Making a free advertising USB drive usable

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

  1. RossMacca macrumors regular

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    #1
    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.
     
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  3. RossMacca thread starter macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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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