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Auto Play My external runs Auto Play and finds multiple files and wants to know what to do with them. I store music and game files that are called upon from programs on Windows on internal HD. This auto play comes up at any given moment. Is there a way to disable autoplay in the registry?

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Re: Auto Play

With the drive plugged in, go to My Computer, and right click on your drive. Select Properties from the menu, and click on the Autoplay tab. Click on the "Select Action to Perform..." and select "Take No Action" from the menu. That should stop Windows from ever asking you what to do with the drive in the future.

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External hard drive won't show files

If it behaves like this for multiple computers with multiple operating systems, I would think that the problem is with the hard drive or with how the files were stored. I would recommend trying a free recovery utility:

If this does not work, there are professionals who can do this service for you however it is generally expensive.
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I bought this because the Apple store recommended it so that I could store a music collection off of my MacBook. What is the best way to do that so that I can free up space on my hard drive and still have...

The "BEST" way to use any "external" device is to create one MORE copy of all your important files. If your MacBook dies, you have a copy of your files.
Or, if the external device dies, your MacBook still has a copy of your files. Safe!

The "WORST" way would be to copy your files to it *AND* delete the files from your Macbook,
and then to have the external device "die", killing the ONLY copy of your files. Ouch!

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Computer tells me "WDDM service not running"

If you want to back up files on to your external hard drive, you don't need the wddm program. Microsoft Windows usualy comes with a back up program. just open up the windows help and search for back up. and open the back up your files option and then click the link that says click to open backup and restore center. Follow the on screen instrucions and save the files to your external drive. I have an external drive, and I recomend that you do not back up yor files. This is only usefull for saved games. backing up music and movies takes to long. What I do is move all of my music and video files over to the external drive and I can acess them drictly from the drive itself. you can't do that if you back the files up, the files end up being commpressed into a zip file of some sort that says backup drive. when I installed my external drive, it was given a drive letter. I open up my computer and itsays My Book - with drive letter G. I click on it like it is a regular drive and I can save stuff to it. I save my videos to this drive and can watch them at any time. If you want to back up files I recomend unchecking the back up music and video options and saving music and vide files in the manor that I mentioned earlier. Then back up all other files and it will get done much quicker as these files usually are not near as big as music and video files are. So you can ignore the error message and be carefull not to download any updates for these drives. I did this and the drive came up with an error message that told me that my new drive was defective and needed to be replaced. I was angry so I took it back to the store, and replaced the broken drive for the same one. I will never again install any updates for my external hard drive. the error message said something about having no drivers, but the help info for the drive said that the drivers are automatically installed for all windows opperating machines. once again I urge all people with the western digital My Book essential and simmilar drives - stay away from those bad update files!

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How can I uninstall WD and restore my computer to its original Pt

sounds like you have moved Itunes and your music on to the WD hard drive,

auto run for WD should be on the external already preloaded,
so plug in the drive and find your files,then copy them back on to your computer,
Update your antiviruss protection to the latest definitions
Next do a viruss scan and check for any virusses,etc
Updates on your computer also change settings so theres another thing to take into consideration,also have your added and new softwares lately?

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Auto Play

* Click Start
* Click Run
Group Policy mmc will popup. On left panel:
* Double-click Computer Configuration to open submenu
* Double-click Administrative Templates to open submenu
* Double-click System to open submenu
* Double-click Turn autoplay off option which will be near the bottom of the list in the right panel.
The default is the Not configured. Set it to Enabled."

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How to use my external hardrive

You don't mention which OS you're using, so I'll assume Windows of some sort.
When you install your drive, it will appear as a letter in the list under My Computer, just like the root drive (C:)
You can move pictures, music and other document files to and from it just as you would move them within your root directory, by selecting and dragging or using menu commands. You can't, however move programs around in the same way. Instead, they must be installed onto the drive from which they will operate. During installation, there are links established between these applications and other files (like drivers) that are implanted into the windows system folders. If you move the program folders around it's likely you'll break some of these links and the parts won't be able to find each other when you try to run the program. As a result the application will hang. Same applies to games.
You'll want to do some research about partitioning your new drive before you launch into the set up. Think about you intended use, what you're going to store there, how much space you'll need for each item, for future growth, etc. You may want to separate backups, music, pictures, applications, temp files, and so forth. Make some logical distinctions. Then plan your partitions.
Here's a great primer to get you started:
And another account by a company that makes great backup imaging software:
Finally, if you are on Windows, be aware that Microsoft's web site has a vast array of resources available to you to guide you in the feeding and care of your system.
I hope this will lead you in the right direction...if there's anything more you need please don't hesitate to ask.

And if you've found this post helpful, please take a second to rate it. Thanks!

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It is just like any other disc drive. You can set up folders to store your music. You can store music, files, videos, whatever you'd like.
It should be assigned a drive letter like d: e: or f: You can simply copy your music files to it.

Be more specific as to to how you are trying to use the Simpletech drive to store music.

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Try to get the drive detected on a different computer and if it does the same then try to connect to a mac computer it will be detected then make a backup of the data and reformat the drive. it will be fine, this is a very common issue with flashdrives and external hdd.
try and let me know.

second solution is run a scandisk on this drive letter detected by windows then try doing the same step said above.


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Saving my music

Windows media player is probably right because you have moved the music to another location. You might need to rebuild the library.

Use Windows Explorer to check that the music is on the new drive.

Can I also recommend downloading Winamp to play your music, It's free, sounds better and doesn't spy on you!

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