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External Drives Not Showing in Mac Finder (Enabled in Finder)

I can't see my thumb drive and external hard drive that Time Machine used to back up files to in Finder. I've checked the Finder > Preferences > General and Sidebar. The "External disks" option is properly checked. I also checked in Disk Utility, the drives are there. I can now see the thumb drive on my desktop, and I can see the external drive in Finder when I right-click to open it. This issue has occurred since updating to Catalina. Why can't I see it in my Finder sidebar? Thanks!

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iBoysoft author Connie Yang

Connie Yang

Answered on Friday, May 3, 2024

If you enable Finder to show the hard drives and external hard drives, they will be listed under the Locations section on the Finder sidebar.

Maybe you mistakenly hide the hard drives to appear on the Finder sidebar by clicking the arrow button next to Locations. Click the arrow icon next to Locations to expand the devices including hard drives and external hard drives under Locations.

If the external hard drive still not showing up on the Mac Finder sidebar, restart your Mac or update your Mac when the minor update is available. This is probably a bug of macOS Catalina.

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