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I need to read some files from a usb thumb drive, but I plug it into my MBP, nothings happens. I was expecting it to mount automatically. Is this normal?

The same drive works fine with Windows Vista.

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What file system is on your thumb drive? It sounds like OS-X doesn't recognize it. – JRobert Aug 25 '10 at 13:30
It's FAT. Not sure if FAT 16 or FAT32 – Fernando Aug 25 '10 at 14:19
Take a look in System Profiler and Disk Utility -- do they see it, and what do they say about it? Note: in Disk Utility, use the Info button in the toolbar for full details. – Gordon Davisson Aug 25 '10 at 18:43
Does absolutely nothing happen? Not even a pop-up window giving you a few options to do with unrecognized disk? – dtlussier Sep 2 '10 at 14:07
Nope, nothing at all. :-P – Fernando Sep 2 '10 at 14:38
up vote 1 down vote accepted

The only "solution" was to erase the disk with "disk utility". Now it's visible both on my MBP as well as my Windows machines. Not really a solution, but…

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