Solved

Mac can't write on stick

Posted on 2013-12-12
2
406 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
I have a problem with my Mac, reading sticks.

It is running on Maverick. - I have a stick that can be normally read and written on PC, and also on older Mac OS (power pc one), however on my new mac I just can't  write anything on it.

The stuff can be read, but everything is grey and I can't write anything on the USB stick.

Any ideas?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:mrmut
2 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 500 total points
ID: 39713852
Check to see if the stick is formatted NTFS. By default Macs can read from but not write to NTFS volumes.

The solution is either to reformat the stick as EXFat using Disk Utility (which will erase the stick) or use a third party NTFS driver like NTFS-3G:  http://download.cnet.com/NTFS-3G/3000-2094_4-10913782.html
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:mrmut
ID: 39714104
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Create a default user profile for Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 Create a user account on OS X that will be a template for every other user of that computer. I usually call it “profile” and make it an administrator account for the time being. 1. Install a…
Thanks to luck and dedication (hitting refresh every 5 seconds when the pre-orders were going live at midnight on April 10th) I managed to actually receive an Apple Watch on release day, April 24th. Which means I’ve been using it daily for just ov…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question