How do I fix my external hard drive not showing up on my Mac?

How to fix an external disk drive that won’t show up on Mac

  1. Change Finder preferences to show the drive.
  2. Make sure the drive is powered adequately.
  3. Change USB ports or USB Dongle.
  4. Check the connecting drive cable.
  5. Restart your Mac.
  6. Try using another Mac or PC.
  7. Access the drive using macOS Disk Utility.

How do I get my WD passport to work on my Mac?

Part 2 – How to Format WD my Passport for Mac?

  1. Login into your Mac. Just turn on your Mac and when it boots up, plug in your My Passport drive to your WD.
  2. Navigate to Finder if Your Drive Isn’t Visible.
  3. Launch Disk Utility.
  4. Access your Drives.
  5. Select “Extended Mac OS (Journaled)”
  6. Eject Your Drive.

How do I fix my WD passport not showing up?

Part 2: How to Fix WD Passport Not Showing Up?

  1. Solution 1: Plug WD passport into another USB port.
  2. Solution 2: Replace the USB cable with a spare one.
  3. Solution 3: Run Device and Hardware Troubleshooter.
  4. Solution 4:Update USB controller and WD my passport external hard drive.
  5. Solution 5:Change your WD drive letter and path.

How do I reset my WD passport for Mac?

To perform a factory reset on an external hard drive for mac, one must access the “Disk Utility” application and “select the new partition that is highlighted” and then select “Erase” from the drop-down menu.

Why can’t I see my hard drive on my Mac?

If your hard drive doesn’t appear on the desktop, go to the Finder (you can select it in your dock or just click on your desktop) and select Finder > Preferences (Command-Comma). Make sure the Hard Disks box is checked and it should show on your desktop.

How do I format a WD external hard drive for Mac?

How to format the WD element on your Mac device?

  1. Connect the WD elemental hard disk to your Mac powered device.
  2. Go to the disk utility option.
  3. Choose the hard drive you want to format.
  4. Select the format options.
  5. Erase the drive.

How do I reset my WD Passport external hard drive?

Insert your paperclip into the hole and depress the “Reset” button. Hold the button down for 10 seconds and release. After 40 seconds the drive will reboot. This is a “long” reset and your drive will be completely reset to factory settings.

How do I get my internal hard drive to show up on my Mac?

Change the Mac’s settings to show the internal hard drive

  1. Open Finder, and then click the Finder menu on the Apple menu bar on the top of the screen.
  2. Check “Hard disks” in the General tag to make the internal hard drives show in Desktop.
  3. Continue to select Sidebar in Finder Preferences and check “Hard disks”.