WD MY PASSPORT INSTALLATION

WD MY PASSPORT INSTALLATION

You have to install WD My Passport device and then start using it. Make use of the procedure given here to install it successfully.

HOW TO INSTALL WD MY PASSPORT DRIVER

  • Check if your system is turned on. Else, switch it on.
  • Make use of the USB cable provided by the manufacturer to connect the WD My Passport device and the computer.
  • You can also make use of a FireWire 800-400 cable to connect them.
  • Once the drive is recognized, the installation will begin automatically.
  • Wait until the drivers are installed and then navigate to My Computer.
  • The WD My Passport will be listed as a drive there.
  • You can now start storing any types of file in your drive.

HOW TO UPDATE WD MY PASSPORT DRIVER

  • Before upgrading the firmware, check if you have downloaded the update file to your system.
  • Unzip the downloaded file and make sure it is in the MyPassportWireless_x.bin.
  • Save the file you have unzipped to your desktop.
  • Connect the My Passport device and the computer to the same wireless network.
  • Launch the My Cloud Dashboard User Interface on your computer.
  • Navigate to the Firmware tab and select the Update From File option available under the Manual Update section.
  • Choose the firmware file from your desktop and tap OK in the Upgrade Confirmation screen.

How To Set Password On Western Digital My Passport

To set up a password or security key on Western Digital My Passport, follow the instructions given below.

  • Launch the WD My Passport wizard on your Windows system from the Explorer section.
  • To begin the configuration process, double-click the WD apps Setup.exe file from the expanded file list.
  • Click Next on the Setup wizard Welcome screen.
  • To accept the end-user license, click the Next button, and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • After the installation, click the Finish button.
  • After that, double-click the WD Security shortcut icon, and check mark the box beside the I Understand option.
  • Enter the current password of your WD My Password in the given field.
  • Once you logged in successfully into the current Windows user account, make sure to uncheck the Enable Auto Unlock for User option to disable it
  • Click the Save Security Settings option to save the current password.
  • If you wish to change the password or security key of your WD drive, then click the Change Password button, and create the new strong password.
  • After that, click the Update Security Settings option to save the options.

How To Use Western Digital My Passport Wireless Windows

To know how to use the Western Digital My Passport wirelessly on your Windows system, perform the guided instructions given below.

  • Connect your WD My Passport device to the Windows system using a USB cable.
  • Now a pop-up menu will appear on the Windows screen saying, ‘Tap to choose what happens with removable drivers.’
  • Launch the This PC window on your Windows system, select the WD My Passport in the Devices & Drives section, and double-click it.
  • Double-click the My Stuff option to expand it and check if the folder contains all sub-files.
  • Now, unplug the USB cable from the Windows system.
  • Connect the WD My Passport drive to your Windows system over a wireless network.
  • Long press the Power button on the WD My Passport drive.
  • As soon as the My Passport drive to boot up, the wireless light starts to flash.
  • Now, on your Windows system, look for your My Passport wireless network, and select it.
  • Wait for your Windows system to connect to the My Passport wireless network.
  • After that, go to the Explorer window, click the Network option and double-click MyPASSPORT in the Computer section.
  • Click the Public tab, select the My Stuff option and check if the folder contains all information related to your WD My Passport.
  • To change advanced settings, go to the official site of the Western Digital My Passport drive and make the required changes.

How to format western digital my passport for mac

Perform the following instructions to format the Western Digital My Passport drive on your Mac.

  • First, you need to establish a connection between the Western Digital My Passport drive and the Mac computer.
  • Ensure that your Mac computer detects your Western Digital My Passport drive.
  • Select the Finder option to view the Finder window and then click the Go button.
  • Select the Utilities option, choose the Application option on the left panel of the screen, and click the Disk Utility option on the main panel.
  • Now, you will see the Disk Utility window on the screen. Select your Western Digital My Passport drive on the left side of the screen.
  • Click the Erase icon at the top of the screen to open the Erase dialog box.
  • Choose either the MS-DOS (FAT) or ex-FAT option in the Volume Format field. It is recommended to select the ex-FAT option. Click the Erase button again.
  • It will delete all the details from your Western Digital My Passport drive.
  • Do not use any third-party software to format the Western Digital My Passport drive on your Mac.

How To Use Western Digital My Passport For Mac

To use the Western Digital My Passport for your Mac device, follow the instructions given below.

  • You can use the Disk Utility option to format the WD My Passport for your Mac device.
  • Insert the WD drive into the USB port of your Mac device.
  • As soon as you insert the flash drive into the Mac, its icon will appear on the screen.
  • Double-click the Utilities folder on your Mac device to expand it.
  • You can find the Utility folder in the Applications section.
  • Now, double-tap the Disk utility option, select your flash drive and tap the Erase tab.
  • Select the MS-DOS (FAT) option in the Format drop-down menu and tap the Erase button.
  • Wait for the reformat process to complete.
  • After that, choose your flash drive, then tap the Get Info option.
  • Once the format is done, your WD drive is ready for use.

How to unlock western digital my passport

  • You need to format the Western Digital My Passport drive to unlock the password. But, it will delete all the data.
  • After formatting, you need to reconfigure the settings.
  • So, it is better to follow the steps below to unlock Western Digital My Passport.
  • Use a backup software tool like a WD SmartWare to unlock your Western Digital My Passport drive.
  • Open the WD SmartWare tool and then select the Settings option.
  • Click the Drive Settings and enter the current password in the specified field.Now, select Remove Security.

