Using a USB Pen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jetheat, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Jetheat macrumors regular

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    I have connected a USB Pen Drive to my Mac Keyboard.

    It doesn't show up anywhere on my iMac.
    Where can I find it? I want to load things onto the USB Drive.

    Thanks,

    JH
     
  2. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Open Disk Utility from your apps folder, & see if it shows up in the left hand pane. If so, you probably will need to format it to MacOS Extended/Journaled if you wanna read AND write to it.......
     
  3. westyz61 macrumors newbie

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    Using a USB Pen

    I assume this is a flash memory storage device?
    OK, I have found that some USB thumb drives will not work in the keyboard USB port, as these are not powered ports. Try plugging it into one of the ports on the side or back of your Mac.
    When properly connected, it should appear as a drive image on the Desktop.
     
  4. H&Kie macrumors regular

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    That's true. Most USB memory devices won't work when plugged into your keyboard. Normally a message will pop up stating that you're trying to use an underpowered port.
     
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