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Recovering Files How can I get all of my documents off of my wd passport if my computer does not recognize it?

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  • DTLeroyB Dec 01, 2008

    I have been using a WD Passport for a while now and, all of the sudden, my computer does not recognize it anymore either. I have a second, newer, Passport that my computer still sees though. It shows the old one as a drive (E:) on My Computer but not as the Passport and therefore I can't access any of my stored data.

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Does your hard drive make any clicking/nocking sound like these? If yes - then the drive has bad heads and you need help from professional data recovery specialist. If not - try remove the internal drive from the enclosure, connect it directly into PC and scan it with some data recovery software like R-Studio for example.

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As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
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How do i use this. to backup my files. were to plug it in to my dell laptop.


Open "My Computer", and look at each icon, e.g,. 'A:' and 'C:' and 'D:'.

The cable from the Passport will only fit into a 'USB' port on your computer. Your computer may have more than one such port.
Just pick one, and connect it.

Once it is connected, look again at that 'My Computer' window.
There should be another drive-letter, assigned by Windows to your Passport.

Open 'My Documents'.
Click 'Edit'.
Click 'Select All'.
Right-mouse click on one of the selected objects.
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I don't know how to check the files on my WD passport. I'm looking just for pictures and itunes. Can you tell me how this is done?


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My passport "removes" my files!


WARNING: Do not think that theyourWD Passport, using the WD Sync software, is a backup drive; it is NOT !

As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a
computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup
software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
erase the data from the internal hard drive (computer) and resynchronize, as
this will cause the data that WD Sync stored to the Passport to be deleted."

This is why you are hearing so many people saying that they are deleting the
WD Sync software, reformatting, and using the WC Passport as a true backup
drive where you can actually see the files that you are backing up, rather
than a bunch of unrecognizable sync files that likely don't have all the files that you thought you "backed up".

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WARNING: Do not think that theyourWD Passport, using the WD Sync software, is a
backup drive; it is NOT !

As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a
computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup
software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
erase the data from the internal hard drive (computer) and resynchronize, as
this will cause the data that WD Sync stored to the Passport to be deleted."

This is why you are hearing so many people saying that they are deleting the
WD Sync software, reformatting, and using the WC Passport as a true backup
drive where you can actually see the files that you are backing up, rather
than a bunch of unrecognizable sync files that likely don't have all the files that you thought you "backed up".

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