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WD My Book Forgot Password

WD My Book is an external desktop storage device that is widely used to save the system data. Using the My Book device, you can back up your system data. The drive is password-protected using the WD SmartWare or WD Security app. To access your files stored in the Wd My Book device, you have to enter the password that you have created during the first-time device setup. If you forgot WD My Book password, you cannot reset or recover it using the WD SmartWare software. The only solution is to erase the My Book device data to continue using it. However, you can recover the erased data later using any trusted third-party data recovery software.

Forgot WD My Book Password

Erase The Password-Protected WD My Book Device

  • Ensure that it is correctly connected to your computer.
  • When you get the invalid password message, try to enter your last remembered password five times.
  • A message saying that ‘There were too many password recovery attempts’ will appear in the WD Drive Unlock window.
  • Click the Erase Drive button and check the ‘I understand’ checkbox.
  • Click on Erase and wait for the Erasing Drive message to appear on the screen.
  • Once deleted, a confirmation message will display on the screen.
  • Click the Exit button to close the window.
  • Alternatively, you can reset the My Book device to factory defaults.
  • To do so, remove it from the connected computer first.
  • Locate the Reset button on the My Book device.
  • Press and hold it for 4 seconds.
  • This will reset the network configuration and password to factory defaults, and the data on it will be erased.
  • Once you have restored the My Book device to factory defaults, connect it to the computer using a standard USB cable.
  • Download and install a standard data recovery software on your computer.
  • Run the software to recover the deleted data on the My Book device.
  • Once you have recovered the data, create a new password that you can remember easily so that you can't forgot WD My Book password