8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2014 12:39 PM by Jevelyn1942
Jevelyn1942 Level 1 Level 1

I removed a memory stick from the computer without sending it to the trash and now the icon has disappeared. What should I do?

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
Reply by Limnos on Jan 14, 2014 12:08 PM Helpful

Disk Utility.  (Disc = CD or DVD)


Look in your Applications > Utilities folder

Reply by Limnos on Jan 14, 2014 12:25 PM Helpful

Try restarting the computer.


Try the drive in another computer. It may be coincidental but the drive may have failed.


Jevelyn1942 wrote:


Found Disc Utility


*Sigh* Disk Utility (there is a difference and if you use the wrong terms  people will think you need something diferent).


What's the difference between a "disc" and a "disk?" - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2300 - optical cf. magnetic.


Edit:  You posted while I was typing this response.


Can you repair the drive (not permissions, the other thing)?  If you can, do so, then eject the drive properly.

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