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Natively Macs can read and write to the FAT32 file system but can only read from the NTFS file system.

I'd say it's most likely your USB drive is formatted with NTFS. If you have nothing else on it just reformat it on the Mac (Disk Utility) or on Windows as FAT32 and try again.

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