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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #165 on: August 15, 2013, 10:06:59 pm »
Here is the next bit.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #166 on: August 15, 2013, 10:08:47 pm »
The reason it's giving you that warning is you didn't click "Unmount Volume"

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You'll have to scroll down to see "Unmount Volume"

I did but it didn't do it...
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #167 on: August 15, 2013, 10:12:06 pm »
OK, let's start again ..

Close the Disk Utility

Close Any window that's showing the USB sticks contents

Reopen the Disk Utility

Select the USB stick (freecom) in the left column

Inn the right hand (main) panel SCROLL down and click  "Unmount Volume" (you'll know if that worked if "Unmount Volume" changes to "Mount volume")

Now Scroll back up and select "Format Drive"

In the dialog box that appears, set -

Scheme: Master Boot Record

then click the "Format" button

when asked if you're sure, click the "Format" button

Now scroll down and click "Create Partition"

In the dailog that appers, set -

Size: it will probably already have all of it selected
Type: FAT
Name: Freecom
Encrypt underlying device = leave UNTICKED


Now click the "Create" button.

And give it a minute to complete.

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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #168 on: August 15, 2013, 10:15:54 pm »
Yeah, tried all that repeatedly Mark and this error box comes up. It is close to getting acquainted with the recycling bin.

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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #169 on: August 15, 2013, 10:18:00 pm »
Have you got a file manager window open that's displaying the USB sticks contents ?
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #170 on: August 15, 2013, 10:20:36 pm »
OK, Close EVERYTHING except your web browser .. tell me when you've done that.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #171 on: August 15, 2013, 10:23:04 pm »
I only have my internet on- no other files open Mark. I have removed it safely and put it in and tried it all again- the thing is broken. Put it in the bin!
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #172 on: August 15, 2013, 10:24:15 pm »
Close EVERYTHING except your web browser .. tell me when you've done that.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #173 on: August 15, 2013, 10:31:08 pm »
It's in the recycling bin now LOL. I did all you said and error kept coming up- I think it had  a virus on it because it went funny when using it on Micros**t and hasn't worked since- the Linux guys looked at it one meeting and they found it didn't work as well. Thanks for all your help though- now I know how to format any other data sticks I might get in the future. But really as I have the large portable HD off my bro probably don't need a data stick. If I need to transfer files to Micros**t I usually store them in Box or email them to myself. and the transfer is only for printing as I haven't a printer- my friend does my priting for me mostly ( not that I do much). I have noticed once a device is formatted to one OS it won't work in the other anyway.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #174 on: August 15, 2013, 10:32:01 pm »
Have you got a file manager window open that's displaying the USB sticks contents ?

No, I hadn't at all.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #175 on: August 15, 2013, 10:33:55 pm »
Look this may be fixable .. but not if you don't follow my instructions .. do you want to try or not ?

it's NOT a virus
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #176 on: August 15, 2013, 10:39:28 pm »
Look this may be fixable .. but not if you don't follow my instructions .. do you want to try or not ?

it's NOT a virus

It's in the blue reycling wheelie bin now sorry.I did all you said but it kept coming up with error. I hadn't anything open except a web page- this one, no other files, did all the procedures many many times and it says error- the thing is broken. Many thanks for trying though. 
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #177 on: August 15, 2013, 10:41:08 pm »
Melissa .. you're not listening to me .. ignore the instructions before for now, do you want to attempt to fix this or not ?



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I have noticed once a device is formatted to one OS it won't work in the other anyway.

That is wrong .. a "properly" formatted (FAT)  USB stick will work in pretty much ANY OS, certainly in Windows, Linux, and OS X

The problem is your stick isn't properly formatted .. it doesn't contain a partition .. now Windows can work with them like that, but Linux will mark it as read only.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #178 on: August 15, 2013, 10:50:56 pm »
Melissa .. you're not listening to me .. ignore the instructions before for now, do you want to attempt to fix this or not ?



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I have noticed once a device is formatted to one OS it won't work in the other anyway.

That is wrong .. a "properly" formatted (FAT)  USB stick will work in pretty much ANY OS, certainly in Windows, Linux, and OS X

The problem is your stick isn't properly formatted .. it doesn't contain a partition .. now Windows can work with them like that, but Linux will mark it as read only.


I've just gone out in the rain with a torch and retreived it from the wheelie bin. Ok let's see if the thing will work..
Can the same be done for my portable HD? At the moment if I plug it into Micros**t it won't work. Not that I really need to at the moment, but thinking ahead if I needed to print something at work from it in the future.
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Re: VLC probs
« Reply #179 on: August 15, 2013, 10:54:22 pm »
Yes the HDD can be formatted correctly too .. but one thing at a time eh :)

Plug the USB stick in, and make sure EVERYTHING is closed except your web browser .. tell me when you've done that.
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