Now to update, you have to connect your hard drive to a Windows 7 PC, download the new firmware from WD website and run it. But if you convert it to USB 2. The image below is using the built-in unzipping application in Windows — Using a 3rd party unzipping program may look different Copy all files and folders to the external hard drive. Gene Collins replied on July 2, In reply to HarithAl-Hinai’s post on May 28, After that, go to WD website and get the universal frimware updater.

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X contents from the WD external drive was removed, and would psasport to restore the most wd my passport usb device release of WD SmartWare software, please follow passport 0730 instructions below:.

windows 7 – My WD passport detected but not working – Super User

Now passport 0730 update, you have to connect your hard drive to a Windows 7 PC, download the new firmware from WD website and run it. JingdongGe replied on October 9, Does it show in device manager?

ReneeGreene passport 0730 on March 7, Open properties of the drive, go to hardware tab, passport 0730 will show 3 items in “device functions” Open the properties of the item with type “disk drives”, press “change settings” Go to “driver” tab, press “uninstall” to passport 0730 the driver Unplug the drive, plug it back Windows will behave like the drive is plugged for the first time and install the driver for it After those steps, I can read the drive normally. Hey, I had the simillar issue.

Shouldn’t need software to see a usb device. Lizzie — Aug 2, at By jsb, this should be the Downloads folder Copy all files and folders to your external drive.

Problem with WD Passport 0730 external hard

Right click, allocate it a name and a passport 0730 letter, then format. I made lots of research but no one has the exact solution.

Hi Everyone, I was able to figure out the problem on Windows passport 0730 and how to solve it. I fixed the problem by reinstalling the driver for the drive with the following passport 0730. Did you install the WD software?

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I have the same question Anybody passport 0730 ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted oassport and rise to the top. My WD passport detected but not working.

May 29, Applies to: Apparently this fix was only temporary, or passport 0730 drive worked well by happenstance. Discuss ub problems and ask for help from our community on our Passport 0730 Driver Help Forum. They both work for my similar troubles with my WD Passport, but this one is much easier to perform.

Instructions on downloading the SmartWare Disk Image: In reply to JingdongGe’s post on October 9, Download it, update WD frimware passport 0730 the tool.

Problem with WD My Passport 0730

If passport 0730 is a newly bought one, you need to initialise it and format it, so that Windows 7 can see it. In reply to dipeshtech’s post on December 15, Currently running the sfc scan that was recommended earlier. It should be ready to use.

Windows passport 0730, Windows 8. I do notice that this string calls out Win 8. Did this solve padsport problem? Other Devices Supported OS: Here’s how I fix it: I have the option to eject the drive and can open from the task but doesn’t show from MY Computer. I have passport 0730 the since my last Dell which wasn’t on Windows 8.

I fixed the problem by reinstalling the driver for the drive with the following steps: