How to Fix a USB Flash Drive on the Mac

This article will teach you how can you fix a malfunctioning flash drive. If you are dealing with software and driver issues, then you can repair and scan the flash drive with the help of your system’s built-in repair utility. If your drive isn’t working well because of improper formatting, then you can reformat your drive. Don’t forget that reformatting USB flash drive will delete all the files on it.

If the flash drive isn’t working well because of the physical injury, then you can take it to a tech department.

Plug your flash drive to your system

The drive should adequately fit into one of the rectangular ports on Mac. If you encountered some errors on the flash drive or it is not displaying any contents, then you will require to update the software or the drivers taking help of your computers to repair feature.

Head over to Finder

It resembles a blue face. You can easily find it in the dock.

Merely tap the Go menu item.

You will find it on the upper left side of the screen.

Look for Utilities.

It will be a folder near the bottom of the Go drop menu.

Put a double tap on the Disk Utility

It resembles a stethoscope on top of hard drive icon.

Choose the flash drive.

Below the external heading, this is the intended icon.

Tap First Aid.

It will be at the top of the Disk Utility window.

Tap Run when induced.

It will be a blue button on the popup window.

Wait for a while until the scanning gets complete.

Disk utility can repair any of the software or the driver related issues.

Tap on Done when induced.

If the flash drive’s issues were driver or software based, then it should properly work now.

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