Can anyone help? I am totally pissed. I purchase this wd passport 2 tb and I feel like smashing it against a wall. I simply wanted a normal external hd that I could attach to my computer and use it. But no. Locked my computer and had to restart. Returning tomorrow.
How do people give this thing such good reviews beats me. Similar problem. What did I do wrong?
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External Drives for Mac. DonaldKepler June 22, , am 2. Screen Shot at 6. Select your hard drive, optical drive or other attached drive in the sidebar. Click the "Mount" button. If the operating system already mounted the drive, an "Unmount" button displays instead. Click the "First Aid" tab and select "Repair Disk," if available.
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You may need to restart your computer and follow the prompts to complete the repair. Click the "Finder" icon in the Dock and look for your drive in the sidebar. Restart "Disk Utility" if you had to restart your computer to perform a repair and you still don't see your drive. Select your hard drive from the list and click the "Erase" tab. Click the "Format" drop-down menu and select the format you want to use.
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Click "Erase" to format your hard drive. If you need to back up any information on the drive, first connect your drive to a computer that does recognize the drive and transfer the data to a new storage device. Press the power button on your computer and hold down "Command-S". Hold the keys down until you see white text appear on the screen. So I'm at a roadblock, I don't know what to do here. Any suggestions? The best answer will be selected as such.
Thanks ahead of time. Solandri Distinguished. Jan 4, 2 21, You can't erase the drive you're booting off of. Solandri :. I still need help! Wups Honorable. Oct 14, 13 0 10, 0. Boot into the Recovery on the bootable drive and you'll then be able to erase the disk. That is the only way you'll be able to as you're booting off of that Hard Drive already.
Wups :. That means you don't have a recovery partition. It will erase the disk anyway when you install the new OS X. Retrowire :. You must log in or register to reply here. Im using a MacBook Pro on Mojave. Question Macbook pro or macbook air? Post thread.
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