USB Stick Not showing: Where Should I look ?

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  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Using high sierra.

    I plug a USB Memory stick in, but can't see anywhere that it shows.
    Finder doesn't seem to show it.

    Where should it be, and where should I look for it, please ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    First up go to Finder > Preferences and ensure 'External Disks' is checked.
     
  3. Robert4 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Thanks. External Disks IS checked.

    Funny, they both show up on the W10 side (using Parallels)
    Perhaps they are formatted for "only" W10 ?

    Thanks again,
    Bob
     
  4. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

    nambuccaheadsau

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    With the stick in the port, go to Utilities > Disk Utility and see if it is there. If you are going to use with both systems, format on the Mac ex Fat.
     
  5. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I sometimes have that problem when I plug an SD card into the reader. It usually shows up after I take it out then reinsert it a few times. I haven't figured out why this happens.
     

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