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My wd passport permission changed

My wd passport suddenly changed it's permission to read only. i have been able to read & write on my passport until my computer suddenly shutdown. Now it is saying that I can only read. How can I fix this?

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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.

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SOURCE: My PC is not recognizing my WD Passport 120GB USB external drive.

I had the same issue. Its not a power issue because it shows up in device manager. Heres what I did.

Right-click on my computer and click Manage>Disk Management

Your drive should show up there. Right-click on it. If explore is not grayed out, assign a drive letter to it and you should then be bale to see it in my computer.

In my case explore was grayed out. I had to click on the option to format the drive. After re-formatting the passport explore was available. I then assigned a drive letter to it and I have access again.

I guess somehow using it on multiple computers srcewed up the file-system on it. I was using it between windows and linux.

This fixed my problem.

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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

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go into my computer it should be there

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