Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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How do I fix a corrupted USB drive on OS X?

I accidentally bumped the drive while repartitioning it and it unmounted. After that when I tried to repartition with Disk Utility I got Partition Failed with the error: Could not open device Now I ...
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USB Bootcamp: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE

i'm on a late 2012 iMac (15C50) and created a Windows 10 Bootcamp installation which worked fine. I transferred it to a external USB SSD with Winclone 5 which basically worked. I can still select it ...
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How to make NumLock/numpad cursor keys work on an external USB keyboard?

I have a Genius USB "partial" keyboard - a numpad like this one. It types digits and +-/*, but doesn't switch to cursor mode with NumLock off, and Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys were the reason I purchased ...
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access crashed mac hard drive through USB connected to PC

i pulled the hard drive out of the mac and connected it via USB to my PC. I have downloaded and tried to view the disc using MacDrive10 and HFSExplorer. neither of them show that the disk is even ...
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OSX: how to determine USB current draw?

I connected a device to my USB port, but it's unclear how much current it is drawing. Is there a way from the command line, or otherwise, to determine how much current that device is drawing?
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USB-Serial Controller doesn't appear in Network

I'm running El Capitan (10.11.2) and have had all sorts of problems with my USB-Serial cable after upgrading to El Capitan. I have the latest drivers for my TrendNet TU-S9 USB-Serial Cable dated 11-...
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Windows 10 USB3 drivers for MacBook

I am trying to get a Tobii EyeX eye tracker working on my MacBook Air mid 2012. Unfortunately Tobii have only provided support for Windows systems, so I'm trying to get around this by using a Windows ...
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Data written to USB to Serial adaptor differs from data received – regression in OS X 10.11.2

After I update to OS X 10.11.2, El-Capitan, from 10.11, my Aten USB to Serial UC 232A no longer works properly. When I send hexadecimal data, for example client send : 02 01 10 30 30 30 03 CB, the ...
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How to format multiple exFAT partitions on USB drive?

I'm following the instructions in Creating a bootable Clonezilla dual partition USB device but using my Mac laptop running El-Capitan. I managed to create an MBR partition table and two partitions on ...
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Clear “Disk2” “OS X Base System” before USB boot OS X install

Machine is MBP E-2011 500GB hybrid hard drive. Operating system is OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. I've encountered system issues that are difficult to resolve and have decided to reformat and reinstall OS X. ...
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How do I know if my iMac supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?

My iMac is an early 2013 (iMac 13,2 model). How do I know if it supports the UASP protocol over USB 3?
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Create El Capitan's bootable USB drive using Windows [duplicate]

As I say in the title, I need to create a bootable USB drive with OSX El Capitan using Windows 10. I can't start my Mac using OSX anymore and I want to perform a clean install. If I use Recovery my ...
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Unable to copy OSX Installer from external drive to Mac

As usual I wanted to prepare bootable USB with OSX. Some time ago I've made a copy of my Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan to external drive. I wanted simply to drag & drop El Capitan to prepare ...
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MB Air: connect, update App Store with broken Wifi/Airport via USB WiFi

On my MB Air 2,1 (mid 2009) the wifi is broken. Connecting with the internet is possible via an Apple USB-Ethernet-adapter. When trying to install an app/update via the App Store (e.g. to OSx El ...
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Sending USB and audio to LCD through thunderbolt

It is disappointing to me that in order to use my monitor's USB ports, I have to send 2 Data cables from my MacBook to my monitor: Thunderbolt->DVI and USB->USB. In order to use my monitor's inbuilt ...
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Audio output via USB suddenly stops working

I am using a MacBook Pro Late 2014 with Mac OS X 10.11.1 and an i-Tec USB-Dock. I also use the USB-Dock for audio output via external speakers. Sometimes, I was not able to recognize any pattern here, ...
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How to make USB drives connect again in OS X

In the following I'll try to explain and ask in the best way I can. I couldn't find any solution for my problem using Google. So if there are any solutions, please point me to them. If you need more ...
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How to turn off TP-Link radio before sleep

I have a TP-Link USB card that uses its own WIFI config utility. It doesn't officially support 10.11 El Capitan, but I was able to install the kext and application manually. Now, the computer won't ...
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OSX El Capitan / Not Recognizing USB Hard Drive

I updated to OSX El Capitan a few weeks ago, and ever since I did so, my computer is having some issues with my Seagate USB 3.0 hard drive. In terminal, when I use the disk utility, the drive shows ...
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How can I copy 10GB files onto a 64GB USB drive?

