My flashdrive wont work on my computer but works on others

By Babs Johnson
Mar 30, 2016
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  1. Why would this be, its a brand new flash drive, im trying to back up my iTunes library on my eMac but my flashdrive wont work on this computer but when I plugged in the same flash drive into a different computer, this time a pc it works fine; is there anyway I can fix this problem and what is the cause of this problem?

    thanks in advance
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    Yep - - Mac != PC file systems; Mac is AFS and PC is NTFS.
    What specific version are you using
    • Mac OS X = ???
    • Win Version = ??
  3. Hotlynx16

    Hotlynx16 TS Member Posts: 28

    I think I read a flash drive has to be formatted FAT 32 or MS-DOS (FAT) volume format to work on a MAC
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,348   +622

    FAT32 is the UNIVERSAL Filesystem, including Mac & Linux

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