Western Digital Easystore Guide

Western Digital (WD) easystore is a portable hard drive that can be used for storing your computer data and making regular backups. If you wish how to use WD EasyStore drive, follow the below-mentioned steps.

how to use WD EasyStore?

How to Use WD EasyStore On Windows?

Carry out these steps to create a backup on your WD easystore drive using the Windows desktop:

  • First, turn on your Windows desktop and connect the WD easystore hard drive using a standard USB cable.
  • If the Found New hardware screen pops-up on your Windows computer, click the Cancel button to close it.
  • Open the File Explorer and give a double-click on the WD easystore drive.
  • Make sure that you format the WD easystore hard drive if you are setting it up for the first time.
  • The WD Discovery app installer is included on the WD easystore drive when it is marketed.
  • It includes the WD Backup utility for creating a backup.
  • Run the WD Discovery installer file and click the Install button to install the software.
  • If necessary, update the WD Discovery app.
  • Once you have installed the WD Discovery software, launch it and click the Open button near WD Backup.
  • Otherwise, click the “Back up files with WD Backup” button in the Installation complete dialogue box.
  • Select the WD easystore hard drive and click the Next button.
  • When the Setup Complete message appears on the screen, click the Edit Schedule button and specify the time for the automatic backup in the Automatic Backup Schedule window.
  • Click the Edit Files button to choose the files/folders that you wish to backup.
  • Click the Start Backup button to initiate the backup.
  • Once you have backed up the data from your Windows, you can restore them anytime on any computers.

How to Use WD EasyStore On Mac?

Carry out these steps to use the WD easystore hard drive on a Mac computer:

  • Turn on your Mac and connect the WD easystore hard drive using a USB 3.0 cable.
  • Once you have connected the hard drive successfully, click the Disk Utility icon located at the Dock.
  • Alternatively, press the Command + Spacebar shortcut keys to open the Spotlight.
  • Type “disk utility” in the search panel and hit the Enter key to open the Disk Utility window.
  • In the Disk Utility window, go to the left-side panel and click the WD easystore hard drive.
  • Next, click the Erase icon at the top of the window and click the Format drop-down menu.
  • Choose the ExFat format for the WD easystore drive and assign a name for it (if necessary).
  • Next, click the Erase button to start formatting your hard drive.
  • Once the format is completed, click the Done button.
  • To create a partition, click the Partition icon at the top of the Disk Utility window.
  • Click the Add icon to add the number of partitions on your WD easystore hard drive.
  • Create a partition folder for backing up the system data and choose the partition format as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) from the Format drop-down menu.
  • Click the Apply button after partitioning your hard drive.
  • Next, create a backup of your system data using the Time Machine Backup feature.
  • Click the System Preferences icon at the Dock or click the Apple menu and select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.
  • In the System Preferences window, click the Time Machine icon and select the Add or Remove Backup Disk option.
  • Now, choose the created partition on your WD easystore hard drive to start backing up your files.
  • Click the Use Disk button and check the “Back up Automatically” checkbox under the Time Machine icon.
  • Also, check the “Show Time Machine in the menu bar” checkbox from the Time Machine window.
  • If you wish to start a backup for the next time, click the Time Machine icon at the menu bar and select the Back up Now button.
  • You can also use the WD Discovery app for accessing the WD Backup software to back up your data.

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