new usb key 4GB how work in mac and win?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by umbilical, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    hi, I have a brand new 4gb kingstone... I need that work in mac and windows? how do it?

    I insert and say inicializated?
    or I go to windows and format fat32?

    I ask beacuse I buy other... and is a dessmess sometimes works in mac, sometimes dont, sometimes work in windows... sometimes dont

    any step by step? I still dont insert waiting for this help

    thanks
     
  2. Mactasia macrumors member

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    Yes, the fastest way would be to format as FAT32. This will read on both Mac and Windows.
     
  3. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but I format in mac? with disk utility? ms fat 32?

    but remember!!! when I go to insert, he said something like YOU WANT INICIALIZATED?

    I say yes or not?

    I have panic to loose another usb key :( for dont follow the steps!

    thanks
     
  4. Mactasia macrumors member

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    Formatting the USB key on either OS shouldn't make any difference - as long as it is FAT32, it is readable on both.

    It should be perfectly safe to Initialise the USB key.
     
  5. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok I go, let me send the results... ;)
     
  6. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow I insert and dont say nathing... works without "inicializated" say that is msdos fat32...

    but what files are? I can delete?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mactasia macrumors member

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    They are windows files - probably Kingston management of some sort. They will run if you plug it in to a Windows computer, and you can see what they do.
     
  8. umbilical thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you, this time it works... :)
     

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