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SOURCE: dropped a WD passport drive, now it won't load. HELP!

Unfortunately, these drives are not made to be dropped.

It sounds like it was damaged by the drop which could have rendered the read/write heads inoperable or mis-aligned.

Contact Western Digital for a warranty replacement.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: wd passport file customizing

If you open the Computer directory and identify the drive letter for the WD Passport drive, right-click on the drive folder and select properties. The properties tool for the drive will open showing several tabs. Select the Customize tab and you will see a heading for "use this folder type as a template" with a drop down menu. Here you can select different categories for the folder and apply it to subdirectories also by checking the box below. This should give the folders more of a vista look! If you want to personalize further and add your own images to the folder icons you can also do this here. If you don't select the apply to subdirectories option you can manually apply different styles to different folders in subdirectories. If you don't like the way things have turned out you can also restore the default settings.

Hope this answers your question.

Have fun

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Getting an old Dell Dimension to recognize a WD Passport

In the end, I assigned a different drive letter to the device and it worked.

There's a lot of info out there on how to assign a letter. Here's one link:

http://lifehacker.com/software/windows/change-windows-drive-letters-167525.php

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Help to backup full computer programs & docs with WD Passport 160

Try going to the "Computer" icon and look for the external drive. Open the ext. drive folder and look for the InstallSeagateManager icon, the Application one. Double-click on it and it will allow you to install the software to do a backup on your new computer. First thing you should see is the Language Selection screen. I think you can take it from there!

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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When i connect my WD passport 1TB USB 3.0 on my television or my car, we can't read it. But it's ok on the computer. What can we do ?


what sort of computer do you have? mac is generally non-compatible with mainstream equip. does the hdd show up at all on the tv? If it does but you cant see any files, try removing the files from any folders, do you have any more info you can post?

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Runs very slow,cant transfer filesfrom my passport onto my computer


Run WD's Data Lifeguard diagnostic utility on the drive... http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=203&sid=3&lang=en

If it shows bad sectors and you need your data back this guy can help you remotely... FreeDataRecovery.us

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How do I access what is on the passport? It does not show up when I click C:


As long as it is plugged in it will show in windows explore. Click on "my computer" or Start,computer. In the window it should show up as drive "D" if you have no recovery partition or drive "E", etc... it won't show under the "C" drive as it isn't part of it.

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All my music that was on my wd are gone when i plug in my wd it doesn't show anything


Connect the WD Passport to a different computer, to see if YOUR computer is the problem.

If that does not help, any external disk-drive has two major components, inside the enclosure:
* disk-drive
* USB-to-disk-drive adapter

Open the case, and disconnect the disk-drive from the adapter, and remove the disk-drive. Connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if the files can be "directly" read from the disk-drive.

Oct 10, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

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Its a western digital WD passport 750GB portable drive and its not showing up on my computer. I can see the blue light and feel it running but not registering on the laptop or desktop


Usually what has happened here is the usb interface has failed. The little hard drive with all your data is perfectly fine but the interface can no longer talk to the computer.

There are a couple of fixes. One is to send it in to WD who may or may not preserve your data. You can buy another passport and take the drive out and put it into the new drives enclosure. And third which is the way I've been fixing these is to go buy a usb drive enclosure. These start at $15 and up. Then you just take the drive out of your passport, plug it into the enclosure and you are back up and running.

This type of failure is common to all manufacturers.

The enclosure swap is something you can do yourself. The hardest bit is actually opening the case on the passport. Any computer shop should be able to do it for about $40 or less.

Sep 29, 2010 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

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How to use a WD Passport


use the USB connector that connects one end to your computer and the other to the WD passport, If your using windows or a MAC it should automatically give you a pop up, or you may have to go into my computer to see the drive.

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Wd passport file customizing


If you open the Computer directory and identify the drive letter for the WD Passport drive, right-click on the drive folder and select properties. The properties tool for the drive will open showing several tabs. Select the Customize tab and you will see a heading for "use this folder type as a template" with a drop down menu. Here you can select different categories for the folder and apply it to subdirectories also by checking the box below. This should give the folders more of a vista look! If you want to personalize further and add your own images to the folder icons you can also do this here. If you don't select the apply to subdirectories option you can manually apply different styles to different folders in subdirectories. If you don't like the way things have turned out you can also restore the default settings.

Hope this answers your question.

Have fun

Dec 06, 2008 | Western Digital Computers & Internet

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Can I use my passport essential 2.0 to backup my work computer as well as my home computer?


You can use your WD Passport to sychronize data on multiple computers, you just need to set up the other computer name (e.g. "Work computer")using the software.

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".

Aug 03, 2008 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

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