Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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How do I change permissions of folders on a hard drive from a booted USB drive

I am trying to save my files on my Hard Drive that has a crashed OS. I created a Bootable USB with Ubuntu and successfully booted. I can see my folders, but I can't actually open them because I don't ...
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USB 3.0 Card on a 2008 Mac Pro running Yosemite 10.10

I have a 2008 Mac Pro that I used to have a USB 3.0 card installed on that has stopped working with each OS release and is dependent on the use of a Kext Wizard which can create compatibility and ...
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How to use OSX to create a bootable USB key to install Windows 8.1 on a PC

I have a PC laptop without OS and I would like to install Windows 8.1 on it. How can I prepare a bootable Windows USB key in Yosemite? I have to use OSX to prepare the bootable USB Key, as I ...
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Why is “my passport air” suddenly not coming up as recognized by my macbook air? The light is on and it is vibrating as it usually does

I had another external drive transferred to this one with all my data on it and now I can't access it. What can I do to access the drive and data?
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Weird removable drive

I have a removable 16gig flash drive from lacie. Everytime i put it into a mac computer that hasn't used that drive before, the files that stood on the drive once but are already deleted from it show ...
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Bootcamp Windows USB Installation Errors [duplicate]

I am having issues installing Windows 7 through Bootcamp on my Mac. I want to be able to natively boot into my Windows installation so Parallels or VMWare will not work for me. I am using an early ...
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Macbook White Mid 2007 will not boot even on Mac OS X Lion bootup USB

I see the gray screen and nothing shows up for minutes on the screen not even the blinking question marked folder. Does anyone know how to get it to boot as I have a new hard drive I installed and ...
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Viewing VGA to USB input on a MacBook Pro

I want to use my MacBook as a monitor and keyboard and mouse for my Windows PC. Basically I want to use my laptop as a remote control for a headless Windows 7 PC without lag. I want to play some Steam ...
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Playing iPod/iPhone music via USB

There are some devices (mostly car audio) which can play iPhone sounds, read music file info and control playback via USB connection. I'm wondering what technology is used for this? Are there any ...
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Failed to make bootable USB drive and now I can't even format it

I want to do a fresh install of Yosemite and I got a brand new 8GB flash drive and I followed this tutorial. I formatted the USB drive and was copying the Yosemite installer, however I got the ...
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How to connect camera to iPad, i.e. Mini/Micro USB to Lightning cable

Apple sells several single-purpose adapters in its store which have a Lightning male plug at one end and something else at the other: USB Standard A male plug as Lightning to USB Cable, several ...
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Finder Problem - USB drive opening in separate window for every folder

Whenever I connect my USB drive or insert a disc and view the contents every folder is opened in a separate window, how do I prevent this? 'Open folders in tabs instead of new windows' in the Finder ...
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Can I use an iPhone 4S USB power adapter with an iPhone 5S?

I have an iPhone 4S, and I am thinking about upgrading to an iPhone 5S. I know that the iPhone 5S has the new Lightning connector, so I will have to get new cables. But what about the USB power ...
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How to determine USB device charge battery level?

I am trying to get battery state of Jawbone UP24 connected to USB. Using this command: system_profiler SPUSBDataType I got this result: MotionX Band: Product ID: 0x0002 Vendor ID: ...
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Plug out any USB device “disconnects” HDMI Monitor

whenever I unplug an USB device (no matter what, hard drive, usb stick, dvd drive ...) the HDMI-Monitor connected to my MacBook becomes "disconnected". This means that all Windows etc. are now on the ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown?

I purchased a USB NIC because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it sees appear in my dropdown menu at the ...
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OSX Yosemite Kernel Panic with Wimax Modem

I have upgraded to OSX Yosemite from Mavericks 10.9.4 and a very weird problem is happening. I use a Hostless Wimax USB Modem from Qubee (Wimax ISP from Bangladesh) for internet. So, there's no driver ...
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ports on 2014 MacBook Pro keep dying

I got a new mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro about a month ago, and am running into a problem with the Thunderbolt and USB ports. At seemingly random times, but at least once a day, the ports become ...
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Deleting and freeing occupied space [duplicate]

Why when deleting from a USB or an external HDD on mac the occupied space wont be free untill deleted from trash? Is there a direct way to delete from the drive and freeing the occupied space ...
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How to stop my Mac from cloning MP3 files on my USB stick? [duplicate]

Whenever I move my MP3 files to my USB and play it in the car, the files get cloned. For example: Sia - Chandelier Then the clone looks like .Sia - Chandelier The clones don't actually work. ...
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How to spoof a USB-Ethernet adaptor Mac address in OS X

I've recently bought a usb-ethernet adapter (not apple) and I get internet connection. In my university we have to put a specific mac address but I can not change it. I have tried with sudo ...
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All the usb storage devices are mounted as read-only

Why are all the USB storage devices I plug in into my Mac always mounted as read-only? If the ones that used to mount as "read-write", now are also read-only for some reason.
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Yosemite and Teac A-H01 sound driver- alternatives?

The Teac A-H01 requires an audio driver, otherwise the sound becomes watery. Teac hasn't released a driver since Yosemite came out. Are there any workarounds? It seems like USB external sound is ...
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For what does AppleTV have micro-USB port?

I noticed that AppleTV has a micro USB port. How and why will one use it ?
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Problems creating Yosemite USB bootable drive

I was trying to make a USB boot loader for Yosemite using this command sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled 2 ...
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Can I use pin 23 of iphone 30 pin connector as a 5V power source?

