Mac or Macbook does not detect my external drive, how to fix?

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mac or macbook doesn't detect my

external drive

seven ways you can fix it check your


before proceeding to more complex

troubleshooting steps check your

settings if hard and external disks are

set to be shown on the desktop

go to the upper menu and click on the

finder menu

go to preferences in the general tab

under show these items on the desktop

check the boxes next to hard disk and

external disk

if the boxes are checked and you don't

see the external drive on your desktop

proceed to the next step run disk


in the upper menu click on the go menu

and select utility

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