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My WD hard drive don't show up on my macbook air, not even in disk utilities but shows up and works alright in my friend's macbook pro. Help please. Done reformatting. Erased everything. Its on mac os extended format. Any ideas on that? Through 'diskutil' you can repair the disc etc. Also i would do a filesystems disk check, eg. Well, my diskname would be disk1s3. Any ideas? However I got a new usb hub and unplugged the device from the TimeCapsule and connected the drive to the new hub instead of directly to the one and only usb slot on the time capsule.
I tried it and everything seemed to work. However on the same evening I wanted to browse the external drive through my network and I couldn't access it - so I unplugged it and now I'm trying to fix it. Right now it's plugged into my mac directly. I found this: 3. Can not mount volume. Aleksandar Vacic Aleksandar Vacic 3 3 bronze badges.
Alright, I might give it a try.
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However to index my entire gb it might take longer than 15min I guess. I was able to read the drive on windows now, which is kind of a relieve.
If it would come back alive in Finder and on my Mac - do you think I could use the drive furthermore or is it buggy? Ok, this might not work, because the drive automatically goes into a kind of standby mode after a few minutes. I don't think it's going to be indexed when the drive is not running!? I'll just back up the files on the old pc in my house since it's working there and than I'm going to format it completely.
Unfortunately I have no way of knowing if the problem is the same as yours, I'm just telling my personal experience. I had this a few times already and it always comes back eventually. It might take longer than 15 minutes but no more than 30 in my case - it might depend on how many files you have there.
It also scared the hell outta me the first time, now it's just annoying.
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In this article, we will analyze how a WD My Passport external drive could be brought back to life after it fails to mount on Mac. Yes, recovering files from WD Passport on Mac is also taken care of in this blog. Further, transfer of files to-and-from the WD My Passport is made possible when the drive is successfully mounted on the Mac computer. After the job is done, the WD is safely removed from the Mac. Those possibilities could range from:.
You can try below actions to determine if the WD My Passport external hard drive is mounting on your Mac:. Wait for the drive to appear in the Finder and Desktop. External Disk Selected. Otherwise, on a healthier external drive, this option works flawlessly. But here is a twist, an unmounted drive be it a WD My Passport or any external drive; it will get listed but grayed out on the left-panel of the Disk Utility. On stable drives, the Mount button when clicked brings back the drive for further access.
However, if the drive is corrupt, then the Mount button will hardly help. Try switching to the partition level and click the Mount button again. Since the WD My Passport has cryptic or logical disk errors, hence it fails to get mounted on Mac properly. An unmounted WD brings up a couple of issues to be addressed urgently:. But you must ensure that the enclosed files within the WD are unwanted.
Unfortunately, erasing a WD is a strict NO Go if it contains important pictures, music, videos, and documents. This answers the above first question, i.
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Step 3 Scan your Western Digital external drive with the software. Vishal is a data recovery expert Stellar addressing several data loss scenarios on a macOS system. He loves to read autobiographies and his personal favourite is of Steve Jobs. View More. After that I had the same issue. It shown up in Disk Utility but greyed out after connected it back. Could not eject it, could not remount, virtually could not do any thing.
I tried all the solutions posted currently, none worked. Rebooted my Mac and tried connect the drive again, no helps. It was still greyed out in Disk Utility… and finally, on Disk Utility, I right click on the greed out External, and selected image from …, hit the cancel button on the popup, and all the sudden, it became alive….