2GB) and another a FAT32 (8GB), both of which worked.

    When I plug in the flash drive, it doesn't show up in Finder, like the other 2 do, but it does show up in Disk Utility. Do I need to reformat the drive or something? I tried it on a windows computer and it worked fine.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If it shows up in Disk Utility, try reformatting it.
  3. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2007
    What and lose his pictures?

    Plug the drive in another Windows PC, copy the files off, Format the drive in NTFS, copy the files back on, Then transfer the files onto your laptop.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, obviously you would back up the files before reformatting.

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