I have Virtual machine images that I wanted to back up on a USB Drive so I bought a PNY64GB Drive which was big enough for the IE8 3.36GB pvm file as seen in details However when I try to add ...
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How to install OS X Yosemite on MacBook (with empty hard drive) from Ubuntu or Windows?

Every time I search for how to create and install OS X on a MacBook from Windows I get a lot of Hackintosh videos, videos saying to use a Mac to create the installer, or even how to install in ...
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MOTU USB audio interface - interfering with trackpad operation

When I plug in my MOTU ultra lite mk 3 the trackpad works - but in a very juddery, hopping around, unresponsive way. Its basically unusable. This has the same effect on both USB ports. Also: Other ...
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USB Keyboard barcode scanner inputs wrong digits only in OSX

I'm having a bit of a weird issue with my barcode scanner under OSX (El Capitan). It's a generic barcode scanner, Proster branding, with a Megawin USB-UART chip inside so it acts as a USB Keyboard. ...
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MacBook not recognizing Wireless N USB Adapter

I have an aluminum unibody (2008). I recently upgraded RAM & downloaded all software to get my baby up to date. THEN the wifi card died. I tried to fix that myself but thanks to Apple's almost ...
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Apple 5W adapters, US-to-UK adapters, and blown fuses

Disclaimer: this problem involves apple products, but they might only play an auxiliary role. I recently moved to the UK from the US, and I bought a portable Innogie batter charger for when I was ...
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Windows 7 Windows Explorer can't see iPhone 5S any more

I used to be able to access my iPhone directly from Windows Explorer under Windows 7, can't now. iTunes can see the phone, Windows 7 Explorer can't. Is there any known fix?
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Windows install from DVD or USB on El Captain

I am learning about Mac more and more every day but I got stuck on this problem - trying to install Windows 7 or newer on El Captain. I've been trying to put the .iso file on the USB but BootCamp ...
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Yosemite and El Capitan USB crash kills keyboard and trackpad

I'm seeing a similar issue to MBP 2013 becoming unresponsive to keyboard and mouse, but this is with no external USB devices at all. Periodically/intermittently, my keyboard and trackpad will stop ...
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MacbookPro bootable Windows USB not visible

I have a MacBookPro retina (id MacBookPro10,1 mid 2012) with El Capitan installed and want to create a Windows partition through BootCamp. I already did that some time ago without that much trouble, ...
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USB overload / nothing plugged in

Mac Pro 2010 quad core, Mac OS X 10.6.8. I have a USB 3.0 PCI card plugged in. When I tried to plug in a second external drive, I got this message: I unplugged, and rebooted. Nothing plugged into ...
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Macbook pro stuck on boot - “AppleUSBHostPort::interruptOccurred: overcurrent detected”

I am trying to reinstall OSX on a MacBook Pro Mid-2009 but it hangs on startup. I have used several disks but now when running in verbose mode see that it hangs at "AppleUSBHostPort::...
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Mounting HFS+ volume in Linux

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate area to post my question. But I am wondering how can I mount a MacBook Pro mid 2007 HDD on Debian Linux. My MacBook bombed out on me and now I need to attempt ...
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How to use 3rd-party USB Ethernet adapter with El Capitan

I am plugging a USB Ethernet adapter (not Apple-brand) into my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). No go. I do not see any relevant "USB Ethernet" item listed in System Preferences > Network. ...
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OSX El Capitan - cannot make bootable usb stick with boot camp