Erase using third-party software

  • First, using SATA port connect the WD My password on the Windows 7 computer.
  • Now, download and install the AOMEI Partition Assistant and select SSD Secure Erase Wizard by clicking All Tools.
  • Select the disk that you want to erase and then tap Next.
  • Check for the SSD identification information so that a wrong SSD will not be erased.
  • Now, the SSD screen will remain hung.

How to delete wd my passport external hard drive

  • Erase with WD drive utilities.
  • First, make sure that you have connected WD My passport to the computer.
  • Now, proceed to download, and then do the installation and then open WD drive utilities.
  • Right-click the downloaded file and select Run.
  • Once the Drive Utility has started its process, tap the Drive Erase option.
  • Make sure that the I Understand box is checked and go through the warning message.
  • Start to erase by clicking the Erase Drive button.
  • The information will be shown regarding the completion of the process and now safely unplug the WD my passport drive.

How to change password on western digital my passport

Proceed with the following instructions to change the password on Western Digital My Passport drive.

  • Open the WD Security Utility and then type the current password.
  • Click the Change Password button.
  • Now, enter your desired password.
  • After configuring the password settings, click the Update Security Settings option for confirmation.

Next, perform a hot swap

  • Open the back cover of the system, and you can find the SSD erased.
  • Now disconnect the power cable and the SATA cable from SSD.
  • After some time, reconnect the SATA cable and the power cable to complete the hot swap.
  • To begin with the SSD Secure Erase, tap Next.
  • Tap Finish once the erasing process is done and make sure that the WD My passport drive is removed.

western digital my passport not recognized

  • First, connect the external drive to the computer.
  • Then, tap the Start button, and type devmgmt.msc and then click Enter to proceed.
  • This will open the Device Manager, make sure that you find the yellow mark.
  • Double click the Disk drives.
  • Now, below that, you can find the external hard drive.

wd my passport driver windows 10 not recognized

  • First, launch Western digital and download the updated file.
  • Verify whether you have connected the drive to the rear of the computer with the cable that was attached along with the drive package.
  • You can find the compressed document and make sure that you create a new folder.Make sure to uncompress the new files there.
  • Ensure that you run the update, and Windows 10 will start working.
  • Now, the Windows will detect the external drive present and let you know if there is a problem.

Wd My Passport Light On But Not Spinning

To resolve the WD My Passport not spinning issue, perform the basic troubleshooting instructions given below.

  • Initially, try to restart your computer after disconnecting the WD My Passport drive from it.
  • After that, connect the USB cable to the computer’s USB port, and check if the issue is resolved.
  • If the WD My Passport light not spinning issue remains unresolved, then go to the Disk Utility section on your system, and verify whether the WD My Passport drive is displayed.
  • If so, your WD My Passport drive is corrupted, and it needs to be formatted.If the issue persists, then contact the WD technical support to fix the issue.
Wd My Passport Light On But Not Spinning

Wd Passport Light On But Not Working

  • To resolve the WD Passport not working issue, follow the troubleshooting instructions given below.
  • Check if there is any defect in the USB cable that used for the connecting the WD Passport to the computer.
  • If so, replace it with a new one.
  • After that, check if the WD Passport is working.
  • If not, check if your WD Passport is infected by virus or malware.
  • If so, remove it from using the anti-virus software or CMD prompt.
  • To remove the virus or malware using the CMD prompt, read and proceed with the instructions given below.
  • Launch the CMD prompt on your system, type D:, and press the Enter key on your system keyboard.
  • After that, type the attrib command in the CMD prompt screen followed by attrib -r -a -s -h.
  • Press the Enter key on your Windows control panel.
  • Now, type del autorun.inf and tap the Enter button.
  • Now, check if the WD Passport not working issue is resolved.
  • If not, enable the USB Root Hub on your Windows system to make your WD Passport drive recognizable.
  • Click the Start menu on your Windows system to begin the process.
  • Click anywhere in the search field, type the devmgmt.msc command and tap the Enter button.
  • Now the Device Manager window will appear on the Windows screen.
  • Choose the ‘Expand Universal Serial Bus Controller’ option.
  • After that, select & right-click om the USB Root hub, choose the Properties option in the menu list, and click the Power Management tab.
  • Check if the ‘Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power’ option is checked.
  • If not, select it and click the OK button.
  • Now, check if the issue is resolved.
  • If WD Passport not working issue remains unresolved, contact the WD technical support team to fix the issue.

Western Digital My Passport Slow Transfer Speed

To speed up the Western Digital My Passport, download & install the Remo MORE software on your Windows system.

  • Launch the Remo MORE software on your system to begin the troubleshooting process.
  • Using a USB cable, connect your WD My Passport to your computer.
  • Now, click the Manage option on the Remo MORE software application.
  • Select the Drive Defrag option and choose your WD drive when prompted.
  • Now, the Remo MORE software will start analyzing your WD My Passport drive.
  • On the next page, you will be prompted to select the Type of Fragmentation option.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once it is done, the Remo MORE software will analyze your drive for more time.
  • Now, check the speed of your WD My Passport drive.
  • If the issue remains unresolved, then contact the WD technical support to fix it.