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How to Fix Seagate External Drive Not Showing Up In the SideBar In Finder On MacBook Pro?

I'm using a 13-inch MacBook Pro, running macOS High Sierra, 10.13.3. And when I inserted my Seagate external drives into it, the drive didn't show in the sidebar under the Devices section in Finder. I checked Disk Utility and it was there. But I can't unplug it without properly ejecting. I checked the Finder Preferences, thee External disks option has been checked. What's more, although it does not show up in the Finder sidebar, it still works well on my MacBook Pro. Thus, what can I do to make it show in the Finder sidebar?

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iBoysoft author Eudora Liu

Eudora Liu

Answered on Thursday, August 31, 2023

Well, you can follow the below methods step by step to fix your Seagate external hard drive not showing in the sidebar under the Devices section in Finder on MacBook Pro.

You can try to temporarily remove com.apple.finder.plist first. And then check whether you can see the Seagate external drive showing up in the sidebar.

Step 1: Quit all the apps that are running.

Step 2: Hold the option key down and click the Go menu in the Finder menubar.

Step 3: Select Library > Preferences.

Step 4: Locate the com.apple.finder.plist file and right-click on it to Move To Trash.

Step 5: Restart your Mac and then check whether your drive shows in the sidebar.

If not, go to Trash and put the file back. You can also try to reset NVRAM/SMC or boot your MacBook into Safe Mode.

Good luck~


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