Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive for a MacBook Air?

Does anyone have a Terminal command-line recipe for making a new bootable USB flash drive for one of the new MacBook Air's? Is there a way to dd copy the USB boot device that comes in the box and ...
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MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion freezes frequently (full screen Flash in Chrome, Messages, HTC on USB)

Problems following an upgrade to Mountain Lion on a 13-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,1 with Intel HD Graphics 3000). With Google Chrome, I was watching YouTube video fullscreen – Flash ...
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iPad displays “Not Charging” when plugged into USB ports. What can I do?

When I plug my iPad into my computer's USB ports, the iPad battery area displays "Not Charging". I understand the iPad requires more wattage to charge compared to an iPhone or iPod, as evidenced by ...
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What's a reliable method to create a stand alone recovery disk for Lion?

I'm seeing a lot of questions with all sorts of steps to burn a DVD or create a USB disk so you can boot your Mac with Lion if the internal drive is replaced. Is there a definitive set of steps that ...
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How to create a Windows 7 installation USB from OS X?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 installation USB (for use on a PC) from OS X. I've tried following these instructions from a similar question on superuser: Insert the USB flash drive and run the ...
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How to stop OS X from writing Spotlight and Trash files to memory cards and USB sticks?

When plugging a USB stick into a Mac, OS X creates a number of hidden files on the stick, including a Spotlight index and Trash folder. Example from the terminal for a USB stick "Untitled": $ ls -a ...
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How do I mount ejected external USB flash storage?

Suppose that we connect our flash USB drive to a MacBook, then eject this storage from Finder sidebar. Now I want to remount this storage without unplugging and replugging it into the computer, but ...
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Enabling Time Machine for a USB HDD with NTFS

When I've plugged in my USB HDD (WD Passort Elite) for the first time, the system had asked me whether I want to use this HDD as time machine drive. I've chosen smth like 'decide later' and continued ...
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Automatically launch a program or action when an external drive or disk is connected

I have an external drive. Is it possible to launch a program or perform an action when I connect it or plug it in?
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After updating to iOS 6, iPhone will not charge from Mac Pro USB ports

Immediately before I downloaded and updated to iOS 6, my phone charged in my computer's tower front USB port. Immediately following, it will not. I plugged it into my wall charger at home and it ...
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How do I disable this message: “the disk was not ejected properly”?

Is there any way to disable the "the disk was not ejected properly" message? I use a KVM and need to switch between two systems and have a memory stick that is in the KVM. The problem is that it's ...
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Copy Crucial SSD Firmware Update ISO to Bootable USB

I want to start with the Crucial SSD Firmware Update and copy the ISO to a bootable Mac USB stick, using a minimal set of tools. I hope that means using only built-in Mac software, such as Disk ...
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Remount drive without physically disconnecting?

So I have unmounted a usb external hard drive but I went to re-mount it. Is there a command that I can use to remount the drive? Only way I know to re-mount a drive is to disconnect the usb cable ...
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Why might one USB port be problematic on a MacBook Pro?

Background I sometimes find that the frontmost of three ports on a 2009 MacBookPro5,2 is less capable than the other ports. This frontmost port with an independent bus seems: good enough to ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB won't boot

I have used Boot Camp to create a bootable usb of Windows 7. But when I hold Option to select the drive all I get is my Mac OS and the restore drive or whatever it is. Shouldn't Boot Camp create the ...
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Disable Specific USB Ports / Restrict Data Transfer from USB Ports

In a work environment, I'm trying to "lock down" a mac computer so that files can't be transferred via USB storage device. Problem is, keybord and mouse are plugged in through USB, but I would still ...
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How to monitor USB power consumption?

I'm looking for a way to monitor the power being drawn from the USB ports on my Mac. System Profiler doesn't appear to display this and I haven't been able to find any applications or tools to do the ...
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Ubuntu bootable USB drive does not show up as bootable

I tried to make a bootable Ubuntu installation USB drive accordning to these instructions. However, when the procedure is finished, the USB drive does not show up in the "Startup Manager", nor does ...
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USB Lion Recovery Disk fails to boot

Per What's the best way to create a stand alone recovery disk for Lion?, I'm attempting to create a two-partition thumbdrive such that one of the partitions is the Recovery Disk created by ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad stop working after plugging in USB device

I got a new MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. When connecting my phone via USB, the internal keyboard and the trackpad immediately stop working -- not always but in most cases. The bluetooth mouse and ...
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Disable File System Cache for USB Devices? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable “the disk was not ejected properly” message When I have a USB Device like a SD Card, USB Drive or external hard drive, I always need to unmount it, ...
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Alternative to Tuxera NTFS and MacFUSE?

Im trying to mount files to an NTFS format drive, I read on the internet that either Tuxera NTFS or MacFuse work for such things. However TuxeraNTFS filled my USB drive with space that should be free ...
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How do I make my 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 boot from a USB stick?

I actually want to boot Linux but since that is not working I'm thinking some one might know on the Apple end. If there's a way to boot Mac from a USB stick, then booting another operating system ...
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Are any of the USB ports on a Macbook Pro “always on”

Always on USB ports will provide power to a device even when the laptop is shut down. Obviously this can be problematic for battery issues, but sometimes a user wants this capability all things ...
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How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?

