Time Machine can't see my passport

I use OS x captain and time machine can't see my passport.  It is a new issue as it worked yesterday.  Is it possible to add a link to it?


The WD passport seems to be very reliable. Or with TM.

I see several complaints here with this kind of question. Try connecting to a different USB port. I guess it is plugged directly into your computer?

No chance get a disk with disk utility repair... Although disk in El Capo utility is a shadow of his old self useful.

People even load the version of Yosemite in El Crapo.


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