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  1. #1

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    Oct 10, 2008
    Boot Camp on Macbook: Reading USBs
    Hey everyone,

    I'm running Windows XP on my Macbook Pro, and it won't read a USB device when I plug it in; I get that small bubble popping up from the taskbar that says it detected the device (it even says it's name, i.e. Sansa Clip MP3 Player), but it won't show up in My Computer. I've searched the internet and About Boot Camp for an answer to this problem, but I can;t seem to find one. Anyone know how I can access my USB devices?


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    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2008

    I don't have an answer for you, but I can tell you that this sometimes happens to me on my purely Windows machine - the player won't show under My Computer, but then it will show when I open Windows Explorer. It's aggravating, and so far I've found no rhyme or reason to how/why it happens.

    I guess my point is, it's not just Windows running under Boot Camp or whatever you're using.


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    Dec 20, 2006
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    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Do you have any network drives mapped to one of the lower drive letters (i.e. E: or F?
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    Sep 02, 2008
    Burlington, Ontario
    2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM MacBook, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Is it ALL your USB devices? Or just a select few?

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  5. #5

    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2008
    Hey thanks for your replies


    No, unfortunately it's not appearing under Windows Explorer either.


    No, nothing is showing up as being mapped to an E, F, etc. drive. There's just The C, D, and then "Scanners and Cameras" options.


    It will read, for instance, a USB flash drive, but for some reason not my MP3 player and my digital camera. I've updated the firmware and software, though.

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