WD 1TB My Passport not showing any files on mac

sushit - Nov 15, 2015 at 01:42 PM
 Sean - Nov 12, 2021 at 05:37 AM

My 1 TB WD external drive was working fine, and I plugged it in today and no files are showing up. Disk utility shows that there is still the 200 GB being used, but is unable to unmount it. Any help would be great!


3 responses

R2D2_WD Posts 3606 Registration date Monday September 1, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 20, 2017   155
Nov 16, 2015 at 03:05 AM
Hi Sushit,

For some reason, those files may have become hidden. I recommend you to open the Finder application.
Click Applications under the Places heading, select Utilities -> Terminal. Type the following command:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES. Check if the files are visible now. I would recommend you to check the step by step guide below. If you have the option, check the drive on another Mac.

Hope this helps

6 years later... you truly saved me on this one! Thank you!
Sean > B_Informed
Nov 12, 2021 at 05:37 AM
:) Great response