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All Rights Reserved. Aug 31, 2013 #11 hfsdude007 TS Rookie Topic Starter I am glad to hear some of you recommend removing the HDD from the enclosure. However, it is required to register the drive in order to download any restricted software. Click here to join today! this content

Answer ID 3865: How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows and macOS. Important: Reformatting the drive will erase the pre-loaded software, if it is not possible to WDC Support Downloads Knowledge Base Product Registration Warranty Services Contact Ask a Question Contact Support Feedback Other Sites MyCloud.com Online Learning Center CONNECT WD Blog © 2017 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Do not disconnect power while the utility is running. Aug 31, 2013 #1 cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,893 +3,096 I'm still confused. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=3868

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The case electronics do frequently go bad. Cloud services may be changed, interrupted, or terminated at any time. explorer I can see the drive using Disk Management - It is in ONLINE mode. Anything you do to try and rectify the situation, can make matters worse.

This could happen if you unplugged the drive without first using the "Safely Remove Hardware" option. http://www.digit-life.com/articles/ntfs/ ntfs #2 pugh, Oct 16, 2008 pugh Senior member Joined: Sep 8, 2000 Messages: 725 Likes Received: 0 Oh btw, it might take a long time depening on the I bet that even though it's online, it doesn't have the NTFS file system or a drive letter.... Western Digital Low Level Format Tool I understand that I will not be able to use the full 2TB.

No, create an account now. Joe Home Categories FAQ/Guidelines Terms of Service Privacy Policy Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled Support Downloads Knowledge Base German Spanish Italian French Welcome to the WDLabs Community Forums Stay logged in Sign up now! https://www.wdc.com/products/wd-recertified/my-book.html It's best to use the WD Quick Formatter utility and select the Compatibility check box from the XP machine.

Would think WD should give this some serious thought.  I've put more time trying to solve this. Wd Quick Formatter For Windows 10 And if you ever have any file >4GB (which is VERY common today), you won't know until it is too late that you got only part of it. #5 postmortemIA, i've heard the rumor that one of the ends is for data and the other is for power, yielding faster operation... The copious amount of data on the drive is also why I can not just simply format the drive to change the file system.

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In the lower right pane contains a graphical list of all available drives or devices. If the system is running Mac OSX, follow the instructions under the first choice below. Format Wd Passport For Mac More info in this Wikipedia article:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS rojasjorge98, Jun 6, 2010 #2 pavstaaaa Thread Starter Joined: Mar 4, 2010 Messages: 82 rojasjorge98 said: ↑ NTFS is compatible with Windows 7. How To Erase Wd My Passport External Hard Drive Could be a Windows 7 problem  as the thing did work ok when I ran it from my old PC using XP.

Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums TechSpot Core Storage Today's Posts 2TB Western Digital external hard drive Raw toNTFS Byhfsdude007 · 12 replies Aug 31, 2013 Post New Reply Good afternoon, I http://simplecoverage.org/western-digital/western-digital-my-book-home-edition.php I have a 2TB external hard drive that is more than 90% full. TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. All my lower Capacith storage work just fine. How To Reformat Western Digital External Hard Drive For Mac

Sep 1, 2013 #13 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Western Digital intros 4TB external hard drive Jun 9, 2009 Western Digital Joe_S 2011-11-09 21:20:01 UTC #4 Try a Linux Live CD and see if you can access it that way. I got a 1.5tb Mybook coming at the end of the month. #3 pugh, Oct 16, 2008 taltamir Lifer Joined: Mar 21, 2004 Messages: 13,575 Likes Received: 0 I used have a peek at these guys Massive Capacity With up to 8TB of capacity, you'll have all the room to keep your favorite photos, videos, music and important files.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Hardware Unboxed Google+ Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones Wd External Drive Format Failed I always long format my USB drives before I use them for the first time. #8 VirtualLarry, Oct 17, 2008 taltamir Lifer Joined: Mar 21, 2004 Messages: 13,575 Likes Received: Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

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Aug 31, 2013 #5 hfsdude007 TS Rookie Topic Starter I considered taking the unit to Geek Squad, but from what I hear, that can get a little costly. WDC Support Downloads Knowledge Base Product Registration Warranty Services Contact Ask a Question Contact Support Feedback Other Sites MyCloud.com Online Learning Center CONNECT WD Blog © 2017 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Make sure that the File System is set to NTFS. Wd Quick Formatter For Windows 7 ThePizzaMatrix 2011-11-09 22:25:39 UTC #7 Read my first post.

Make sure, that if you have data on the drive, back it up before proceeding. flavallee replied Mar 17, 2017 at 5:06 PM Windows 10 App Remover flavallee replied Mar 17, 2017 at 5:03 PM When installing Realtek my... Thanks Awopero 2011-11-08 17:29:39 UTC #2 Hi, Can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management screen?  ThePizzaMatrix 2011-11-09 17:01:52 UTC #3 Bad news, if you jumped from XP to W7 check my blog It used to show up in 'my computer" as My Book (E:) but now it's only showing up as "Local Disk (E:) and when I double click it I get a

I am unable access any of the files . For example, using a 500 GB hard drive and it's desired to split the drive into two partitions, type in 250000 (for 250 GB's) in the Partition size in MB area. Return to WDC.com WD Community Contact Us English Product Support My CloudMy BookMy PassportWD Elements & WD TVInternal DrivesWDLabsLegacy & Other Products Downloads WD Software Product Firmware Product Downloads Warranty & Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

i want to format this drive and would like to know which to use NTFS or FAT32? Please see Answer ID 3865: How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows and macOS for more information. When the application is started, the WD Quick Formatter's welcome Your best option would be to contact a data recovery center, that is if you data truly cannot be lost. i've heard the rumor that one of the ends is for data and the other is for power, yielding faster operation...

Click on Next. Aug 31, 2013 #10 tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,412 +109 When you first got this unit what was the file system on it their already? Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.