I was able to put Windows 8 setup files on my usb from the installer. Now I just upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion. I have gone through the BC Assistant and it only asks for my Windows CD to be put ...
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Frontmost USB port stopped working properly on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011

I bought my Macbook Pro new this year in Jan 2012; it is the 13" Core i5 SKU. The USB port furthest from the screen on the left does not work with storage devices, though I have tested it with a USB ...
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Can I use my iPhone charger for charging other USB based devices?

Is it OK to use my iPhone charger for charging other USB powered devices like the Kindle or a digital camera (with a rechargeable battery)? Can it cause any damage to the charger or to the device ...
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Emptying trash of the USB drive

I have a USB plugged in Mac. What I found was .Trashes was not emptied with the emptying trash (right click of the trash and run empty trash) for the USB drive. What might be wrong? Is there any ...
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Why can my Mac charge my iPad but other computers can't?

What do Macs do differently so its USB ports can charge my iPad, but if I plug into a USB port on my PC I get the "not charging" message?
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How do you check how much current a Mac USB port can deliver?

This question is similar to the superuser question "How to check how much power a USB port can deliver", which is answered for Linux and Windows. How do you check the same on a Mac?
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is it worth it to install SSD internally, instead of using USB3?

I prefer to keep my boot drive external, so that I can quickly boot using another Mac if my primary Mac fails. I use a USB3 drive dock to connect the drive to my Macs. I bought a 120GB SSD w/SATA3 ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet access to iPhone via USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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Timeouts in AppleUSBEHCI - how can I find out what is causing this?

I'm getting timeouts on my USB every few seconds like this: Jan 8 22:07:43 Thorstens-MacBook kernel[0]: USBF: 1722. 27 AppleUSBEHCI[0xffffff800b8b2000]::Found a transaction past the completion ...
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iPad Charging USB Hub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I plug my iPad into my computer USB ports, iPad displays “Not Charging”. What can I do? Newer MacBooks provide enough juice through the built-in USB ...
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How can I get an unreadable Flash Drive to work?

I got this pretty cool flash drive as a gift and I can't seem to use it. Every time I plug it in, a pop up comes up that says: The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. I opened up ...
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OS X Mavericks: InstallESD.dmg and BaseSystem.dmg

I would like to make a bootable DMG or ISO file with OS X Mavericks on it. I want to then burn this file to a DVD-ROM (or, alternatively, make a bootable USB stick with it). From what I've read, ...
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How to make a bootable USB key from an .iso image on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make a bootable USB flash drive for a MacBook Air? How to make a bootable USB key from any .iso image on Mac OS X?
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Mac Pro: Any way to recognize a bootable USB on startup?

I have a Mac Pro 2,1 2x6-Core Xeon@2.66 GHz and am trying to boot from several ISO images written to USB sticks. I have tried the dd-based methods as recommended by Ubuntu, with no luck. In every case ...
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Error copying large file to usb 16GB Thumbdrive

Trying to copy a file (Win7_IE8.vhd) to a USB drive. The file is 9.07GB in size according to my Mac file info. The USB drive is 16GB. I bought it new 10 minutes ago. This is its first use. I get: ...
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Why doesn't my headset microphone work?

I got a SteelSeries headset for Christmas and I plugged it into my MacBook Pro. The audio output works fine, but I am having issues with the audio input. I saw this post which talked about some power ...
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How can I use a TP-LINK WiFi USB interface in OS X Lion?

I happen to have a TP-LINK TL-WN821N (it's a WiFi USB stick) around. Is there any chance to get that working on a Mac mini running OS X Lion? There are no official drivers but it seems there are some ...
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Can the Apple 10W USB charger be used with a 7-port USB hub to charge iPad 2, iPhone 4S, and other devices at the same time when traveling?

When traveling, I probably will have the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, a USB backup charger, and some misc devices such as a Kindle Fire and a Sony digital camera that uses USB to charge its battery. So instead ...
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Can using a non Apple USB cable damage an iPhone?

If I use a generic/aftermarket iPhone USB cable instead of the official Apple product, can it damage the iPhone? A vendor at the mall said that high quality iPhone USB cables have a chip that ...
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Can I boot Linux (any distro?) from USB on a MacBook Air that has no hard drive?

I've a MacBook Air that has burned out three hard drives from OWC. The original drive is gone somewhere, and it no longer makes sense to purchase a replacement. The rest of the hardware is in good ...
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When reconnecting my laptop to an external monitor, the USB ports stop working

To reproduce my problem: Start up laptop (Macbook Pro, version 10.8.5) with it connected to an external monitor (Apple Thunderbolt Display) that has the mouse and keyboard connected to the USB ports ...
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How to transfer a file from iPhone to computer when there is no Internet?

I have a word doc saved as an attachment in my inbox. I can read it using my iPhone 4S, but I can't edit it, and anyway, I want to edit it on my MacBook Pro. But there is (was) no Internet where I ...
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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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How to make USB optical mouse work with MacBook Air?

I just bought a MacBook Air and a cheap Leadership USB optical mouse, which I can't get to work with the MacBook. It works fine with Windows and Linux, and the Macbook Air USB ports are fine. I ...
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How do I send ASCII text to printer (over USB)?

I have a (cheap Chinese) thermal printer with USB connection with Windows and Linux drivers. I tested installing the Linux driver PPD with Gutenprint and usbtb at first without any luck. So I would ...