I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The USB drive works on the host, but not on guest. I’ve already tried restarting, changing ports and all but nothing works. Can I get help, please?
Hope this solves your problem
in the execute prompt type:
then, select the usb drive and change its letter to one not in use in the system. close the utility, and check if the drive now displays correctly. if not, unplug and re-plug it in.
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