Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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I have a My Book of 1TB data storage but i can't remember the model. Anyway after the autoplay in the PC has finished i can't open the book, and the folder icon of it ( Windows XP) has some sort of dots in it. What does that mean and if you could help me please do.

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There probably is a virus on your machine. Try using a trusted antivirus to scan your machine. In the meantime, you could access your drive by following these steps:
1. Open My Computer. Take note of the drive letter that has been allocated to your Western Digital Drive e.g E.
2. Press Windows + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialogue. In the run dialogue type in your drive letter followed by a colon and and back slash e.g E:\ and press enter. This will open the root folder in your Western Digital Drive.
Hope this helps.

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This means you need to have the software then LOGIN to open view and edit any content within the drive. You must login to the USB drive to see or do anything.

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