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Wd Hard Drive Backup Not Launching

WD backup is an application to save your device data, it acts as primary storage, and the WD cloud makes up the secondary storage. Sometimes the WD Backup does not open on the system, which can occur due to various reasons, continue to read to understand the causes, and the ways to fix the Wd Backup Not Launching issue.

Causes of the problem:

  • If the system is corrupted, then there are high chances for WD Backup not to mount.
  • The fragmented disk can lead to such a problem.
  • When the system does not have the permission to open the files of the backup, the backup cannot launch.
  • Lengthy file paths can create problems in backing up the files to the path.
Wd Backup Not Launching

Solutions for the problem

Change the save power settings

  • Connect the WD drive to the computer.
  • On the Windows system, press the Win and the R keys to open the Run dialog box on the screen.
  • Enter “devmgmt.msc” and click OK to open the Device Manager window.
  • In the window, search for the Universal Serial Bus controllers and click it.
  • Open the Properties of the USB Root Hub by right-clicking on it.
  • Now, select the Power Management item and disable the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power menu.

Defragment the WD drive

  • After connecting the drive, open the Windows Explorer window on the Windows computer and select This PC or My Computer.
  • Right-click your WD drive and choose the Properties option.
  • Click the Tools tab and select the Defragment now or Optimize button.
  • Following that, select the Analyze disk menu and wait until the result appears.
  • If the result shows more than 10%, then perform the defragmentation by selecting the Defragment disk.
  • When the defragmentation completes, close the window and try to open the WD Backup data.

Modify the access settings

  • Open the Properties window of the WD drive and go to the Security panel.
  • Select the Advanced button and check if the access for the administrator account shows ‘Full control.’
  • If the access is not provided, then click Change permissions and change the settings to full access control.

Disable the security program

  • When you are using any security application or program on the computer, it can prevent the external WD drive.
  • Turn off the security settings of the program and see if you can access the WD backup files.
  • Click the Call button provided on this web page to get remote assistance to fix Wd Backup Not Launching issue.