MACOS Ventura unable to mount HFS+ volume on external drive

My macbook with Ventura cannot read my external drive. The external drive is formatted as HFS+. The external drive is a Western Digital Passport. The drive comes up in Disk Utility but when I try to mount it I get 119930868 error. Any idea how to resolve?

When you connect an external hard drive on Mac, it will show up on Desktop, Finder, and Disk Utility. But sometimes the external drive won’t appear on any of these places. To fix the issue, you can try the below methods:

  1. Change MacOS settings under Finder preferences
  2. Reset (NVRAM/PRAM/SMC) Mac firmware settings
  3. Fix external hard drive connectivity issue
  4. Mount or Repair the external hard drive using Disk Utility

Further, I suggest you to check the below link for detailed steps to be followed in each method above.

Hope it helps!

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