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[[!meta title="Resetting a USB stick or SD card using Mac OSX"]]

[[!inline pages="doc/first_steps/usb_reset.intro" raw="yes"]]

<a id="disk_utility"></a>

Using <span class="application">Disk Utility</span>
===================================================

<div class="caution">

<strong>You might overwrite any hard disk on the computer.</strong> If at some
point you are not sure about which device to choose, stop proceeding.

</div>

1.  Make sure that the USB stick or SD card that you want to reset is unplugged.

2.  Start <span class="application">Disk Utility</span>.

    A list of all the storage devices on the computer appears in the left pane
    of the window.

3.  Plug the USB stick or SD card that you want to reset.

    A new device appears in the list of storage devices. This new device
    corresponds to the USB stick or SD card that you plugged in. Click on it.

4.  In the list of storage devices, verify that the device corresponds
    to the device that you want to reset, its brand, its size, etc.

5.  To reset the device, click on the <span class="guilabel">Erase</span> tab
    in the right pane and click on the <span class="button">Erase</span> button
    on the bottom right.

6.  In the confirmation dialog, click on the <span class="button">Erase</span>
    button to confirm.