Formatting a flash drive thats encrypted

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by stevemgough, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. stevemgough macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2012
    Im having a small issue, Im trying to do a fresh install of ML and have gone through all the steps and everything was looking fine, rebooted the imac after making it went all the way through the steps until it asked me to unlock my USB flash drive..
    The password i have on it ive used for a long time its the same password i use for anything computer orientated and type it a hundred times a day.. however this time the imac wont accept it, so I rebooted the mac and thought id just take the encryption off.. Now for whatever reason the password is coming up incorrect and i cant access the drive..
    Ive tried re-formatting the flash drive with disk utility but because the password is incorrect i cant mount it and an error keeps coming up..

    Any ideas how i can format it without knowing the password(which i do it just doesnt want to be accepted)

    thanks steve
  2. PerformaGuy macrumors member


    Oct 5, 2012
    Can you plug into a Windows computer and reformat?
    What is the brand and model of the flash drive?

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