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How to Use WD Easystore Which Not Showing on Mac?

I plugged my WD Easystore drive into my MacBook Air and tried to do a Time Machine backup. I chose the option to erase and it wouldn't do for some reason! I thought this would be a simple way to backup. Now the Mac doesn't appear to recognize it. Do I need to format the WD for the Mac?

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iBoysoft author Sherry Song

Sherry Song

Answered on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Happy to help you, according to your case, you can try these fixes, but some of them will cause data loss. So you'd better utilize some professional tools to do data recovery and iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac is a good choice, which can help to recover files from the drive that can't be mounted on Mac.

( 1 )Restart your Mac and reconnect your WD drive slowly and deliberately.

( 2 )Edit your Finder settings to show the external hard drives. Finder > Settings > General > Turn on External disks, then Sidebar > Tick External disks under Locations.

( 3 )Boot your Mac in Safe Mode

( 4 )Manually mount the drive in Disk Utility and run First Aid to check the drive.

( 5 )Force quit fsck in Activity Monitor and reset NVRAM and SMC.

( 6 )Reformat your drive in Disk Utility.

Pay attention to making a data recovery with iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac, hope you can use your drive normally.

Also read: Fix External Hard Drive Not Showing on Mac

How to Reformat External Hard Drive on Mac Without Losing Data


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