Intel Mac :: Cannot See Flash Drive On Finder

Mar 27, 2012

My cursor was moving over the flash drive icon in Finder. I clicked on the icon.  I think Finder believed I was trying to move the icon elsewhere. The icon vanished in a puff of smoke. Now I cannot see it on Finder.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), logo vanished in a puff of smoke

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OS X :: Places In Finder Misplaced For Flash Drive?

Oct 19, 2009

This has been bugging me for a long time. Using 10.5.8, when I plug in a flash drive, the sidebar is the same as any Finder window. Maybe there's no way to change that - out of the box I mean, not by the user.This came up again when showing someone the procedure for coying to the flash drive. "Can I click on 'documents' over here?" (in the sidebar)"No, that's not the one you want.""Why not?"
"Good question."

Wouldn't it make more sense for there to be no Places listed in the flash drive window, or to be able to assign Places that are actually on the flash drive rather than having those take you to, well, places on the hard drive? I'm I the only one annoyed by this?

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Aug 11, 2009

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Mar 15, 2012

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May 3, 2012

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Feb 19, 2012

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Apr 28, 2012

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Jun 21, 2012

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Feb 18, 2012

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Apr 26, 2012

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Jun 29, 2012

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Jul 5, 2012

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Jun 3, 2014

I have a flash drive plugged into the correct USB port on my iMac .. but it does not automatically open on my desktop, and I can't find where to locate it!  I need to ultimately copy the content from the flash drive onto either a CD or a file that I can then upload to DropBox and share. 

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Mar 11, 2012

How to copy a photo album from iPhoto on iMac to a folder on my flash drive?

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Jun 17, 2014

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MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Sep 2, 2014

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Dec 8, 2014

I used a new USB flash drive this morning to transfer my pictures to. It showed it was transferring them then the screen went blue and nothing responded.  I shut down the computer and unplugged everything but now when I turn the computer back on it shows my home screen and I can see the mouse icon moving around but I am unable to 'click" on any of my programs and get a response. 

iMac with Retina 5K display, iOS 8

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Intel Mac :: External Drive Won't Display In Finder

Feb 1, 2012

I have a 500gb Verbatim external drive that I can't see in Finder. I've tried to restart, but with no luck.

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Intel Mac :: Finder Is Not Recognizing External Drive?

Mar 29, 2012

Yesterday, (Mar 28,2012) Finder was listing my external drive but when I went to eject the drive, it no longer showed in Finder. I cannot eject the drive properly. It is showing on my Desktop. I've done a disk utility verfy disk and it is recognized and no problem was found. I tried a new USB cable and the old Fire Wire (which doesn't work??). I used a different USB port but nothing seems to work. I've also tried restarting. I am running a MacBook Pro with 10.6.8.

MacBook Pro

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Intel Mac :: Yahoo Email Says Flash Is Blocked Please Unblock Flash?

Mar 31, 2012

After 4 years of no problems when I log onto Yahoo/AT&T email it says Flash is blocked-you must unblock Flash in an openmail app. I have reinstalled Flash to no avail. The email app seems to work fine. How do I make this message go away?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Air :: Finder Stalls While Installing Flash

May 16, 2012

I recently downloaded some updates onto my MacBook Air, including the latest version of Adobe Flash. Computer stalls whenever I try to install Flash and also when I open Firefox and sometimes in Safari.

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OS X Mavericks :: None Of USB Flash Drives Can Be Accessed In Finder

Aug 25, 2014

First the specs from "About this Mac":

MacBook Pro "13-inch, Late 2011", 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 // RAM= 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Mac OS X 10.9.4 "Mavericks" (13E28) 

The problem:

None of my USB Flash drives are accessible in Finder. 

The drives do technically "Mount" properly - they show up in Disk Utility, with the "Unmount" & "Eject" buttons available (indicating it's mounted), and they're mounted to the path /Volumes/<Disk Name>.  Also, the disks show up in the Finder Sidebar with the correct name etc.

