Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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Is there a way to find out when a USB flash drive has been last used (on any computer)?

I have a USB flash drive and I believed someone else may have plugged it in their computer and copied some files. Using my Mac, how do I know when was the last time my usb flash drive was plugged ...
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External USB CD/DVD drive using wrong firmware -

I purchased 2 identical (presumably) external drives from Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009PG4NA8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). One of these drives works, it shows ...
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An external hard drive isn't recognized

Once I ejected an external hard drive incorrectly for some reason and from that time on it doesn't get recognized by my Mac so I can't see it plugged in at all (there's no sign in Finder that it's ...
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Western Digital Passport Drive Shows up on Old 2009 MacBook Pro, but not my new one

I just bought a new MacBook Pro to replace my old 2009 model. For some strange reason, the external Western Digital Passport Drive I've used for Time Machine on my old Mac doesn't seem to work on the ...
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dd ruined my USB stick, how do I recover?

I tried to copy a Linux distro over to my USB using DD. But half way through it failed because the computer went to sleep or something. I plugged the USB in and I get a message saying it's unreadable ...
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USB Flash Drive not showing up

I was using a usb flash drive to make a bootable bootcamp Windows 7 install disk. However, I tried to format it and could not, so I decided it was a good idea to manually delete the files inside. Now ...
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OSX disable wake on USB

Recently I've obtained a trackball, and I'm trying to use it with my Mac Mini running 10.9.5. The trackball is plugged in via USB port. The ball is rather sensitive, so it picks up very small ...
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Prevent iPhone “Trust this computer” on work PC

I would like to charge my iPhone using a USB plug on my Windows PC at work. However, any time I begin charging with the phone unlocked, it prompts me: Trust This Computer Your settings and data ...
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2 external USB monitors on MacBook Pro

I have a new macbook pro, got it in january of 2014. I am trying to connect 2 USB ASUS MB168B monitors via the separate USB ports on my macbook pro. One will load up and they other one goes black. The ...
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How to share Ethernet Internet to Android phone?

I have installed Horndis driver on my Mavericks and my phone is displayed in Network preferences. The issue is I can't get access to internet. I shared Ethernet connection (from Sharing preferences) ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air [duplicate]

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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Lacie petitekey write protected

I have a Lacie petitekey, and when I use it with my mac configuration (10.9.4) it says that the key is in read only. I cannot format it as well, so I cannot really use it anymore regarding that it is ...
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kIOUSBEndpointCountExceeded error when plugging in USB device

I keep a lot of USB devices plugged into my 15-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro for my job. This MacBook Pro has 2 external USB ports. In one is for a laptop fan, and the other is a USB hub which has ...
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Mac alternative boot loader for booting legacy OS from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook as a dual boot setup. I have a MacBook 7,1 running Mavericks. I have replaced the DVD drive with a SSD (now have 2 internal drives) so cannot use a ...
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Applications and preferences on USB drive

Is it possible to have applications, plugins and preferences installed on portable media such as USB drive? I have two identical computers, one at work and one at home, and I'd like to have the exact ...
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Create bootable USB of Windows 8.1 on Mavericks 10.9.4

I've followed the instructions to enable the "Create windows 7 install Disk" in bootcamp but I am attempting to install Windows 8.1. How do I force bootcamp to allow me to create a windows 7 or later ...
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Brother HL-1440 Disappears From Mavericks

I'm using OS X 10.9.4 and I have a Brother HL-1440 that I've been using for years, even before I was using an iMac. It's been a real workhorse and doesn't show signs of failure mechanically (it's ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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How can i initiate os x installaion from a dmg in windows on a Mac?

I'm on a mac book pro and i have a working bootcamp partition with windows 8, and a damaged mac os x 10.10 beta partition, the problem is that i can not boot with the mac partition, and in order to ...
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“The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer.” How do I access info on USB flashdrive?

Same message with other computers. Worried that I may have ejected incorrectly. Is there a way to retrieve the information on my USB flashdrive?
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Boot off of USB drive problem - new iMac

how can i boot off of usb disk to install snow leopard onto new iMac that has mavericks installed
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How can I use 2 USB Headsets on one Macbook?

I homeschool my daughter and she takes several complex online classes. The teachers want me to be able to listen in and also be able to talk from time to time. I tried going without a mic, but there ...
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Do third-party USB ethernet adaptors work in Macbook Pro Retinas?

There seems to be conflicting information on the web, so I wanted to check if there are any problems buying a third party ethernet adaptor (eg this one). This is for a current (mid 2014) 15" rMBP. ...
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Modifier Keys Across USB

Does anyone know of a way to get modifier keys to work across USB devices in OSX? I have a USB footswitch that sends a left control key. It sends the signal as expected but does not register ...
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Error trying to make bootable Mavericks USB drive

MBP 5,3 running 10.9.4 trying to make a bootable USB 2 drive b/c my wife's HDD on a similar MBP failed. New drive in the mail. I tried using a 4-5 yr old Lexar 8GB and got this vague error. Since I ...
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Thunderbolt SSD or USB 3 SSD - Need an external SSD drive

I'm planing to get an SSD(500GB) probably Samsung EVO or Corsair(LS,LX,GT) & seagate thunderbolt adapter for my macbook pros' 2011 and 2013 Retina. ⌘ - I've already upgraded my 2011 MBP with ...
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Cardbus USB 64bit drivers

Are there any Cardbus expresscards with USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports (one or more) that is compatible with the current Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9.4)? This most likely mean the card has 64bit kernel drivers. ...
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MBA wifi busted - can I just install a USB Wifi dongle?

