Making a free advertising USB drive usable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RossMacca, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. RossMacca macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    A few days ago I was handed a free USB drive in the street advertising a company. When I connect it to my MacBook (or any other computer) it show's up as 2 drives: 1 which is a standard removable USB drive, and the other is for some reason showing as a CD with a Windows autorun file that leads the their website.

    Is there any way I can make this drive 1 partition which I can use as a regular USB drive? I know it's not a lot of space (about 70MB) but it would be useful anyway. I have access to Windows if this is needed.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
  3. RossMacca thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    I tried disk utility but the "CD" part of it won't do anything, it say's the disk is not writable.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What about selecting the USB drive instead of the partitions?

    Disk utility normally shows items in there like this

    • 250.06GB ST28372ß3
      Macintosh HD
    • USB Drive
      partition 1 - CD
      partition 2 - data​
  5. RossMacca thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2009
    Yea, that's what I'd have expected too, but it's like this:

    • HDD
      • Macintosh HD
      • BOOTCAMP
    • USB Drive
    • CD 'USB' Drive
      • CD

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