I googled it and failed to find definitive answers for this. Would you help me plz? I'd like to make a smartphone-powered LED. When I made a system like below, it didn't work. (1) 30 pin to USB ...
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Should I install the AX88179 USB Ethernet Driver - or any other external driver?

I try to avoid external drivers that require root permissions to install, as they might break regular functionality/integrity easily, yet it seems like a must to install them sometimes. I bought a ...
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External Apple USB keyboard, Shift+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab doesn't work

I have an aluminum Apple USB keyboard plugged into my (late 2011) MacBook Pro. Command+Tab works fine to switch applications. But Command+Shift+Tab doesn't! The same shift key works to capitalize ...
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Phone not showing in Finder (but available for Dropbox)

I use a 3-years old Nokia X2-01 phone and moved to the Mac recently. I'd like to copy some files to the phone but I do not see it in the Finder. In Windows, I used to be able to plug the phone in via ...
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Bootcamp USB Boot Help

Alright guys, I've installed WININSTALL and Bootcamp Support Software on a 16GB Flash Drive. I've got one last step left, it's the Install Windows 7 part when it partitions the drive. I partitioned ...
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Can I copy files from a PC to an iMac using a USB memory stick?

Having been a PC user for a number of years I'm now seriously considering purchasing an Apple iMac (21.5″, 2.7 GHz). Is it possible to use a USB flash drive to copy files from my Windows 7 PC to the ...
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I cant see my bootable 10.9.3 usb drive on mac

I downloaded 10.9.3 dmg file (aprox. 5gb) from torrent site. Than I installed trasmac to my other windows computer and created a bootable usb with it. But when I plug this usb to my mac I could not ...
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How to remove or reset USB drivers

This is a bit of a strange one. I've been using a Dualshock (DS4), aka a PlayStation 4 controller on my Mac pretty successfully for the passed couple of weeks. Later I had plugged in my gaming mouse ...
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Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How?

I'm wanting to create a live usb linux so I can easily access it everytime when I need it without taking up any space. But with other sources, they say to rEFInd and I did so, however when restarting ...
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How to configure USB modem as serial in yosemite

As D-link dwp-157/156 are not working in mac os 10.10 yosemite as the usb is not compatible after installing the connection manager application. So is there any way If I can configure my modem in ...
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Connect a Lacie Thunderbolt only drive to a USB port?

I have a huge Lacie Thunderbolt only drive and I want to connect it to pre-thunderbolt computers but no matter where I look there doesn't seem to be a device or adapter which can achieve such. I've ...
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D-LINK DWP-157 usb modem is not working on OS X Yosemite

I found that the connection manager software of the device is compatible to Yosemite and I had successfully installed it. But when I go for connecting it displays that USB is not found. It worked fine ...
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Pen-drive (USB thumb drive ) not showing up on Mac Desktop

I recently updated to Yosemite, now my pen-drive (USB flash drive) isn't working on my Mac. iPhone is working fine but pen-drive gets detected in disk utility but it is not showing up on the Desktop. ...
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iMac not letting me downgrade to mavericks via USB [duplicate]

I already asked this question but because I didn't sign up it won't let me respond to anyone, but here it is again *with more info. I made the mistake of installing Yosemite without backing up my ...
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exFat Hard Drive not showing up on mac OS X 10.7.5

I formatted a 1TB Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive as ExFat to be used on both a MacBook and a Windows PC. The formatting was done on Windows and there isn't any issue when I access it through Windows. I ...
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iMac won't boot off of Mavericks USB when downgrading from Yosemite

I made the biggest mistake of my adult life and installed Yosemite without backing up my HDD. Fortunately, I do have most of my actual files and programs saved to my external HDD, but that leads to ...
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Connect to internet from iPad without SIM card but connected to my PC with USB

I have an iPad without a SIM card. It's connected to my PC with a USB cable. I want to connect to the internet on my iPad. It says I'm not connected. Also, I have a USB wifi device for my PC too ...
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Share iPad internet connection to PC over USB

Can I use my iPad to connect to my PC over USB and receive internet? My iPad has Internet but at the moment my PC doesn't and I don't have a wireless router yet.
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Can you chain a USB hub off a USB port on a Thunderbolt display?

I'm considering getting a display with thunderbolt connection, to use as extra screen space and as docking station (on a macbook pro 2012) Right now I'm using a USB hub for all the peripheral devices ...
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Reinstalling OS X on old MBP. Tried Internet Reinstall and Newer OS X USB Install

I have an old Macbook Pro running OS X Lion that has been completely wiped. I want to reinstall OS X. I first tried going into Recovery and using the Internet Reinstall, but the download/install ...
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Time machine backups on a USB HDD show as “Other”

As the screenshot shows the TM backups are listed as "Other" in the storage overview. The actual backups are shown taking measly 131 MB. The disk is used exclusively for backups and has no other data ...
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Why is my USB drive suddenly read-only and how can I make it read-write again?

I have a 1 TB USB drive. I've been using it for months. My main iTunes library is on it. As of yesterday, for no apparent reason, it has become read only. I can't open iTunes. I also tried ...
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Trouble installing OS X Yosemite (using bootable USB) onto MBP'12 w/ wiped HD

I erased the disk on a MBP ’12 running Mountain Lion before upgrading to Yosemite. So I erased the “Macintosh HD” using Disk Utility and now I’m at the “OS X Utilities” front-window in recovery mode. ...
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Only Work With External Hard Drive

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. In January 2014 (9 months ago), both USB ports stopped functioning--except that both still recognize my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive. I have continued to back up my ...