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I have a mac book pro, which i got about 6 months ago, and whenever i insert my lexar jump drive into the computer, it acts as if nothing is in the usb slot. i dont know how to fix. please help!!! thanks you!
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I have a mac book pro, which i got about 6 months ago, and whenever i insert my lexar jump drive into the computer, it acts as if nothing is in the usb slot. i dont know how to fix. please help!!! thanks you!
The jump drive may be defective, or the USB port may be defective. Have you tried plugging it into another USB port? Does it work on another computer? Have you tried using anything else in that USB port?


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the usb has worked on other computers, and i have gotten other flash drives to work on my mac.
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the usb has worked on other computers, and i have gotten other flash drives to work on my mac.
Ok. Plug in the jump drive, then run Disk Utility. What does it tell you about the drive?


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And which EXACT jump drive do you have? Model name/number...


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name: Lexar USB Flash Drive Media
serial #: TTJ0XUJZ0B6XD1X2DXNI
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name: Lexar USB Flash Drive Media
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Still need to know which model Jump Drive it is. They make a lot of different ones. V10, S70, TwistTurn, Firefly, etc etc etc.


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its the twist turn. btw thank you so much for the help
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Have you opened the Disk Utility in Applications/Utilities? Does the drive show up there?
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yes it did
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Ok. Well the drive is compatible out-of-the-box with Mac OS X, and since Disk Utility can see it, you should be able to format it.

ALTHOUGH… if Disk Utility can see it, then I'm wondering why nothing, or why you think nothing, is happening. When you insert the drive, does it show up in the Finder, on the left-side of the window with your other drives?

In Disk Utility, select the drive, click on the Partition tab, then tell us how the drive is formatted (FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, etc).


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And the answer to my other question is…. ???


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it doesnt show up in finder
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Ok. So Disk Utility does see it, Finder doesn't. DU says it's formatted in FAT so the Finder should be seeing it. My only suggestion at the moment is to re-format it. If you still need to share it with Windows PCs, use FAT32. If not, use Mac OS Extended (Journaled), aka HFS+.

EDIT: BTW… I just had a thought. Is there any chance there the thumb drive is encrypted? I have no personal experience with encryption software, but without that software installed, I'm wondering if that would explain why the Finder can't see the drive.


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