Why is Seagate Backup Plus not showing up on Mac? There could be many reasons, but the chances of your hard drive being defective is significantly less. Therefore, you need not bother much about it.
Seagate manufactures top-class hard drives for Mac and PC. So, the problem is not with the brand or the product. Users face this kind of issue with a wide range of hard drives. It's not only Seagate's hard drive that comes up with this problem.
If your Seagate Backup Plus is not showing/recognized on your Mac, then you will not be able to view the files on your hard drive and cannot access them at all. So, it is better to look into this issue seriously.
As mentioned earlier, a “hard drive not recognized” problem is a common issue and can be fixed easily. In some cases, the hard drive may even gray out in Disk Utility. Though there are many reasons, we have listed a few causes here.
The above are the very common causes, and there are a few other unknown reasons too. Whatever be the cause, we got a few methods to try and fix the hard drive issue.
As soon as you see that your hard drive is not recognized on your Mac, first, try the basic solutions that may work sometimes.
If any of these solutions work, you can access and use your hard drive. In case your Mac still cannot recognize your hard drive, try the following solutions one after the other until you get it fixed.
Continue reading the below steps to solve Seagate Backup Plus not showing up Mac problem.
Even after enabling the External disks option, check if your drive is detected in Disk Utility if you still cannot find your hard drive in the Finder.If you can find your Seagate Backup Plus drive in Disk Utility, then we can say that your drive has no significant hardware problem. Follow the instructions below to fix the hard drive issue.
If the above method doesn't help recognize your hard drive, there may be some file system error on your drive. In this case, run First Aid on the Seagate Backup Plus drive.
If the Seagate Backup Plus drive is still not showing up on Mac, you need to reformat your hard drive. Reformatting will erase your data stored on the drive. So, you’ll have to back up all the data on the drive. We hope the above solutions fix the Seagate Backup Plus not showing up Mac issue, and there will be no need for you to reformat your hard drive. You can call us if you got any queries.