Ok I’ve been losing my mind trying to fix this for the past hour or two but I’m at a loss.
Got a new Sandisk Ultra Flair 3.0 128GB USB for my Mac, reformatted it soon after to what I believe it was exfat so I could move files to windows if I wanted. All was well and working fine until I accidentally unplugged the USB from my Mac while running a video file off of it. Now my Mac is no longer able to detect the USB, but my crappy old windows laptop still can. I tried formatting the USB to exFAT, and fat32 using my Windows machine, but my Mac still is unable to read it… I’ve since tried basically everything I could find on google with still 0 luck.
Here are some facts:
The USB doesn’t show up on Mac in system information or in disk utility, or when I put in the command I found to show the active drives in Terminal… (I’ve made sure that Finder isn’t hiding it)
On my Mac I’ve tried restarting / shutting off the machine, as well as resetting the VRAM and the SMC.
My Mac can still detect other USB storage devices when I plug those in.
the USB still works fine on my windows machine
It’s a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) running Mojave.
Any wizards out there with a solution or some sort of idea / suggestion? Any guidance would be much appreciated. Clearly the USB is still functional, I just have no idea how to get my Mac back to detecting it…