I have a MyPassport (1TB) that I put on my macbook, and wanted to erase everything on it. Not being the technologically savvy guy, I erased it, but now it won’t show up on my computer. The virtual CD DOES show up, but not the icon for the actual hard drive. When I open up the Virtual CD, it only shows the harddrive and data for it of my MacBook Internal Hard Drive - as if the External Terabyte MyPassport doesn’t exist! I don’t know if it is locked, or if it is hiding, but I’m hoping someone here can enlighten me. Any help will be greatly appreciated! I really hope I didn’t make a mistake when I chose to erase the data on the drive.
You may need to re-create a partition so the drive will shows up.
Here is how to do that:
Go to Disk Utility
Select the WD My Passport drive
Click on the “Partition”
From the “Volume Scheme” select 1 partition.
Click on “Options” Select Apple Partition Map, press OK.
Click “Apply” to execute it.
After that your drive should show up.
Thank you so much! Worked like a charm!