20 Most Recent Western Digital Passport 320GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Questions & Answers


1. My Computer
2. Right click on WD SMART WARE
- Click on "Explore" or "Open"

and then double click on "Unlock.exe"
and input incorrect passwords until you get an error stating to remove your hard-drive.
then open up the "WD SMARTware" program
and it will ask you if you would like to re-format the drive. ;D this will format this drive all data will be lost
or is this your primary hard drive or just a hard drive used for storage You could try this software it sounds pretty good although I have not used it so I am unable to direct you on how but it reads as though it has a password reset tool as well as windows password cleaner and a blank the password utility on any user that has a valid account on windows system and many other tools you might find helpful http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.
Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.

Data Recovery - Recover your lost data
Available in Live CD to run offline
Recover accidentally deleted files in your hard drive
Recover data from RAW Drive(partition table or file system is damaged)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "
USB Memory Drives"

Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive
Available in Live CD to run offline
Available to run on Windows
Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 (Windows Editition)
For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc.
Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards
, "USB Memory Drives"

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.
Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives

Hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 01, 2018


1st dismantle the hdd and change sata to usb adapter. Get cheap on ebay. Certainly, most wd makes hdd motherboard with usb straight away, but still worth to try. BUT, before all check if your pc usb is working, check with mouse or smth. If so, then try change cable. After cable try dismantle that hdd and change mentioned adapter. If none of these work, you then have a lesson, never western digital, seagate only1

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 18, 2018


I think the last time you used it you did not Removed it Safely. Please seek help on where you purchased that HD.

Western Digital... | Answered on May 22, 2017


contact your immigration department direct by phone and ask them

Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 25, 2016


try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use this data recovery software to recover your files.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 17, 2015


im not sure wht you want to do if you want to recover your data/files You could try this software it sounds pretty good although I have not used it so I am unable to direct you on how but it reads as though it has a recover data accidently deleted as well as windows password cleaner and a blank the password utility on any user that has a valid account on windows system and many other tools you might find helpful also listed other freeware recovery programs http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html Dr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free.
Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.

Data Recovery - Recover your lost data
Available in Live CD to run offline
Recover accidentally deleted files in your hard drive
Recover data from RAW Drive(partition table or file system is damaged)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "
USB Memory Drives"

Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive
Available in Live CD to run offline
Available to run on Windows
Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 (Windows Editition)
For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc.
Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks)
Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards
, "USB Memory Drives"

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.
Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista
Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives


http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_UnErase_d5284.html
What is gone is gone? Far from it! Avira UnErase recovers data that have been deleted from the hard drive - either accidentally or as a result of a virus infection, an uninstaller or defective software. The danger of important data being lost forever is averted with Avira UnErase.
The private, non-commercial use of Avira UnErase Personal is free
.



http://majorgeeks.com/FreeUndelete_d4407.html

FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista , XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help.
Supported file systems:
NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent overwriting the deleted files on the original media.





Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 19, 2014


Thats what happens when you use encryption on a hard drive.
Boy.... you muse have some secret stuff
Good Luck in Plymouth

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 01, 2014


There seems to be a solution but it involves loosing all your data. It involves removing the drive to another computer, formatting it and uninstalling then reinstalling the firmware. Any solutions I've read about remain the same.

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014


this problem occured for me once.
one of the best software that i have ever seen is "PC Tools File Recover"
you can download it freely from pctools.com
it have a powerful deep search for scanning and recovering lost or deleted files.

Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


I am sorry to say this but by the sound of it you have accidentally reformatted your drive. The only thing you could do at this point is to try to recover your lost data which I'm afraid my not be able to be recovered depending on if the drive is solid state or not and if it has encryption on it. My suggestion is to try and recover your data using a data recover tool such as helix.

I hope this has helped.

Thank you,
Norse

Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 05, 2014


Problem: Folders / files in USB flash drive got named with weird strange characters & those folder / files cannot be copied or deleted.

Reason: Virus infected

Solution:
1. Click on "Computer"
2. Right click on the drive that contains USB flash drive
3. Select "properties"
4. Click on "Tools"
5. Click on "Check Now"
6. Check disc options will appear on screen, put a tick mark in the box in front of Automatically fix file system errors
7. Tick mark in the box in front of Scan for & attempt recovery of bad sectors is not necessary.
8. Click on "Start"
9. Upon finishing of this task, screen will show message "Your device disc was successfully scanned" and bla bla. Close it.
10. After this process the undeletable folder in USB flash drive can be deleted by selecting it & deleting it. The contents of affected folders files cannot be recovered.

After lot of struggle I got this solution on my own by the grace of God.
Sure it will work for others too.

Thanks and regards Raju

Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 23, 2011


click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive F: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure you have full control in windows 7

click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
also
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F: / E: or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
Click permissions
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.


if you need more help with this post a reply

hope this helps you

Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 02, 2011


Hi motleyshue ,
What you can do is copying all the files to an other HD or drive after having recovered the data with a specific recovery software :

http://download.cnet.com/Recuva/3000-2242_4-10753287.html
or :

http://www.tenorshare.com/data-recoveryr.html

Your WD drive is probably defective and good for the recycing bin after these operations . Do not overwrite your existing data on it !


Best regards ,
fanaudi .

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 13, 2011

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