Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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How should I format a Micro SD card for Dropbox storage?

I have been using a 128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3 device with my MacBook for a while now and have really grown to love having all of my Dropbox available without using up my SSD disk space. I've ...
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Format USB for Samsung TV

What's the simplest way to format a USB stick and write some video files to it in order for the Samsung TV to read it? As far as I know Samsung TVs support the FAT format (or maybe ExFAT too), but if ...
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MacBook Pro Issues: Stalling and Detection of External USB

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). I bought it in end of July 2015 and am using it since then. I am using OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.4 Recently I am facing two problems. My ...
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How can I boot a WinPE USB on a Macbook? [duplicate]

I have a 2008 Macbook Pro with OS X Yosemite and Windows 7 on a bootcamp partition. Yesterday while trying to create another partition (in windows) I accidently converted my basic disk of primary ...
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Left USB suddenly stops working on Macbook Air

I've been using my USB keyboard for some time now on my Macbook Air. Then, suddenly, it stops working. I've tried unplugging, plugging in different USB machine (mouse, another keyboard) and it's not ...
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Substituting not working USB ports in Macbook Pro

I have this Macbook Pro 2011. Both USB ports do not recognize any devices (yes, I have tried many fixes). However, USB is neccessery for me. So I am wondering, is there any workaround that could ...
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How can I find the serial number of my Apple Keyboard USB on a mac programmatically from the terminal?

I would like to retrieve the Apple USB Keyboard's serial number from a command to use in a script. What command can I use ?
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“RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget” Share Internet

I've connected my Pi Zero over USB to my OS X laptop and under Preferences -> Network it shows up as RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget, with a self assigned IP. It says that RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget has a ...
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Best file system for USB stick for backup purposes

I bought a 128GB stick to back up my MacBook Air (Time Machine). This way I don't need to re-format my external HDD I use for backing up files from my Windows machine. Since I won't be using the stick ...
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unistalling el capitan and installing yosemite issue

I have formatted a usb drive guid partition and installed Yosemite from another mac. When booting, the USB is showing as an option to install yosemite. When I select this and try to install I ...
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kernel extension is not always loaded at boot time on OSX

I do have a kernel extension for USB-Devices using IOKitPersonalities. Replugging one of the devices the kext will always be loaded as expected but for devices already connected at startup this ...
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USBSMC history on a Mac

How do I find the USBSMC history on Mac if it was cleared from the console? It seems to only be possible with specific code, rather than by simpler means. I have only seen solutions for Windows ...
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Recovering data on a failing USB drive with a Yosemite [duplicate]

I have a USB drive with Yosemite installed, but it stopped working suddenly. I am no longer able to boot with it. If I do try (I am using a Mac mini which runs Mavericks), the progress bar (in the ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion to recognize my mouse?

I recently switched from Parallels to VMWare Fusion and need some help getting my Windows 10 virtual machine to recognize my Lumenata Sentey mouse I have plugged. Basically, what I'm trying to do is ...
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Connecting my Roll Up Piano via USB to record MIDI

I have a roll up piano (see the image) that has an USB output. An USB cable comes with it: it is able to connect the roll up piano with the computer. I have connected it to my macbook. ...
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Making Fusion Drive with USB-attached SSD?

I'm working with lots of VM images on my Mac mini and I'm looking for ways to speed things up by converting a data partition on the internal HDD into a Fusion Drive setup with an external SSD ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 from Bootcamp external HDD

I have installed Windows 10 Pro in Mac OS X El Capitan using Bootcamp, restored the same to external USB 3.0 HDD using WinClone Pro. Now I am getting error when booting to Windows. Steps followed: ...
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Push photo from MacBook to iPhone via USB

I can drag and drop an image from a folder on my MacBook into Photos. Now I want to push it to the photos on my iPhone. They are connect by USB. I don't want to mess with clouds in the "interweb". ...
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Mac — HDMI to USB/Thunderbolt

I know there are small USB boxes which are able to pass through image from HDMI (and record it) to computer. Is there something similar which would enable me to see stuff from HDMI on my Mac? Why: I ...
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Create install media - lion -command not found

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive in order to rebuild my sons old imac. I have followed the instructions given on this and other forums but am getting command not found when trying to run ...
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Problems Making a USB Windows Boot Drive - Then Booting my Mac from it

I've seen tutorials on how to make a windows usb/flash boot drive on a mac using a windows iso & bootcamp. I've also seen tutorials on how to boot a mac from a usb drive (hold down alt when ...
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How can I use a Gigaware USB to Ethernet adapter on my MacBook Pro, running OS X El Capitan?

I recently bought a Gigaware USB to 10/100 mbps Ethernet adapter to connect my Mac to the Internet. I have followed the instructions that came with my adapter and installed the drivers. In System ...
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Boot Windows from USB with EFI password

I've created an USB with Windows 10 from where I can boot: Restart pressing option. Select USB EFI partition. Windows starts. When EFI password is active it will be asked when booting pressing the ...
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How to install a bootable ISO onto a single partition of a usb stick?

Previous questions/answers dealt with the simple case of a single partition on the USB disk that was just overwritten with dd. Also it looks like the disk utility gui doesn't allow creation of ...
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My iPod can only charges with AC power, not USB

A repair company changed my charger port on my iPod Touch 5. Since then when I connect to AC, it charges perfectly but when I connect to my PC with USB, nothing happens. I tried with iPad: the cable ...
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Ipod touch 5g charges on plug but not usb after repair

So they changed my charger port in ipod Touch 5 because it was broken, when i plugged it to power it charged fine , but it doesnt charge when connected to usb, same cable, same compuer , with ipad ...
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Windows 7 on Virtual Box 5 not recognising USB 3

I have Virtual Box 5.0.2 on my Mac (El Capitan) running Windows 7. I also have the Virtual Box extension pack 5.0.2, which supposedly enables USB 2.0/3.0 ports, but I can't see my USB stick in Windows ...
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My Mid-2015 Macbook Pro no longer rapid charges my Nexus 6P over USB, why?