The Wifi on my 2012 MBA is busted, and a lab wants $400 to repair the logic board. Could I just buy a USB Wifi dongle, disable the builtin Wifi and set it up via the dongle? If yes, any recommended ...
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iPad Air Not Charging on Left USB of Retina MBP '15

I am trying to charge my iPad Air via the USB ports on my '15 Retina Macbook Pro. When I plug it into the port on the right side of the device, it charges fine, but when I plug it into the left-side ...
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USB keyboard no longer works in one USB port on a MacBook

I recently got a Apple USB keyboard, and have been using it on my late 2013 MacBook Pro 13". It worked fine in either the left or right USB ports. However, yesterday it stopped working in the left ...
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Is iPod docking station just a USB with a different connector? [closed]

Let's say I'm building a device with an iPod docking connector. Can I use standard software for USB on the device side? Are there any special considerations? The device is supposed to play audio. ...
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Possible to charge iPhone through other means?

I am too cheap to purchase a USB charging connector for my iPhone, so I was wondering if there's a way to create a USB cable at home or use some other USB cable and get the job done safely. For ...
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Change Vendor/Product Id of a USB Dongle

I have a Broadcom USB Bluetooth Adaptor that I am working with, and for my project I need to change the dongle's Vendor ID and Product ID. I have tried editing the IORegistry, but it appears they are ...
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What Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters exist for OS X and Mac hardware?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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Salvaging a Flash Drive that won't mount and Disc Utility can't erase, restore or repair

I have a Centon Flash Drive that will not mount. It is not readable on the iMac nor a Windows 7 machine. The drive cannot be reformatted by the Windows or IMac usual methods that this layman tried. ...
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No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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USB Modem Recognized But No /dev File

I have two USB modems. One is a US Robotics and it shows up in System Information and also has a device file in /dev. (Actually, it has more than one file in /dev.) I have an Encore modem, model ...
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How To Disable OS X Mavericks USB autorun

After inserting USB 3G modem i always getting same behavior: if bundled software is not installed: Opening finder window with mounted folder Opening standard installer dialog (agree license, ...
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Find the path to my USB webcam on OS X Mavericks

I am trying to live stream my webcam (with ffmpeg) on a web server using Web sockets. However, I cannot manage to find the path (similar to /dev/video* un Linux). I wanted first to use iSight, but ...
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Running Windows through SD Card or USB thumb drive

I have a 13" Macbook Air (2013) that has USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. I want to run Windows to play some games that are Windows only, and I didn't want to partition my main drive because it's ...
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using external hdd slows down my mac

When I use an external drive via usb, my computer really slows down giving me no choice except reboot. I watched memory usage with activity monitor. Free memory decreases by time and inactive memory ...
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Why does the iMac charge my iPhone faster than the wall charger?

I've noticed that my iMac at work (21.5", Mid 2011) charges my iPhone 5 about 2-3x faster than the included wall charger. How does it do that?
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Temperature logger compatible with Mac?

I'd like to measure the temperature in my fridge over a few days and graph the results, since I think the fridge may be starting to fail. So I'm looking for a cheap device which can run independently ...
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Mac Mini 2013 wakes immediately after sleep when USB drive plugged in

I have a 2013 mac mini running osx 10.9.3. I used to be able to send the machine to sleep by going to the apple in the menubar and choosing sleep. After a recent update, when I do this the displays ...
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Fix “Permission Denied” when copying files

Whenever I try to copy all the content of a usb to my Mac partition it says Permission Denied The command I am using is cp -R /dev/disk1 /dev/disk0s3 My error message is: /dev/disk0s3: permission ...
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Use 256GB USB Thumb Drive as main boot drive

My iMac is very slow and I would like to start from a fresh Mavericks install. But instead of spending the time to backup my internal drive, I would rather just get a big 256GB thumb drive and install ...
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Mavericks GPS Receiver

Can anyone suggest an USB GPS receiver that has support for Mavericks 10.9? It would be nice if it has a replaceable antenna. I'm going to use it for reading data from within an application I'm ...
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Create a LAN between Mac Mini and two MacBooks without internet

I have a Mac Mini (with USB 3.0 ports, one Thunderbolt port, and one Ethernet port) and two MacBooks (both with Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 but no Ethernet ports). I want to use the Mac Mini as a central ...
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Print wirelessly from USB printer connected through router

I have Canon Pixma MP198 (USB only) printer that is connected to my d'link router with usb cable. Can I print documents wirelessly from my iPad 2? Without the need to turn on my PC if I want to ...
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I can no longer use my Kingston DTSE9 flash drive because it is 'write-protected'. How can I remove the write-protection?

Disk Utility won't allow me to Erase or Repair the drive, it will only let me verify it. Clicking on Disk Partition, I get the following message: This partition cannot be modified. This disk is not ...