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External hard drive full, want to erase and start over.

While the external hard drive is connected to the computer, click on my computer. Find the icon related to your external hard drive. Use the right button of the mouse to bring up the context menu and select format. This will erase your hard drive. BE sure that you really want to lose all the files on the external harddrive. They would be difficult if not impossible to restore.

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Unit downloaded fine ad the did the back up of the drive fine.started the updates and the firmware stopped and then the drive locked up how to access the drive again after reboot nothing shows G: F:

  1. To restore the Western Digital icon to the drive letter for the external drive in "My Computer".
  2. Please go to the Western Digital Download Library and download the WD Logo Icon which has a file name of External when you download it.
  3. Save the file to your desktop and use a file compression software like Winzip to extract the files inside the .zip file to your desktop. When it's unzipped, it will create a folder named "ExternalIcon" on your desktop.
  4. Double-click on the ExternalIcon folder. It will open a Windows Explorer showing a folder named, Autorun, and a file named, Autorun.inf.Double-click on My Computer and it will open.
  5. Double-click on the driver letter that represents the Western Digital drive you want the icon on and it will open.
  6. Highlight the Autorun folder and the Autorun.inf file. Right-click on them, and left-click on Cut when the Menu appears.
  7. Right-click in the open space of the drive that you opened in the new Explorer window, and then left-click on Paste.
  8. Close both Explorer windows, safely remove the external hard drive by using the Safely Remove icon in the system tray, shut down the computer, and unplug the external drive from the computer.
  9. After you reboot into Windows, reconnect the external drive to the computer again, and the Western Digital Icon should now be displayed with the drive letter in My Computer.

If these steps do not correct the problem, you will need to re-format your External Hard Drive ***WARNING*** FORMATTING A HARD DRIVE WILL ERASE, YOU WILL LOSE, ALL DATA

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I have wd external drive when i put usb on i cant see it on my compitur

try using it on other computer .If it is ok there then u have to restore ur system to back date .

Jan 16, 2011 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

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Can you tell me how to reformat my WD Elements external drive for use with a Mac? Thank you

You can use a pc formatted drive with a mac but to format it as a mac drive go to applications then into utilities then go disk utility. Once opened in the left hand side choose your hard drive on the right hand side you will see buttons "First Aid", "Erase", "RAID and "Restore". Click on Erase under volume format choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled) then name your hard drive and then click the erase button down below the name box. Hope this helps

Jul 06, 2010 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

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Cant use my external HD

yes you need the cd. you will have to go to western digital support and get the cd

Dec 27, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

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My Mac will not store data on my wd external hard-drive

Take it back to where you bought it, and get a replacement,
or at least get them to demonstrate that it _does_ work, when connected to a Mac computer (not a Windows computer).

Dec 26, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

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I need general info on using an external hard drive. My computer is full and I'm unsure if I should replace the computer or start moving thing to the external hard drive. Also, I keep getting a message...

The drive will be assigned a letter. Find it in my computer. You can right click on any file and select send to and send it to the external drive. Basically you now have a backup of that file. Now you can delete the origional off the main hard drive and just read the file from the external drive. As far as the icons right click and select find target. That will show you were the file is and you can delete it.

Nov 22, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

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I'm running Windows XP professional. Have plugged in my Lacie d2 Quadra (500 GB). Device manager shows that it is working properly, but it is not initialized and it doesn't show up on my windows...

log onto d computer as administrator
start->my computer->manag
3.under storage->disk management
4.ef intialize ndcovert disk wizard appers click next ef not skip to step 8
5.on d selct to disk intialize page click next
6.on d select to disk covert page click next
7.on completing dhese two click finish
8.right click u r external drive nd click format d format dialog box type d name for u r external hard drive nd then click ok ok again

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I lost all my data

it cant go by itself noway, only a human who knows how to delete files can. I am sure someone who hates you did it. do you have any enemies?

Mar 13, 2009 | Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320...

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Hi, I lost user manual, need to restore files back to computer.

Provided that you can find your external drive using My Computer feature, double click on that drive icon and search the drive for the files you wish to put on the computer drive (C drive). If you right click the file or folder on the Maxtor external drive and then choose copy, you can go to the folder on the C drive that you want to paste them into, select it and then right click the folder icon and choose paste to put them into the folder. To make the process quicker, you might choose to paste all files and/or files from the Maxtor drive onto the computer desktop and then move them around later.

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