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Western Digital 500 Gig Essential wont show on my desktop osx I have tried all of the things suggested by WD - how can i get my data back ? HELP ! Steve

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Also check it on some other system, as per your data is concerned sometimes the card to which hard drive is attached does not work if this will be the case, then the hard drive is ok your data will be save

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I am using the passport essential 500gb on my macbook pro. I dont use time machine...i just backup files manually. I tried to transfer an item to the passport and it told me that it couldnt be moved...


i almost have the same problem, i bought the
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i just cut my precious data from the other drive.

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I have a 500GB my book essential edition external harddrive and i am only able to access 10GB of my space, please help


while you only have 10 gig of space "used?" take what you have off the drive and use the disk that came with your WD MYBook and reformat the drive into "2" drives..........Depending what OS (operating software) you are using some have a limitation to show the correct amount this is why I would suggest that you split the drive into sections or just reformat and see what you get

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Is it showing the 300gig in the properties? if yes then try to copy with command mode,If again its given problem then u need to backup your data and format the drive, then try copying.I think it will work.

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How do I get the files from the WD external (500 GB) to my computer


In this case the MOST effective way is to try some data recovery program to see if it can help rescue your data on your WD external.

Jul 24, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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250 gig WD EHD


try to right click on "My Computer"->Manage-> Disk Mng.
Then try to see if you can recognize you this disk.
maybe you just need to change the letter or format it.

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It's not a question of re-formating...It's a question of Partition...FAT32 does not allow files over 4gb to be stored...You have to convert the partition to NTFS..There are tools for that on the WD website....Try to do some research about the pros & Cons of NTFS..because you wont be able to go back to FAT32 without formating....

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