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My computer will not recognize my 160GB WD My Passport Essential portable hard drive.

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If you have any software that you installed with the drive try uninstalling it, i had the same trouble on my 500gb WD. after you have uninstalled the software, restart your computer and reconnect the drive. hopefully it will recognise the drive as it did with mine.

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