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Hi I used my Passport Essential 500GB almost a year. It's good and trouble free. However I connected it with my Desktop this morning and found the indication light was on but my desktop could not find it. I even explored it in disk management(WIN 7) but it couldn't be found. Please help since I have a lot of family photos and video in it! Vincent

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Hi,,

before which Operating system are you using..

i guess you need to install Western digital drivers for Windows 7

Thanks

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Removing all my data from wd my passport essential


You plug it in. Right click the drive on windows explorer, then select format. Perform a full format and your data should be gone.

Nov 02, 2012 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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My Passport Essential making clicking noise


it might be power or data trying to get a connection make sure all power and data leads are securely attached

if this fails you might have a dirty hard driver with the reader arm skipping across the platters on your hard drive


give the hard drive a firm tap on the side to free up the reader arm you might be able to get it going long enough to slvage your data or it might go for a longer time


or you might use the freeze hard drive
http://lifehacker.com/170257/macgyver-tip--save-your-hard-drive-in-the-freezer

hope this helps

Aug 15, 2012 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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INSTALLATION FOR WDBAAA500ABL-


i have Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GB USB - Blue but now shows 2 TB.and hard disk not shows my computer.i can see in device manager.have any solution about it.
plz if anyone help that really kind for me...
thanx

Jan 22, 2012 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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My passport 500gb external just stopped working. It froze up so I removed it and plugged it back in. When I plugged it back into my computer it starts spinning but then makes a click sound and stops.


The clicking sound is caused by the spindle inside the hardrive, because it was not removed properly. Just connect you external hardrive to your computer, if it makes the clicking sound again dont remove it yet, just restart your computer properly. In that way all the devices connected to the computer will be refreshed and properly shut down. If it is not detected still, unplug the haardrive then try another USB port. Recommended ports are at the back of the CPU if your using a desktop. These USB ports have higher voltage output that can power up all external hardrives properly.

Jan 13, 2011 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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I tried to format my 500gb WD passport essential with exfat using windows 7 for my mediastar pvr . Now neither pvr or windows 7 can see the harddrive


Windows 7 does _NOT_ support 'exfat' drives, as you have found out.
You can "format" the drive, to use 'FAT32' or 'NTFS' file-systems.

Dec 27, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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Not detected in xp


hi

go to WD site and get drivers for XP downlod and run that then try hopw fully it will work

May 25, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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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
Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GBfrom a week ago and i left the drve connected to the laptop and copying data from an old WD drive and after couple of hours i found an error appearing.......then i clecked okay and restarted the laptop and from then my
Western Digital My Passport Essential 500GBdoesn't appear in my computer drive list nor in the device manager.
i just cut my precious data from the other drive.

PLZ help

Mar 29, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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My computer will not recognize my 160GB WD My Passport Essential portable hard drive.


if you have any software that you installed with the drive try uninstalling it, i had the same trouble on my 500gb WD. after you have uninstalled the software, restart your computer and reconnect the drive. hopefully it will recognise the drive as it did with mine.

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