Remember, drives don't show up in Finder by default. This is something about which I have never fully comes to intellectual grips. If one were to buy a Mac, bring it home, turn it on, and start  using it, drives appear in Finder; if one were to install the Mac operating system from scratch, taking all the defaults with the exception of File Vault and storing the Documents directory in the cloud, no drives appear in Finder unless and until they are told to do so.

On 4/12/2018 3:08 PM, christopher hallsworth wrote:
Hi Andy let's start with the basics, in the Finder you should see any external 
media by default, thumb drives included. Unlike Windows, macOS automatically 
mounts these external disks and places them in the Finder. Once you have 
located this, press command-o to open the volume. Note I will not use CMD at 
this stage for simplicity's sake.

On 12 Apr 2018, at 10:48, 'andy' via MacVisionaries 
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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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