2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2012 6:41 AM by Limnos
c3freo Level 1 Level 1

I have plugged in a brand new flash drive and my mac won't recognise it, I have tried several ports, what can I do?

  • roam Level 6 Level 6

    The next step is to try the USB flash on another computer to test its integity.

  • Limnos Level 9 Level 9

    Have you restarted the computer?


    All the flash drives I have seen have an operation light. When you plug it in do you see a light flash on the drive?  Look carefully because they are not always very bright.


    Are you looking for the drive in a Finder window, or on the desktop.  You may need to make sure Finder preferences are set to display hard drives and/or removable media.


    Start up Disk Utility and then insert the drive.  Does it show in Disk Utility?