Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive
You can use your WD Passport to sychronize data on multiple computers, you just need to set up the other computer name (e.g. "Work computer")using the software.
WARNING: Do not think that theyourWD Passport, using the WD Sync software, is a
backup drive; it is NOT !
As per the documentation with this device:
"synchronization software is intended to synchronize the data from a
computer to the drive (WD Passport) and SHOULD NOT be used as backup
software. To use this software properly, we advise that you do not wipe or
erase the data from the internal hard drive (computer) and resynchronize, as
this will cause the data that WD Sync stored to the Passport to be deleted."
This is why you are hearing so many people saying that they are deleting the
WD Sync software, reformatting, and using the WC Passport as a true backup
drive where you can actually see the files that you are backing up, rather
than a bunch of unrecognizable sync files that likely don't have all the files that you thought you "backed up".
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You can use it as storage if you would like. You can also delete files once they are put on the passport. When it is connected to the computer open my computer and it will be listed there. You can use it as storage by copying files into this way rather than syncing it. Syncing it could cause you to lose files.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 27, 2013 | Western Digital 1TB My Passport Essential...
Feb 07, 2012 | Western Digital My Passport Essential SE...
Jun 27, 2011 | Western Digital My Passport Essential SE...
Jun 01, 2011 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...
Dec 27, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...
Jun 15, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...
Mar 30, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...
Mar 29, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...
Apr 29, 2009 | Western Digital Passport 320GB External...
Oct 24, 2008 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...
1,046 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: