USB stick does show up on Windows but not on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farkasam, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. farkasam macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    I just got a 4G kingston data traveler thumb drive. When i plug it into a desktop dell, i can add/remove files etc. when i plug it into my MBP, the drive doesn't show up anywhere. I'm running Leopard and have been using macs for years. any ideas??

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you taken a look at Disk Utility to see if it shows up there?
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    Also take a look at the Properties of the USB stick while you're in Windows to see what format (file system) the USB stick does use.
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  3. farkasam thread starter macrumors member

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    excellent thanks. it does show up in disk utility but not in my finder!

    i was premature, just formatted it to Mac OSX (journaled?) and it appears in the finder now. thanks for you assistance.
     
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    Can you click the MOUNT button in Disk Utility?


    You will not be able to use the USB stick in Windows with Mac OS Extended (HFS+) as a file system (format).


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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    FAT32
    • Read/Write from both native Windows and native Mac OS X.
    • No individual file larger than 4GB.
    NTFS
    HFS
    • Read/Write HFS from native Mac OS X
    • To Read/Write HFS from Windows, Install MacDrive
    • To Read HFS (but not Write) from Windows, Install HFSExplorer
     

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