USB flash drive won't mount

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by TitanJeff, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. TitanJeff macrumors regular


    Aug 20, 2004
    I think I know the answer to this before I ask but thought it worth a shot...

    I have a little 4.0 GB flash drive with some stuff on it I would like to recover. When I insert it, I get "Disk Insertion: the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer" error.

    I can see it on disk mount. I've tried this on a number of other computers.

    Any tricks or tips to get this to mount or is it a goner (which I suspect)?
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    If you are trying to read it on a PC, it may have either a GUID or APM header, with HFS+ as the format, which you need 3rd party software to use on a PC.

    Otherwise, it may just have a damaged format, so a Mac can't read it.


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