Wd My Passport Not Showing Up Mac

Wd My Passport Not Showing Up Mac

Is the WD My Passport not showing up Mac computer? If yes, don’t worry. It is a well-known problem, and this article covers some effective troubleshooting methods that help you resolve it.

Best And Quick Solutions Passport Not Showing Up Mac

Try these simple and quick solutions before heading to the advanced methods.

  • Ensure that the WD My Passport drive is powered on.
  • Check if the USB cable from the drive’s port to your computer’s port is plugged in securely. If not, unplug and reconnect the cable.
  • Make sure that you’re using the recommended cable.
  • Replace the cable if it is damaged.
  • Reboot your Mac computer.

Now, check if the drive is showing up. If your WD My Passport drive is not showing up on Mac again, try the advanced troubleshooting methods below one by one in order to resolve it.

Configure The Finder Preferences

  • Open the Finder Preferences window.
  • Go to the General tab.
  • See if the checkbox beside the External disks option is selected. If not, select it.
  • The External Disks Option
  • Similarly, go to the Sidebar tab of the Finder Preferences window.
  • Navigate to the Locations section.
  • Select the External disks option if it is not selected.
  • Now, check if the drive is showing up.
  • If the WD My Passport drive is not showing up again on your Mac computer’s desktop, try the troubleshooting methods below.

*Important Note: You can only perform the troubleshooting methods below if the drive is detected in the Disk Utility window.

Repair The Hard Drive Errors

  • If the drive faces some error, there is a chance for this problem to occur.
  • You can detect and resolve the hard drive errors using Disk Utility.
  • Open the Disk Utility window.
  • Choose your WD My Passport drive.
  • Click on the First Aid menu followed by the Run button.
  • Wait for the repair process to complete.
  • Once it is done, check if the drive is detected. If not, try the troubleshooting method below.

Reformat The Drive

  • If the First Aid tool fails to resolve the hard drive errors, reformatting is the only option to fix the 'drive not detected' problem.
  • Before reformatting the drive, recover the data from it if possible.
  • Open the Disk Utility window.
  • Choose your drive and click Erase.
  • Reformat the drive by entering the necessary details in the given fields.
  • After doing that, check if the drive is showing up on your computer’s desktop. By now, the problem should be resolved, and your drive must show up on your Mac.

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