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How do I reset my WD Passport external hard drive?

How do I reset my WD Passport external hard drive?

How to Reset a WD Drive

  1. Leave the drive turned on but unplug it from your computer.
  2. Turn around the drive and locate the “Reset” button on the back panel of the unit.
  3. Unbend the leg of a paperclip and insert it into the hole until you depress the reset button and the paperclip won’t go any further.
  4. Warning.

How do I download pictures onto my passport?

Click on the Passport folder you wish to transfer the photos to, or right-click a blank area and select “New,” then “Folder” to create a new folder. Right-click a blank space within the folder and select “Paste” from the context menu. This transfers the photos onto your Passport.

Does WD My Passport work with Mac?

The My Passport™ for Mac drive is trusted, portable storage that perfectly complements your on-the-go lifestyle. Compatible with USB-C™ and USB-A, the My Passport for Mac drive comes equipped to connect with today’s latest technology.

How do I transfer files from my Mac to my passport?

  1. Connect the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer.
  2. Double-click the “Passport” icon on your desktop to open a folder associated with the external hard drive.
  3. Copy files and folders into the Passport’s folder to copy them onto the hard drive.

How do you set up a passport?

To set up a Passport, click the Start button and choose Control Panel. The Control Panel dialog box opens. (Alternatively, you can set up a Passport in your browser: Type in the Address bar and press Enter.)

How do you open a passport hard drive?

To open up your external Hard drive: 1. Turn the My Passport external drive right side up. 2. Get the a plastic credit card like prying tool and carefully get it into the grooves of the drive.

How do I unlock my WD passport?

1 Answer. Re: How unlock the wd my passport. Power down your computer. Remove the screws on the rear of the case and remove the side panel. Place the jumper on the back of the hard drive to the “write-enabled” position. Consult your drive manual if unsure of how to do this for your specific Western Digital drive model.

How do I Fix my WD passport?

Fix 1: Run First Aid to repair the unmounted WD My Passport. Disk Utility’s First Aid is a drive diagnostic which can be used to test for defects or problems on a mac. Step 1: Go to Disk Utility (found in the Applications > Utilities folder). Step 2: Select the unmounted WD My Passport for Mac in Disk Utility.