Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Can I use Firewire or Thunderbolt cable with this hard drive dock?

I'm an external hard drive docking station: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-BlacX-eSATA-Docking-Station/dp/B001A4HAFS/. I'm currently using the USB2.0 cable that comes with it. I wonder if I could ...
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How to detect already connected USB drive? [duplicate]

I am using a MacMini runing OS/X for some work, and I'm n00b to OS/X - and I often leave a USB drive plugged in when I switch off at night. However, when I re-start, the drive is not detected and ...
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How to create a Mac bootable gparted or Parted Magic thumb drive?

Is it possible to create a Mac-bootable thumb drive containing gparted or Parted Magic without installing a full Linux distribution? I tried several methods like unetbootin (some blogs suggest this ...
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I cannot use usb devices on my bootcamp windows 7

I tried to install windows 7 ultimate on my mac pro retina late 2013 model and I cannot use the internet easily. So, I downloaded the windows supported software manually and copy to the flash drive. ...
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Can I install and use Windows on an external USB 3 drive in Boot Camp

I'd like to try Windows 10 Technical Preview before it is released for purchase. I am curious and have never used a windows based machine before. Question: Is it possible to install and run Windows 10 ...
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How do I transfer a file from a guest account on a MacBook Air?

I'm logged into the guest account of a borrowed MacBook Air which is running OS X Version 10.9.2 and I've been trying to transfer a 2.19GB video file to an admin account, a USB or external hard drive, ...
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Run a command in terminal/iterm2 when an encrypted usb partition is mounted

I'm not sure if this is possible. I have an encrypted partition on a USB drive, when I mount it I want to run a script in iTerm2 or Terminal app.
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How can I format a USB stick that's falsely marked as read-only?

I was trying to create a bootable disk with Windows on it through bootcamp, but something went wrong during the installation. Now I have a read-only USB stick with corrupt files I'd like to fix. My ...
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Login or unlock screen on a Mac using an NFC tag?

Does OSX have support for unlocking the screen (or logging in) using a NFC or RFID tag? The ACS ACR122T USB NFC dongle (a PC/SC device) seems to have working OSX drivers, but no software suite for ...
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External Monitor's USB ports don't work

I have connected an external monitor to my macbook pro through a thunderbolt vga adapter. The monitor has several USB ports on it and if I plug a mouse or keyboard into them, they will not work. Is ...
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Force boot usb in erased macbook

Out of frustration from Yosemite, I booted macbook in recovery mode, and erased the Macintosh drive from my retina macbook pro 13 inch. But I am not able to boot into ubuntu usb installer I made ...
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Do cheap iPad Lightning to USB camera adapters work?

Do cheap iPad lightning to USB adapters (from websites such as eBay) work or can a get a genuine Apple adapter for a lower price somewhere? I do not want to pay at least $39 AUD for one. My iPad mini ...
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iPhone connect usb client to wireless clients

I'm using my iPhone 4 as a hotspot for a few laptops I have at home. Generally I'm only using one and I connect it to the iPhone via USB. But, from time to time I need to share files or perform other ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC?

I have a USB drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC. How can I do to make it?
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Menu bar icons disappearing when connecting USB device

If I plug something into one of the USB ports on my Mac 17″ (after upgrading to Yosemite) my Menu Bar at the top of the desktop keeps disappearing and reappearing. The icons keep flashing on and off. ...
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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 MacBook Pro (Late 2011). 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 ...