However, If I click on the Finder icon for the drive, the window flashes white for a millisecond and then reverts back to whatever the window showed before (eg. my home folder's contents).  Finder will not access them.  This has occurred on 3 different USB Flash drives (all of the ones I own!), which are formatted for ye olde windoze, FAT16 or FAT32 (aka. MS-DOS).

The drives operate perfectly normally on an iMac running OS X 10.8.5 (accessible in Finder). I was able to copy files to/from & list the contents of the Flash drives normally. 

In Disk Util. I can Unmount & re-mount without error.  If I unplug the disk I get the expected "This disk was not unmounted properly" banner.  Eject via DiskUtil appears to work properly without error, causing the disk to vanish from Disk Utility (as expected).

The directory /Volumes does not show the drive's directory (just "Macintosh HD") - in fact the first time I list /Volumes/ after plugging in a drive, it appears to show some folder in /Volumes that is quickly removed (kind of scrolls-up into itself) as soon as the /Volumes directory is listed - was it my drive playing hide-and-seek??

The Eject button / option (in right-click menu) is not available in the Finder.

If I use Finder > Go To Folder… and type in the "Mount Point" from Disk Utility, I get a "folder not found" error. 

In DiskUtil, if I right-click the drive name and select Reveal In Finder…, strangely the folder will actually show up in /Volumes, and I can open the folder and view the drive contents (sometimes I have to Reveal it twice for it to work)!  I was also able to create a new folder after this (which did show up on the iMac as well).  However, if I tried to copy and files to the Flash drive, I get either

The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)

(when I try to drag a file into the newly created folder on the Flash drive), or

The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8058).

(if I drop a file on the Flash drive's root directory, or try to copy a file form the Flash drive to my computer). 

I have tried DiskUtil/"Repair Disk" on the flash drives, which doesn't show any errors or warnings (they appear to be ok - again they work fine on another Mac).

I also did a "Repair Permissions" on my MacBook, to no avail. 

I seem to remember having this same problem on OS X 10.8 at some point last year, and think I solved it via an online hint, but I have yet to re-find that solution (I'm on OS 10.9 now). 

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), USB Flash Drives formatted as FAT16

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Intel Mac :: Saved A Video Clip To Iphoto Then To A Flash Drive, 2 PC Users Unable To View Clip?

Apr 28, 2012

I own a Sony Cyber-shot camera, and a 24 inch IMAC computer. I took a short video clip and downloaded it to Iphoto (no problem doing that). I then downloaded the clip to a 4 gpb flash drive, as an mp4 video. My problem is that my friends Microsoft based PC can't play it.

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Feb 9, 2012

Every time I start up heaps of the finder windows appear and plays havoc on the system by freezing. I recently downloaded a .rar file and extractor program so not sure if that might have something to do with it.

MacBook Pro

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Intel Mac :: Rename An External Drive That Appears Under "Devices" In Finder

Jun 27, 2012

I have to rename an external drive that appears under "Devices" in Finder. 

But when the drive is highlighted and I go to "Info," what comes up is whatever is highlighted WITHIN the drive. 

How do I rename the drive itself? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Nov 15, 2010

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Jun 24, 2014

Can a coy of Maverick be downloaded to a flash drive or external hard drive?

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Jan 15, 2011

I formated my usb drive on my Mac to Journaled.

Now that I sold my Mac, I cant open that FlashDrive on my PC.

It doesnt even read.

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OS X :: U3 On USB Flash Drive -- How To Fix It

Dec 6, 2009

Here's a strange one. Got a new flash drive. My first step, always, is to use disk utility to erase and reformat the flash drive into FAT32, single partition.

But when I plug in my latest flash drive into my Macs, I see the U3 Install Disc icon on my desktop.

What gives? How can U3 still be on it after a reformat? More importantly, how do I get rid of it?

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Aug 10, 2010

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