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How To Setup Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Windows 10

  • First, turn on your Windows 10 computer. 
  • Make use of a USB cable to connect the computer and the WD My Passport drive firmly. 
  • Check if the hard drive is displayed on your computer under the list of drives. 
  • Next, install the WD software on your system. 
  • Go to the Downloads location, double-click on the WD software setup file, and click Next on the Initial screen. 
  • Highlight the checkbox near Recommended Install or the Custom Install option to proceed with the setup process. 
  • Now, agree with the License Agreement after reading it. 
  • Wait until the installation of the WD software is complete and then click the Finish button. 
  • After the installation, you can back up your files, set up security, and manage your drive effectively.

How To Setup Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB With Mac

  • Switch on your Mac system and connect the WD My Password 1 TB drive to the system using a cable. 
  • Make sure you have given permission for external devices to be recognized on your system. 
  • If yes, then the WD icon will be available in the menu bar. 
  • The next step of the setup procedure is to double-click on the .dmg file to begin the installation process. 
  • Click the Next button available on the Welcome screen. Choose the type of installation and agree to the User agreement. 
  • If you have chosen the Recommended Install option, then enter the credentials of the administrator. 
  • Else, wait until the installation process is complete, and then you can start using the drive. 

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Driver Windows 10

  • If you wish to download the WD Drive for the Windows system, follow the guidelines given here. 
  • First, go to the manufacturer’s site and enter the OS version of the system. 
  • Click the WD Drive Utilities Download button and wait until it is saved to your computer. 

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Mac Driver

  • To download the driver for your Mac system, specify the Mac OS version in the correct textbox. 
  • Click the WD Drive Download for Mac and install it on your system once the download process is complete. 
  • After installing the software, connect your WD drive to the system and start using it.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Manual

  • The WD My Passport manual comprises of instructions that are required to set up and use the WD drive. 
  • You can download the WD manual from the manufacturer’s site. 
  • Mention the correct model of your WD drive and use the Manual Download button to save the manual.
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How To Format Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB For Windows

To know how to format the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB on Windows computer, follow the guidelines mentioned below.

  • Use a USB cable to connect the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB drive to the Windows computer.
  • Once the computer detects the connected Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB hard drive, the Windows computer starts to configure automatically.
  • The first step is to click the Start icon, type ‘this pc’ in the search bar, and select the This PC option from the search result.
  • Select your WD My Passport drive on the left panel of the screen
  • On the main panel, click the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB drive’s icon, and select the Format button.
  • In the Format window, navigate to the File System field, and select either the exFAT or FAT32 option.
  • Fill the Volume Label field.
  • Below the Format Options field, make sure to checkmark the box next to the Quick Format option.
  • After specifying the settings in the Format window, click the Start button.

How To Format Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB For Mac

Proceed with the following instructions to know how to format the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB drive on the Mac computer.

  • Establish a connection between the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB and the Mac computer.
  • After your Mac computer detects the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB hard drive, mount it on the computer.
  • On the desktop, you will see the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB drive icon.
  • Navigate to the top of the screen and then click the Finder tab to view the Finder window.
  • Click the Go option followed by Utilities.
  • In the Utilities window, select the Disk Utility option to open the Disk Utility window.
  • Select the WD My Passport icon on the left panel of the screen.
  • Choose Erase to view the Erase window.
  • Select either the MS-DOS (FAT) or the exFAT option from the Volume Format drop-down menu.
  • You are recommended to choose the exFAT option for your Mac computer.
  • Select the Erase button to delete the data and format it to either FAT32 or exFAT format.

How To Open Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB

After downloading the setup file, follow the steps below to open WD My Passport Ultra 1TB.

  • Open the File Manager window, select the Application Tools tab, and click the WD Apps Seup.exe file.
  • When the ‘Welcome to the WD Software Installer window opens, select the Next button.
  • In the Installation type window, click the radio button next to the Recommended Install option.
  • Click the Western Digital End User License Agreement link to read and review the license agreement of the WD product.
  • To agree with the WD product’s license agreement, checkmark the box next to the ‘I agree to the terms of the Western Digital End User License Agreement option.
  • Click the Next button in the Installation Type window.
  • Wait until the installing application is in progress.
  • Select the Finish button to close the Installation Complete window.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Software Download

Follow the step-by-step instructions to download the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB software on either Windows or Mac computer.

  • On your Windows/Mac computer, open any one of the web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox.
  • Go to the Downloads - WD Support - Western Digital web site.
  • In the Software by Product, select the My Passport Ultra option from the Product.
  • Click the Submit option.
  • Navigate to the Downloads tab.
  • If you want to download the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB software for Windows, go to the Software For Windows field, and select WD Drive Utilities for Windows -> Download.
  • To download software on the Mac computer, go to the Software for Mac field, and click WD Drive Utilities for Mac -> Download.

Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB Not Recognized

When you’re computer does not recognize the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB drive, follow the various solutions provided below.

SOLUTION 1 - CHANGING THE WD DRIVE LETTER AND PATH

  • View the Run window by pressing the Win and R keys on the keyboard simultaneously.
  • When the Run window, you have to type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ without the single quotes to open the Disk Management window.
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, right-click the WD drive, and Change Drive Letter and Paths option.
  • After selecting the Add button, select the drive letter of the WD hard drive next to the ‘Assign the following drive letter’ option.
  • Select the OK button.
  • If the drive letter is already selected in the field, select the ‘Change to choose another letter for it’ option.
  • Once you have restarted the computer, check whether your computer recognizes the Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1TB drive.

SOLUTION 2 - CORRUPTED FILES

  • Download and open the EaseUS Partition Master software on your computer.
  • Right-click the partition/volume and then select the Check File System option.
  • When the Check File System window opens, make sure to checkmark the box next to the ‘Try to fix errors if found’ option.
  • Then, you have to select the Start button in the Check File System window.
  • Once the software completes scanning the partition, select the Finish button.

SOLUTION 3 - UPDATING THE WD DRIVER

  • After selecting the Win icon at the left panel of the screen, click the Device Manager option.
  • Expand the Disk Drivers, Portables Devices, Universal Serial USB Controllers field and then check if the WD drive is named as an Unknown device.
  • Right-click the WD drive icon and then select the Properties to the open the Properties window.
  • Click the Details tab and then select the Hardware Ids option from the Property drop-down menu.
  • In the Value field, select any value name, and click the Copy option.
  • Move to the Google Chrome web browser and then paste the copied value name in the address bar.
  • Now, you have to download the correct driver of the WD device and follow the prompts that appear on the screen to conclude the installation process of the WD driver.
  • Make sure to restart your computer after finishing the steps mentioned above.