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    Nov 21, 2011
    Using Flash Drive
    self taught macbook user trying to use a flashdrive .
    never used one no instructions or control shows up .
    how do i load it with a pdf i got to fix my flatscreen TV ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allheartojo View Post
    self taught macbook user trying to use a flashdrive .
    never used one no instructions or control shows up .
    how do i load it with a pdf i got to fix my flatscreen TV ?
    I assume you are talking about a USB Thumbdrive.

    If it doesn't show up on your display as a drive after plugging it into your USB port then it may be dead (apparently there is a high failure rate on Thumbdrives), or may need to be formatted.

    To format, open Disk Utility and select the Thumbdrive, choose Erase and select either FAT32 (if you plan on using on your Mac and on PCs) or Mac OS Extended Journaled (if you don't).

    After it is formatted it should show and you double click on the drive icon to open a Finder window. You can copy or just drag and drop files at that point.
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    Member Since
    Nov 21, 2011
    thank you ! it must be trashed , i'll have to get a different one . and some earplugs , so the thinking stays in . then cap it with the other one ! i don't seem to get this message back to you , it tells me to add more to it . i'll keep trying .

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    You can also check if it shows up on the left side of finder (there are preferences that you can check off) but I usually make sure I check Disk utility and or image capture (not sure if a usb shows there often)
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    Member Since
    Nov 21, 2011
    nada there for me
    just Macintosh HD
    and Network which is empty

    thanks again
    working on learning here
    but it is a slow process

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