My FlashDrive Isn't Showing Up On My Mac Air, But It's Showing Up On Other Computers?

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I'm in computer class and I'm currently working on a project. I've inserted my FlashDrive into my Mac Air, but it's not showing up. Next, I've inserted it in the classroom computer and it's showing up on there, but not on my Mac Air. Is there anyone who'd be willing to help me handle

I'm in computer class and I'm currently working on a project. I've inserted my FlashDrive into my Mac Air, but it's not showing up. Next, I've inserted it in the classroom computer and it's showing up on there, but not on my Mac Air. Is there anyone who'd be willing to help me handle this problem?

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Aria:
One of the newer features Mac started using as default (to keep the desktop cleaner I guess) was to not display any connected devices (including your start up hard drive) on the desk top.

Many of us preferred the older way to spot what was connected rather than to have to use launch Pad, or Mission Control. To make it look like the older Mac desktop with all devices visible, While Finder is displayed at the top of the screen, type ⌘, (or Click on "Finder" and in the drop down menu click on "Preferences".) Check all of the device boxes so that you can see and click on them to open them when we wish. One of the device types that will not show on the desktop unless the box is checked is External Disks. (which includes flash drives.)

NOTE: NTFS is a format that is Windows specific, just as the Mac OS formats are Mac specific. The one that is shareable is called FAT32. The Mac should be able to mount, display and drag files from the drive, just not write to the documents while they are ON the drive.

Richard:
I read somewhere that MACs require a special driver to be installed to handle certain Windows file system types. It was some weeks ago that I read this, but I think it might have been NTFS file systems that required the new driver. It might be worth Googling for possible solutions.
dewcoons:
Keep in mind that the formatting for a Windows PC drive and the formatting for an Apple device drive are different. A drive (such as a USB stick) that works on one OS may not on the other if the formatting is not correct for that OS.
Michael:
In Finder try clicking on Finder in the menu bar, preferences, general tab and make sure that show external disks is checked. To Improve Applock Security, You must also install Leo Privacy Guard in your smart phone, with Stylish themes.
Biff:
wouldn't it have to formatted for a n Apple computer? that's different formatting than a windows computer
Duncan:
Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the desktop > External disks (ticked?)

The Mac will read it whatever the Windows formatting is used.

You have OS X – you do not need Kaspersky… which will cause more problems than it cures.

Mmm J:
In the MacBook: Applications: Utilities: Drive Utility. The next time you insert the flash drive, ;launch Drive Utilities and see if it can see the drive.

Also, what sort of malware detection do you have on the Mac? It is possible that the flash drive has some sort of malware and is not mounting because of it…

leigh:
u may have to play with it but removing it and inserting in a few times, I had to. it wouldn't show up, so i removed in and plugged it back until it show up.
Jarek:
Is it formatted properly?

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