How to Repair a USB Flash Drive on Mac

A USB flash drive is also known by various names such as the pen drive, thumb drive, a gig stick, flash stick, USB stick or USB memory. It is a data storage device which includes flash memory along with an integrated USB interface. Abbreviation of (USB) the Universal Serial Bus is an industry standard that establishes specifications for the connectors, cables, and protocols for the communication, connection, and power supply between the personal computer. It is rewritable, removable and small in size. It is used to transport and store personal files. People also store personal information in it. Here is how you can fix your flash drive by scanning and repairing it:

In the Mac computer, plug your flash drive. It will fit into a USB port on the CPU. If you see some errors in the flash drive, then it won’t display the contents. You need to update its software or drivers using repair’s feature of the computer. Follow the process below to repair your USB Flash drive:

  1. Open the Finder. This will resemble a blue face. It will be visible in the dock.
  2. Click on the “go” menu item, and it will be in the upper-left side of the screen.
  3. Click on the Utilities. It is a folder near the bottom of the Go drop-down menu.
  4. Double click on the “Disk” Utility. It will resemble a stethoscope on top of a hard drive icon.
  5. Select your flash drive. This will be intended icon below the “External” heading.
  6. Click First Aid. It is at the top of the Disk Utility Window.
  7. Click Run when induced. It is the blue button on the pop-up window.
  8. Wait for the scan to complete. The utility of risk will repair any software or driver related.
  9. Click “Done” when induced. If the problem of your flash drive was driver or software-based, it should now work well.

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