The USB3.0 ports on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro always charged my Nexus 6P "rapidly" (as reported by the phone), meaning at 2100mA+ or so. However, a couple months ago (around January/February), this ...
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FTDI USB device not removed after unplugging

I have an FTDI USB adapter for loading software onto Arduino's, but it comes with a slight problem. 90% of the time when I unplug the USB cable, the device is not removed as a USB device. It remains ...
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Turn off USB power on OS X/Mac Mini

I have a need to turn USB power off (and on) using a script or a piece of software. Ideally it should be possible to turn each port off/on separately, but also turning power off/on from all ports at ...
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USB Drive Size Lost After Formatting on OS X El Capitan

This is strange. I formatted my 16 GB USB drive on OS X El Capitan with FAT file system and it worked fine. However, same drive on Windows 7 PC shows only 200 MB of size. Where the heck other drive ...
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Does anybody know how long installing El Capitan onto a USB 2 pendrive from another USB 2 pendrive takes on a MacBook Air?

I'm trying to resucitate a discarded 2013 11″ MacBook Air with no internal drive and hence no OS. The Apple Store Genius bar tested it and found the only problems to be the missing drive and broken ...
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USB not recognised after iTunes sync

I have a strange problem. After syncing iPhone with iTunes my Macbook Pro doesn't recognise other USB drives (I tried both USB flash drive and external HDD). After restart it works ok, until I do the ...
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iMac A1208 - Mac OS X 10.4 Install Problem

I'm a French user and I have a iMac from 2006/2007. I have changed the logic board. It's ok, but i want to do a fresh install of OS, (10.4), but the optical disk is KO. I have the official CD (but it ...
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Creating a Windows Virtual Machine in VMware Fusion from Bootable USB

I have the Windows 10 setup in a bootable USB drive. I would like to create a virtual machine from it on my Mac computer. I have already tried to create a .cdr image from the USB drive using disk ...
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How do I prevent OSX from creating a network entry when I connect a USB serial device?

I use a lot of different USB serial devices. I'm now at the point where my Network Preferences panel takes minutes to open and more minutes to change profiles. Opening ...
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Is it possible and relatively easy to boot a 2013 MacBook Air from an external drive?

Given a MacBook Air that's working but with dead display and SSD, can I use it as a desktop-only machine with an external monitor and external hard drive? The guy at the Apple Store Genius Bar this ...
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Automatic and Abnormal reboot after plugging an usb device

I have a Macbook pro (mid 2009, OSx 10.11.4). It has been already few days that I have the same problem: when I plug an Arduino into one of my two usb ports (no matter which one), the system crashes ...
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Will there be a USB-C to thunderbolt 2 adaptor? I only need data transfer to be higher then USB 3.0

Right now USB C ports are just arriving in laptops and I unfortunately dedicated to go with a cheaper laptop (pc) but with thunderbolt-2. The thing I don't like about thunderbolt 2 products is the ...
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Erase USB in Disk Utility says “Permission denied”

I'm trying to format my USB so I can get all the space back onto it, but every time I try to erase it in Disk Utility, this comes up: POSIX reports: The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission ...
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Format usb drive into ext4 and swap partitions

I have been trying to create a model of a passive WiFi tracker by following the steps given in the following link: http://edwardkeeble.com/2014/02/passive-wifi-tracking/ One of the steps requires me ...
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New USB Drive Cannot be accessed

Suddenly my PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive has stopped working. It doesn't show up in Finder, Windows starts going crazy when I plug it in, Linux says the device could not be opened, and Disk Utility also ...
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How do I change the Hotspot timeout on my iPad Retina?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac which ...
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How do I make my iPad Retina wifi hotspot discoverable (tethering 3G) when off and unplugged like my iPhone 6S?

I can use my Ipad Retina (4th Gen, iOS 9.3.1) when plugged in via USB to tether the 3G connection. After it is plugged into USB, then I can see it shareable via wifi from other devices. (My Mac ...
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Can I use a USB to HDMI converter to set up 2 external monitors on my 2015 Macbook Air?

Can the Macbook Air (2015 model) power a second external monitor via it's USB port (using a USB to HDMI cable)? I would also need to connect an external keyboard and mouse, so I plan on getting a USB ...
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External SSD not recognized after ejection or reboot

I have an USB external mechanical disk. It works fine, and I can remount it after ejection. Also, it is mounted automatically after a reboot, as it should be. I got an USB external SSD, too. It works ...
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iPad mini charging problems

What I have experienced about charging problems is that it is mostly because the cable is not genuine and for that reason the message "not charging" appears even though it is charging anyway. It is no ...
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Mac stops recognising USB devices shortly after reboot

My MacBook Air (OS X 10.11.4, 2013) stops recognising USB devices a short while after I reboot it. That is, any devices connected during or shortly after a restart will be recognised, but after a ...
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Burning CD images to Bootable USB

Why can I copy a Linux ISO directly to a USB using dd, but in order to make a bootable USB using a FAT32 filesystem I need to convert the ISO to an UDRW image?
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Time Machine Network Connected to USB Connected Hard Drive

I have a Seagate 2TB hard drive that I connected to my router and have been using for Time Machine backups for the past two years. Recently I have disconnected this hard drive and attached it ...