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Unable to install Mac OS X 10.4 onto USB flash drive

I am trying to install Mac OS X 10.4 onto a USB flash drive with the DVD. (not creating a bootable USB installer!) When I reach the "Select Destination" part of the installation, I select ...
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How to find lost files and lost free space on flash card

Flash card is indicated mostly filled Simultaneously, I can't find any files of appropriate size % sudo du -ah 128K ./.fseventsd/fseventsd-uuid 256K ./.fseventsd 340M ./NORMAL/2022-08-05-...
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Is there a way to find out how worn out the SSD storage is on an iOS device?

I am about to retire an iPhone 6S which has finally gotten a bit too slow for me. Out of curiosity, I'd like to find out how worn out the flash storage / SSD is on the device. I know that on macOS I ...
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iPhone X will not boot, possible to data from flash memory?

I have an iphone X that suddenly decided to stop booting. It was getting full and I was trying to delete some photos and videos to free up space when suddenly it wouldn't let me delete any files. I ...
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How to format a USB drive and increase its available size?

I have a 32 GB USB flash drive which is currently formatted to 261 MB: How can I reformat/erase that USB drive so that I access all 30.75 GB of it? Disk utility won't let me change the size of the ...
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Is it okay to use an external flash drive to store a Photos Library?

I'm getting an M1 MacBook Pro from my employer which only has 512 GB of flash storage (my 2018 MBP has 1 TB), so I'll need to move my 350 GB Photos library to an external drive. I know that I could ...
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How to connect a flash drive to a VMware VM when the drive is 'not readable'?

Introduction I'm running: High Sierra v10.13.6 VMware Fusion v11.5.1 I'm attempting to connect a flash drive (USB 3.0) to a virtual machine (Redhat). That virtual machine is a guest to my Mac host. ...
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Other data taking up to much space on mac, can't figure out what this other data is

I found out my company's dropbox was syncing everything to my mac, I had selective sync on but somehow this changed. I then uninstalled dropbox to stop this syncing as choosing selective sync didn't ...
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Disk Utility cannot erase USB drive (error -69877: couldn't open device)

Disk Utility (macOS Catalina 10.15.2) fails to erase my USB drive (64GB key, currently formatted in exFAT). /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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Unable to format USB disk (Error: -69877: Couldn't open device)

I have an external USB stick (Kingston DataTraveler 3.0). I can read the files on it (I have some movies that I can play) but I can't add anything to it or delete anything that's on it. I've tried to ...
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Create El Capitan installer thumb drive from Catalina

I recently got a 2019 MacBook Pro from work, and a couple of mid 2009 MacBook Pros from a yard sale. I have mostly been using Windows and Linux for the past 20 years. I'd like to make a El Capitan ...
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Restore firmware on machine without MacOS

My daughter's Macbook Air is broken. She's a wild non-child and its likely to have been roughly treated and also left for years without charge, not updated (I told her!) and used on virus'y sites. ...
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Can I replace a MBP 2012 SSD with the Flash storage from a MBP 2013?

My son's MBP (13-inch, Mid 2012) internal SSD has been acting strangely enough that I'm starting to wonder if it needs to be replaced (do SSDs fail?). I have a MBP (retina 15-inch, Early 2013) with a ...
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Double Erased my 64GB flash drive, but failed both. How to fully erase it again and make it work?

TL;DR I formatted an USB drive on my AndroidTV which failed, and am now trying to fix it from my Mac. Right now I can see the drive in diskutil list but it neither shows up in Finder nor in Disk Util. ...
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Is APFS an appropriate format for flash drives ("thumb drives")?

When using Disk Utility to format a cheap slow thumb-drive (USB flash drive), is Apple File System (APFS) now the appropriate Format to choose over the Mac OS Extended (Journaled) that previously was ...
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Can you watch movies from an external USB flash drive on an iOS device?

