How to fix Macintosh HD not mounted/showing in Disk Utility?

Posted by Admin to Mac Data Recovery on January 9th, 2020

Solution 1: Repair unmounted Macintosh HD with disk utility

1. Restart your Mac computer, held down command + R, go into disk utility.

2. Select the unmounted Macintosh HD and then click First Aid.

Fist Aid can check the volume for errors and then repair the volume if necessary. After repairing with disk utility, the unmounted Macintosh HD will be mounted, but sometimes, disk untility cannot repair unmounted disk. In this situation, the best way is to recover data from unmounted drive and then reformat it.

Solution 2: Recover data from unmounted Macintosh HD

M3 Mac Data Recovery is a professional Mac data recovery software which can recover lost data from unmounted Macintosh HD, external hard drive, recover deleted/lost files even emptied from Trash, recover data from unreadable/formatted/corrupted drive, recover data from deleted/lost APFS partition, etc. on macOS 10.15/10.14/10.13/10.12 and Mac OS X 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8 and supports APFS, encrypted APFS, HFS, HFS+, exFAT and FAT32 file systems.

Tutorial to recover lost data from unmounted Macintosh HD

Step 1: Download, install and then launch M3 Mac Data Recovery on your Mac computer.

Step 2: Select the unmounted Macintosh HD or volume.

Mac data recovery software - M3 Mac Data Recovery

Step 3: M3 Mac Data Recovery is scanning the lost data from the unmounted Macintosh HD.

Scan lost data from unmounted Macintosh HD

Step 4: Preview documents, photos and play videos, audios, etc. in preview mode.

Step 5: Select found files and then click Recover to start data recovery.

Recover lost data from unmounted Macintosh HD

Solution 3: Reformat the unmounted Macintosh HD with disk utility

If there is no important data stored on the unmounted Macintosh HD or you have recovered lost data successfully, reformat this unmounted Macintosh HD with following method, it will be working again after the format completes.

Step 1: Launch Disk Utility from Utilities.

Step 2: Click the icon for your unmounted Macintosh HD in the sidebar on the left.

Step 3: Click the Erase tab along the top of the window and enter the related information.

Step 4: Click the Erase button.