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    Invisible memory stick!

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    Invisible memory stick!
    I have a new iMac and have just connected an equally new 4GB memory stick.
    I see it on the screen in the top rh corner. If I double click the window opens and I can do everything I expect to be able to do.

    But then, when I try to save a document to it from the 'File/Save As' I cannot because it does not appear in the column under devices. Where is it?

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    What is the format of the memory stick? It needs to be either FAT or HFS+. If it's NTFS, you can't write to that type of drive, you can only read data from it.

    You can use Disk Utility to reformat the memory stick in an appropriate format.
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    Invisible memory stick!

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    Switch to the Finder
    Choose Finder > Preferences
    Select the Sidebar tab
    Check the box next to "External disks"

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    Invisible memory stick!

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    Hi Schweb, it is a MS DOS FAT 32 stick.
    Hi Technologist - if I do as you suggest it is not listed under External Disks.
    In Disk Utility I can see it, and it says:
    Mount Point : /Volumes/4GB Stick Capacity : 4 GB (4,000,309,248 Bytes)
    Format : MS-DOS (FAT32) Available : 3.92 GB (3,923,230,720 Bytes)
    Owners Enabled : No Used : 75.1 MB (75,120,640 Bytes)
    Number of Folders : 0 Number of Files : 0
    ......But I stlll can't see it to save to it!!

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    Invisible memory stick!
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    Can you save a file by dragging a file on-top of the USB icon on the desktop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandad View Post
    Hi Schweb, it is a MS DOS FAT 32 stick.
    Hi Technologist - if I do as you suggest it is not listed under External Disks.
    In Disk Utility I can see it, and it says:
    Mount Point : /Volumes/4GB Stick Capacity : 4 GB (4,000,309,248 Bytes)
    Format : MS-DOS (FAT32) Available : 3.92 GB (3,923,230,720 Bytes)
    Owners Enabled : No Used : 75.1 MB (75,120,640 Bytes)
    Number of Folders : 0 Number of Files : 0
    ......But I stlll can't see it to save to it!!
    Did you try reformatting it to see if that fixes it?
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    Invisible memory stick!

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    I took it back to the shop, they tried it and it didn't work for them either; so, they gave me another one which works just fine.
    Thanks for your help.

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