Home > Questions

Folders Missing from the External Hard Drive on the Mac

Follow this post to learn why folders are missing from the external hard drive on your Mac and how to let them show up again.

Best Answered by

iBoysoft author Connie Yang

Connie Yang

Answered on Friday, June 14, 2024

Since you can see the subfolders on another Mac and Windows, it can be ruled out that these subfolders were deleted by mistake. It also can be excluded that the subfolders are hidden as Command + Shift +. cannot unhide them.

The missing folders on the external hard drive may be caused by an unstable connection, system bugs, disk errors, or others.

You can try these ways to recover files that disappeared from the external hard drive on your Mac:

  • Restart your Mac.
  • Eject the external hard drive and then plug it into another port on the USB hub, or if you use a USB converter, change it.
  • Go to Disk Utility and run First Aid to check the external hard drive.

If the above ways still can't help you find the missing folders on the external disk, you can use data recovery software like iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to help you scan the files and folders on the external hard drive for free.

  1. Download, install, and open iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
  2. Select the external hard drive on the app's main interface, and then click Search for Lost Data.
  3. After scanning, check the results and preview them.
  4. Select your missing subfolders and click Recover to save them to a different destination.

People Also Ask

Read More Questions

Read More Advice From iBoysoft's Computer Experts


SystemUIServer: Was es ist & warum es die CPU stark beansprucht

Übersicht über SystemUIServer, einschließlich dessen, was SystemUIServer ist, warum es die CPU stark beansprucht und warum Installationsprogramme Zugriff auf die Steuerung von SystemUIServer wünschen.

erreur de commande introuvable createinstallmedia

Createinstallmedia: Commande non trouvée (Sonoma/Antérieur) Résolu

Si vous obtenez l'erreur 'createinstallmedia: commande introuvable' lors de la création d'un installateur macOS bootable pour Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur ou antérieur, utilisez ces solutions pour le résoudre.

Processus UARPUpdaterServiceUSBPD sur Mac

UARPUpdaterServiceUSBPD Process: Définitions Et Solutions

Si vous rencontrez le problème que le processus UARPUpdaterServiceUSBPD consomme de grandes quantités de mémoire, vous êtes au bon endroit. Cet article vous guide à travers sa définition et sa solution.