Question about Western Digital Wd My Book Essential 2tb External Hard Drive Dual Usb 3.0 Pc/mac
I stupidly set a password for my hard drive and now can't remember it. I have tried entering it in a few times and its now wanting me to permanently delete everything. Is there a way of cracking the code to retrieve my info?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1. Right click on My Computer > Manage;
2. On the new window click on Disk Management, on the right side, right click in the USB Volume and chose "Change Drive Letter and Path..."
3. In the new window click on "Add..." to assign a letter to your USb drive.
Posted on Jun 24, 2009
I believe this drive works with the Mionet program? If so, go to the Mionet website, and you should be able to get reminders, and/or reset the password.
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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Follow this link and download ATAPWD 1.2 to recover your password: http://win7dl.com/download/download+ATAPWD+1.2+Hard+Disk+Password+Utility.html
Posted on Nov 19, 2010
An external storage-device has four major components:
* the USB cable
* the power-adapter
* the disk-drive inside the enclosure
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.
One of these components has failed.
Try a different USB cable.
Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.
Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.
Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.
Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.
Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.
Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.
Note that W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program -- you can buy a new W.D. device, through the W.D. web-site, at a significant discount.
There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files. For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge" guarantee.
Posted on Nov 21, 2010
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