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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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  • tammy0026 Jan 19, 2009

    Hey - thanks for the help. That makes sense. I did buy 2 other WD passports that are just external drives, which I have no problem with. This last WD I purchased was the synchronize thing. Anyway thanks for your help.

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WARNING: Do not think that yourWD 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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You plug the drive into a usb port.... if it doesn't automatically pop up to allow you to access the drive... go to my computer (or computer on vista) and go in there... it should appear as another drive. double click and you are in the drive.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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