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Offline Max

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USB Flash Drive not recognized
« on: December 24, 2014, 03:41:22 pm »
Hi All

I've just installed Peppermint 5 in a old PC for my father. Everything is working great, but for some reasons PCMan does not recognize any USB Flash Drive that I insert (either Camera SD or normal USB flash drives). It simply doesn't show anything. But it does recognize an external WD USB Disk without problems...

Any advice on where to start looking for the problem? As my father clearly won't use the terminal, I need PCMan to recognize those drives so he can move photos to the system.

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Re: USB Flash Drive not recognized
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2014, 04:26:43 pm »
Hi Max, first a very warm welcome to Planet Peppermint to both, you and your father  ;)   You say this a new Peppermint installation.  Have you run a post-installation update and upgrade?  If you haven't done this, it is really important that you do.  It will bring your system up to date and things will run as they should - most of the time  ::).

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Open a terminal window with the following keystrokes: Cltr+Alt+t.  Enter the following commands in sequence into the terminal window.

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Re: USB Flash Drive not recognized
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014, 08:40:39 am »
Welcome to the forum and Merry Christmas :)

I have never had this problem with peppermint before, but am confident that one of our friendly mods can help.
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Re: USB Flash Drive not recognized
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 03:41:12 pm »
Hi All

I've just installed Peppermint 5 in a old PC for my father. Everything is working great, but for some reasons PCMan does not recognize any USB Flash Drive that I insert (either Camera SD or normal USB flash drives). It simply doesn't show anything. But it does recognize an external WD USB Disk without problems...

Any advice on where to start looking for the problem? As my father clearly won't use the terminal, I need PCMan to recognize those drives so he can move photos to the system.

Kr

Max


i haven 't found one external drive or USB which have worked via peppermint 100 % seems to be an issue. i refuse to buy another instead im just saving for a new desktop
with a bigger HD.
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