I intend to use a USB drive with Lightening port support (for use on iOS device), such as this: https://www.amazon.ca/SanDisk-iXpand-Flash-Drive-iPhone/dp/B01CIEBS74 or this: https://www.amazon.ca/...
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Spotlight is disabled but "._file_name" still get created on external drives that I plug in [duplicate]

I want to prevent my MAC from creating ._file_name files on external memory drives that I plug into it. I think I've turned off Spotlight completely. However, such files keep getting created. How to ...
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Why does iPod 3G show exclamation mark / folder icon after CF upgrade?

I have been trying to upgrade my iPod 3G to use a 64g CompactFlash card, as outlined in this blog post. I have had partial success. I can format the iPod using Disk Utility. I can get iTunes to see ...
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Problems with saving to external USB Flash Storage

I have an external USB Flash storage which is generally realiable. When editing text files on the drive I often get the message: The document “…” could not be saved. The file doesn’t exist. However,...
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Seeking a USB Flash Drive (nearly) flush with MacBook

I am seeking a low-profile USB flash drive (in either 2.0 or 3.0) that would sit nearly flush with the side of the MacBook. This way I can leave it in through reboot cycles, and hopefully find that ...
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iPad got slow, missing drive space

I got an iPad 4th gen from 2012 with 16 GB space. It's in use daily. For a few months now we have seen the iPad becoming more and more slow. Like, the Safari browser doesn't get up in under 10 ...
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On iPhone/iPad, where are the screenshots of terminated apps stored?

Are the screenshots of apps in the app switcher stored in RAM, or are they instead stored in flash, and streamed directly to the GPU via some kind of DMA (direct memory access) connection? RAM is ...
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Detect USB thumb flash drive insertions?

Is there a way to get a list of recent times when a USB thumb flash drive was inserted? I'm using Sierra. Thanks
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Choice of Scheme when formatting USB flash drive in macOS

When using Disk Utility 16.3 with macOS Sierra to format a "thumbdrive" USB 3 Lexar flash drive (64 gigs), when I choose a Format of ‘Mac OS Extended (Journaled)’, I get a list of three Scheme items: ...
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Can iPhone5 to play my own recorded video stored on a flashdrive?

I regularly use an iPhone 5 to record video of lectures and tutorials. If I transfer the videos to an OTG flash drive, and delete them from iPhone storage, is it possible to play them again (while ...
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Recover data from disabled iPhone with known passcode [duplicate]

my friend broke his iPhone 4S digitizer in very unhappy way. He didn't have backup or synced computers and he had cellular data turn off. I successfully replaced digitizer and turn on the iPhone. ...
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Recovery Mode is taking too long to erase my USB stick

I had some problems with my USB stick so I wanted to erase it via Disk Utility but a "Operation failed" message appeared. So, I am currently erasing it via Recovery Mode. However, it is taking too ...
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Macbook early 2009: does it has a maximum SD memory allowed

I have bought a couple of USB micro SD card readers. I have bought a couple of micro SD memories. None of them work well. The shop has told me that computers have a maximum memory allowed. I have not ...
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Are Thunderbolt/USB Type C in Late-2016 Macbook Pros compatible with non-Apple devices?

The new Late-2016 Macbook Pros (with Touch Bar and Touch ID) apparently have Thunderbolt 3 connectors masquerading under USB Type C. I didn't pay attention how Thunderbolt 2 showed up, but I know that ...
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Is Mac-book Pro Mid 2015 up-gradable?

Does the newest model of Mac-book pro 15 inch 256 GB (mid 2015) support Samsung's 950 pro NVM-E M.2 storage (512 GB)? Will it also improve sequential Read & Write speed of the system as the ...
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Running a Windows VM from external flash drive

I'm using a MacBook Pro Retina 15" with only 256 GB SSD storage, however, for my new job I need to be able to run Windows on it. I'll need to install Visual Studio and some other tools on the Windows ...
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Re-using an ejected flash drive

I tried to properly eject a flash drive by moving it into Trash. It went up in that little puff of smoke. Now when I try to reuse the drive by plugging it back into the computer, it does not show up ...
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Why does Apple recommend a 2TB FD over a 1TB Fusion Drive for iMacs with 32GB of memory?

