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Erasing a passport 120Gb external usb2 .0 drive

Want to erase ALL data on my wd1200U017 passport ext drive so that I can sell it without any private info on it

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I've forgot the password for my 500G western digital my passport. How can i unlock the hard drive without formatting it? I still want the data in the drive because there are very important data in my...


my dear ! I'm really happy cuz i hv done it in just 4 to 8 minutes !!
I'm so happy to tell u that ! u should just update ur wd device system system >>>

You can format your Western Digital drive .first you connect your drive with the computer. Now when the drive prompts you for the password then you enter any wrong password five times. Then you will be prompted to erase the existing drive. If it doesn't prompt to unlock the drive then access the Western Digital smart ware Cd and in the unlocker button double click it.I hope this if you follow this solution your problem is over.

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