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WD My Passport Not Showing Up On Mac – Fixed

Is your WD My Passport not showing up on Mac? The problem might be with your WD My Passport hard drive or Mac. However, with the appropriate troubleshooting solutions, you can fix the “WD My Passport Not Showing Up On Mac” issue like an expert. Follow the below-mentioned troubleshooting methods and see if they work.

Check The Connection

  • Make sure you have connected the WD eMy Passport drive to your Mac using a standard USB cable. Ensure the cable is connected firmly at both ends. If you find any damage to the cable, replace it with a new one.
  • On your Mac, click the Finder menu and select the Preferences option from the drop-down menu. In the Finder Preferences window, click the General tab and verify whether you have selected the “External disks” checkbox under the Show these items on the desktop segment.
  • In case not, enable the “External disks” checkbox and check if you can access the My Passport external disk on your Mac.
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Mount Wd My Passport Manually

If your WD My Passport is not working on Mac, you can try to mount the hard drive manually. These instructions will guide you through the whole procedure in detail.

  • Connect your My Passport hard drive to the Mac.
  • Navigate to the Applications folder on your Mac and click Utilities> Disk Utility.
  • In the Disk Utility window, navigate to the left-side panel and click the Show All Devices button under the View section.
  • Choose the WD My Passport drive from the left-side panel and click the Mount button.
  • It will immediately force the external hard drive to show up on your Mac.
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Try First Aid

If your Mac can recognize the WD My Passport drive but does not show up in the Disk Utility window, you can try solving the trouble via First Aid. Here are the instructions you should follow.

  • On your Mac, navigate to the Disk Utility section.
  • Choose your drive from the left-side panel and click the First Aid button.
  • If prompted, click the Run button to repair your hard drive using the Disk Utility.
  • After completing the repair, click the Done button. If this method doesn’t fix WD My Passport Not Showing Up On Mac issue, proceed to the next solution.
WD My Passport Is Not Working

Format Your Hard Drive

  • Formatting the hard drive is always a final resort while troubleshooting it. However, this method only applies if Disk Utility recognizes your external disk.
  • On your Mac, open the Spotlight search by pressing the Command + Spacebar shortcut keys.
  • Type “disk utility” in the search area and press Enter. Choose the WD Passport drive from the left-side panel in the Disk Utility window.
  • Specify a name for your drive and choose the drive format from the Format section. Next, click the Erase button to format the WD My Passport disk.
  • After formatting the external disk, check if you can access it for storing the data.
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