I meticulously followed this tutorial, and this worked for me in 2014. I have a 4GB usb stick plugged into the computer. It should be enough for windows 7, a partition which no longer boots and I am ...
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MacMini Mid-2010 4,1 USB Problems with Keyboard and Mouse (IOUSBHostHIDDevice & AppleUSBHostPort errors)

I am having following issues on the MacMini quoted in the Title. Basically every so often, the keyboard and/or mouse freeze. I then have to unplug them and plug them back in and they work fine again ...
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Internet, screen and file sharing over USB between two Macs

I can physically connect two Macs with a simple USB cable, easily. How can I make actual use of this link? USB is supposed to be used for master/slave or host/client scenarios. It is, however, the ...
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Mount USB drive in Group Share

I am trying to mount a USB drive to a different folder. sudo mount -t Apple_HFS /dev/disk2 /Groups/Masters/Master_1 Where Masters will be my shared Group folder and Master_1 is the folder for ...
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How can I issue a S.M.A.R.T. Enhanced Security Erase command to a HDD?

I have multiple hard drives that I need to erase before selling and some before going in the trash due to bad sectors. I'm not fond of software level data erasing (Disk Utility, DBAN, DD, etc) as it ...
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Lost files due to Automator

I Lost My School Files! I made a short Automator workflow that simply gets my School folder, and moves it to the USB drive, thinking it would automatically copy over like a normal drag n drop would. ...
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How to properly install Kali Linux on MacBook Air (dual-boot with El Capitan)

I updated to El Capitan yesterday (on MacBook Air 2014). I then decided to install Kali Linux 2.0, and boy it's been one problem after another, so far nothing has gone the way it's supposed to. ...
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Boot from usb take forever

Recently I made the stupid mistake of erasing MacBook Pro (2012) HDD without immediately installing OS X. And now it can't even boot or get to recovery utilities. So I decided to make a bootable OS X ...
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How to install OS X 10.10 from USB?

I bought a second hand MacBook, that had not had a fresh install of OS X. The original owner's username and password are in the system. I do not know the administrator password. I can use the Mac ...
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Use external WiFi adapter instead of internal

I've been trying to get an external USB WiFi adapter to work with OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), instead of the internal one that came with my iMac, but I can't find anything in system preferences whatsoever ...
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Third party USB Ethernet adapter won't wake up

I have a mid 2015 Retina MBP 15" and regularly use multi screens and hard wired ethernet. So I've bought a third party HandAcc USB ethernet adapter with Realtek 0x8153 chipset (the device also ...
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Thunderbolt to Micro USB 3.0 (external ssd) [duplicate]

I want to buy this SSD, but my late 2011 MacBook doesn't have USB 3.0. I need the high speed for what I'm doing and Thunderbolt is my only option. Are there any Thunderbolt to micro USB 3.0 cables out ...
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What Is The Fastest Fromatting Cluster Size? [closed]

I've bought a new USB 3.0 stick and I would like to optimize it for speed. Currently, I'm struggling with the cluster size or block size. I've read a lot about it but I could not find a clear answer ...
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Add minor OS X update to existing El Capitan bootable Install USB

I am aware of how to make a bootable USB from the downloaded Install.app of El Capitan. Apple have now released an update to El Capitan: OS X 10.11.1. Is it possible to apply this minor update to ...
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Securing USB Drive in Place on iMac

The internal drive of my iMac went bust recently, the iMac is not under warranty anymore so I do not plan to fix it anytime soon. At the moment I am using an external drive and I am managing. The only ...
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Macbook Air reboots repeatedly

It's a Macbook Air with OS X El Capitan (10.11.1), an early 2014 model. I got it exactly 14 mouths ago without any issues until now. This morning I just opened the laptop and after a very short time,...
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Why is the USB C to VGA adapter of Apple and Kennex not working on my Acer projector

Any idea what seems to be the problem with the USB C connector to VGA? I bought two adaptors already and I could not make them work, btw my projector is an Acer X1161.