Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive
I Have a 250 gig western digital hard drive and cannot delete straight form it i have to move to desktop then delete. Which makes the whole procces take longer when dealing with larger files.
HOW TO BYPASS THE CRAPPY SOFTWARE
1. Install WD Smartware and update it.
2. Run Virtual CD (VCD) Manager at http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/updates/?family=wdsmartwareutilities
to remove the virtual CD drive.
3. Use Control Panel add/remove programs to uninstall WD Smartware.
4. Everytime When you plug the hard drive in Windows will come up with the look for drivers window hit 'Cancel'
5. Now use it as an ordinary hard drive!
Posted on Nov 23, 2009
Hi, I am new but I had the same question about 16 hours ago. i bought my WD PassPort and when i backed up my computer i realized that i did not want some files to be backed up and noticed that i could not delete them. That angered me. After doing much research i found this sight and read the help provided. But what I had figured out my self is this, these external hard drives are not only meant to back up your computer but can also be used for a mass storage device (like a USB Drive). The program that you download upon plugging your WD drive into your computer is just for backing up your computer and retrieving the files if your computer crashes. So when you plug your drive into your new computer after your old one crashed and click retrieve to original place, it is like your computer never crashed. other then that if you want to just load files or folders on to the drive and be able to add & delete all you have to do is the same thing you would do when you use a Flash drive (USB Drive).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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