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WD 500 GB Passport Formatting error

My Western Digital passport 500 GB is recognized with all the directories, but when I try to open any file or copy it to my local machine it says that the "Drive is not formatted".

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You may have a FAT32/NTFS format problem between your wd500 and your pc. or differently formatted partitions. right click on their device letters on 'my computer' and look at 'properties'. should tell you how they're formatted and # of partitions, etc.
just a guess!
good luck!

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