In some situations, after you connect your WD My Passport drive to your computer, it will not show up. This problem is commonly faced by both Windows and Mac users. On a Mac, the drive might be grayed out in Disk Utility. In some cases, the drive might become unreadable.
After you connect the WD My Passport drive to your Mac, if you cannot see it on the desktop, Disk Utility, or Finder, you will be stuck. You will be left wondering how to find the drive and make it work. No worries! On this page, we shall discuss the issue of the WD My Passport hard drive not showing up on your Mac.
First, try these simple tips to know why your hard drive does not appear on your Mac:
Checking your Finder Preferences:
There is a chance that the configuration of the Finder Preferences on your Mac is preventing the WD My Passport from showing up. To set your Finder Preferences and make the drive appear in the Finder or on the desktop, follow these steps: