Hello Andy,
First of all, when you plug in your thumb drive, it should show up on your 
desktop. If it doesn’t, press Cmd-comma to open Finder Preferences. Interact 
with the tool bar and select General. Stop interacting and navigate right to 
Show these items on the desktop: then check the four checkboxes that you find 
by navigating right.
Press Cmd-w to close the Preferences. Your thumb drive should now appear on 
your desk top.
Cheers,

Anne

 

> On 12 Apr 2018, at 11:48, 'andy' via MacVisionaries 
> <macvisionaries@googlegroups.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all.
>  
> In brief, I'm a very determined and apparently reluctant learning of the 
> Apple operating system.
>  
> I've been using windows since Dos 3.1 and like many people, I am afraid of 
> this new system.
>  
> I Purchased a 27 Imac and a Macbook pro about 2 years ago and have hardly 
> moved in my learning.
>  
> Despite buying a great book, titled, Janet Ingber - Everything You Need to 
> Know to Use the Mac , I cannot get the motivation to "Use the mac"!
>  
> My fingers tremble at my Macbook and I'm so afraid of doing something wrong, 
> I'm paralysed.
>  
> So I'm thinking that I should try something really simple.
>  
> I'm addicted by the way to talking books, so lets look at that  as a method 
> to break the ice.
>  
> I've placed the above book on a thumb drive but every time I plug it into my 
> Macbook, absolutely nothing happens, so I cannot access this media.
>  
> On a Windows computer I'm asked "What do you want your computer to do?".
>  
> So if anyone can tell me how to access a thumb drive and be able to go 
> through some of the easy chapters of this book then listen to them, it may be 
> enough to finally break my spirit and get me started, hahaha.
>  
> Sorry guys for the long message but I'm sure you have all heard it before.
>  
> Very best wishes.
>  
> Andy.
> From Scotland with Love.
>  
> 
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