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    4GB USB flash drive not recognized by MBP
    I have a 4GB usb flash drive in FAT format that has a couple of files in it. When I plug it into my MBP Snow Leopard it doesn't show up on desktop or finder, so I can't access it. I used Dish Utility and it showed up there. There's nothing wrong on the hardware side. In fact I also have another USB flash with 512 and 1GB, and they work like normal when I plug them in.

    Any solution or suggestion as to where I can find the solution?

    Thanks

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    If you have the files stored elsewhere, try reformatting the drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackmac11 View Post
    If you have the files stored elsewhere, try reformatting the drive
    Thanks! It worked =) It came pre-formated in FAT32. Since it's new, I only have one small file. Used my HP laptop to reformat in same FAT32. My MBP now recognized it. Wonder why the initial problem...?

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    Awesome My 16GB flash drive had the same problem. I guess mac's don't like the factory format.

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