Hello Andy,

I live in the UK and have used mac computers and other Apple products for 10 
years now,  If I can be of any help via facetime or Skype, email me off list 
and perhaps we can arrange a session during which I could talk you through the 
some of the issues.  I am not a certified Apple trainer but just a user with 
some experience of problems.


> On Apr 12, 2018, at 8:08 PM, christopher hallsworth <challswor...@icloud.com> 
> 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 
>> <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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