Under the 'Choose Storage' section on Apple's iMac configuration page there is a blue link titled 'How much storage is right for you? (Choose Storage) '. In that dialog it says: For the best ...
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How is OS X able to authenticate to my router even when the disk is removed?

I removed the hard drive from my laptop (MBP 9.1, mid 2012) and started recovery mode. Once I entered recovery mode, the laptop was connected to my router (secured with WPA2), even though I had not ...
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Mac Mini 2014 hard drives

Do the Mini 2014 mechanical hard-drive versions have an M.2 ssd slot on their mainboard? EDIT: Let me clarify: the fusion version have a M.2 SSD on the mainboard slot and a 2.5" mechanical drive. ...
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Unable to boot up my Mac. Getting a flashing folder with a question mark

I currently own a 15 inch MacBook Pro with retina display model ( early 2013) . My Mac was working fine and all of a sudden my Mac won't boot up. I see a flashing folder with a question mark symbol on ...
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Is it possible to find out whether iPhone has MLC or TLC NAND by serial or batch number?

Is there any way to check whether the phone has MLC or TLC, just by serial number or batch number? I will be buying iPhone 6, Space Grey, 64GB. From what I have read, 64GB version could be TLC or MLC....
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Why is the Apps flash storage so high and how can it be reduced? [duplicate]

This is the disk storage info: This is the Applications folder info: Why is the storage usage so high and how can it be reduced? This is on a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with OSX 10.9.5. Edit: I had ...
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Difference between flash drive and hard drive?

I know it sounds like a silly question but my girlfriend is buying a new Mac Book Pro soon and we found that the flash drive mac's have less memory when it's a flash drive but more expensive whilst ...
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Use of Apple flash storage for data

I am Android Developer and I am working on Apple machines. Recently I bought a MacBook Pro with 128 GB flash storage but without HDD. The use of the laptop will be only for work and for surfing in the ...
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SSD in enclosure does not mount on older MacBook Pro

I bought a Crucial SSD compatible with my MacBook Pro (late 2007) and an enclosure. To my frustration, it would not mount and I think the hardware may be defective. Sometimes, I get it to mount and ...
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What are the best apps for rescuing deleted data on flash drives?

I'm searching for an app to rescue my deleted data on my flash memory. They happily deleted with a Windows virus. What's your recommendation for this case?
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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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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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Is "flash storage" the same "SSD"?

I'm looking to see if the two are interchangeable and if not what the differences are. If the two in fact have a difference, perhaps adding devices or cases where each are normally used over the ...
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Install of NetBeans crashing (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

I am trying to install NetBeans but the the MBP crashes with the following log entries Jan 3 10:39:13 my-osx launchservicesd[89]: Application App:"Installer" asn:0x0-4c04c pid:1593 refs=7 @ ...
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Flash drive not recognised - Unknown device: "Voyager Mini 3.0"

I have a Retina Macbook Pro and have just received 6 x Voyager Mini USB 3.0 64GB drives (as gifts for colleagues). I've tried 3 of the drives and while they work in Windows 7 and Linux (Ubuntu 12.04.3)...
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How can I write to a USB 3 flash drive faster than 15 mb/s?

I've got a USB 3 flash drive that should be able to write at about 50 MB/s, but I'm only able to write to it at 15 MB/s. I'm using a Mac Mini 2012, which has four USB 3 ports. I am connecting the ...
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Can't transfer 4gbyte file from USB flash drive to Snow Leopard

I've been unable to transfer XCode 3.2.6, a 4gbyte .dmg file, from a USB flash drive to 2 snow leopard MacBooks. It stops at 2.2gbytes with an error. The flash drive is formatted with NTFS from a ...
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Apple iPhone 4 flash memory

I read that flash memory has a certain amount of read and write operations which can render it unusable after it has exceeded the threshhold. Is this something to be concerned about with regards to ...
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