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Really dumb Mac question

Post by YOUR KONG » Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:29 am

If I've ejected my USB keychain drive and plug it back in again, how do I get the OS to recognize it? It ignores it. I've been rebooting to fix this but I'm sure there's an easier way. :oops:

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Re: Really dumb Mac question

Post by Girl Toes » Sat Jan 08, 2005 9:24 am

Have you tried opening up Disk Utility and playing with it??? Disk Utility is in the Utility folder in your Applications folder.

The big problem with USB is that I've heard of lots of spontanious fires, so have your fire extinguisher ready.

But seriously, try the disk utility, play with it, and see what happens. Report back.

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Re: Really dumb Mac question

Post by tiger vomitt » Sat Jan 08, 2005 10:50 am

are you dragging its icon to the trash or doing CMD-E before ejecting it?

normally the computer should recognize if you plug it back in.

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Re: Really dumb Mac question

Post by YOUR KONG » Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:38 am

Nope- just clicking once on its icon on the right-hand side and then apple-E ing.

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Re: Really dumb Mac question

Post by sonikbliss » Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:11 pm

sometimes if you log off and then log back on to your computer it will rescan all the busses and remount any device that is attached.

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Re: Really dumb Mac question

Post by YOUR KONG » Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:00 pm

Cool, I'll try that too. Tnx.

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Re: Really dumb Mac question

Post by jmligt » Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:22 am

What OS are you using? My powerbook/osx has no problems reading my keychain drive multiple times..

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