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Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Setup

Perform the following guidelines to set up Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB.

  • First, turn on the computer and connect the WD My Passport drive to the computer.
  • Now, check whether the drive is displayed in the computer’s file management utility list.
  • If any new hardware is found, click the Cancel button to close it.
  • Now, the Western Digital software will install the correct driver for your drive.
  • Next, double-click the Western Digital application setup file that is displayed in the computer’s file management utility to view the Western Digital application Setup Wizard.
  • Click the Next option to view the Installation Type.
  • Now, on the Installation Type dialog box, choose the option that you want to make use for the installation.
  • The Recommended Install will install all the Western Digital software while the Custom install can install only the Western Digital software that you choose.
  • Read the Western Digital End User License Agreement by clicking the link.
  • Tick the I Agree box to agree and then click the Next button.
  • A dialog box will be displayed depending on the installation type that you have chosen.
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  • The Installation application dialog box appears and displays the process of the installation.
  • Now, click the Next button to view the installation complete prompt box.
  • Once the installation is done, click the options such as Back up files, Set security, Manage your drive, and at last, click the Finish button to exit the Installation Complete screen.

Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Driver Download

  • The Driver for Western Digital MY Passport driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site.
  • Open a new web browser and go to the site. In the search field, enter your product and choose your operating system to which you want to download the driver.
  • Click the Download button and install the driver.
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Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Windows Drive

You can download the Western Digital Driver for Windows from the manufacturer’s site. Enter the name of your product in the search field and click submit. Now, the driver file will be downloaded to the desired location. It has a WD security zip file and installs the custom Western Digital software for WD USB.

Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Mac Driver

The Western Digital My Passport Go 1 TB driver can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s site. Search for your product and click Submit. Now, under the Software for Mac tab, select WD drive utilities for Mac. The WD drive utilities software allows you to configure, manage, and recognize your WD drive. This can run the drive diagnostics and can control RID configuration. It can also delete and format the drive. This software also enables you to set the drive sleep timer and then register the drive. 

Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Software For Windows

Follow these guidelines to use the Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB software on your computer.

  • Attach the Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB to your computer via the USB port. 
  • Wait until the computer reads the WD storage device.
  • Open the My Passport folder with File Explorer. Right-click the WD Apps Setup file and choose Run as administrator.
  • Click Next when the WD Software Installer pop-up window appears. Ensure that the Recommended Install radio button is selected and then click the T&C agreement checkbox. Click Next.
  • Wait until the WD software installer installs WD Backup, WD Security, and WD Drive Utilities on your computer. When you see the ‘Installation Complete’ screen, click Finish. This completes the WD My Passport Go software setup.

Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Software Mac

Follow these guidelines to set up the Western Digital My Passport on your Mac computer.

  • Power on the Mac computer and attach the WD My Passport Go 1TB to it.
  • The Mac computer asks if you want to use the WD storage device to back up data. Click the Decide Later option.
  • Double click WD_Apps.dmg. Double-click the WD icon to begin the software installation.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts on the Diagnose, Settings, and Drive Erase tabs. Set a name for the WD volume and click Close.
  • Set a password for the WD drive on the WD Security screen and click the Set Password. Click Close.

Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Manual

Download the Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB manual on your computer from the manufacturer’s official site.

  • Locate the Downloads section and search for the Western Digital device model.
  • Download it on your computer and save it to the desired destination folder.
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Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Keeps Disconnecting

If you encounter a disconnection issue when using the Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB, follow these steps to resolve the issue.

  • Navigate to the Control Panel and change the icon view to Small icons.
  • Search for the Power Options on your computer and click it. Click ‘Change Plan Settings’ Change Advanced power settings.
  • Locate the USB settings option and click it. Click + USB selective suspend.
  • Click the + beside ‘USB selective suspend setting.’ Make sure that this switch is in the Disabled position for both ‘On battery’ and ‘Plugged in.’
  • Click Apply OK. This should solve the disconnection issue when using the Western Digital My Passport 1TB storage device.

Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB Not Recognised

If the computer does not recognize the Western Digital My Passport Go 1TB storage device, follow these guidelines to fix the issue.

  • Use a different compatible USB cable to connect the WD device to the computer an check whether the computer recognizes it.
  • Check whether your computer has the latest USB drivers installed. If there are OS updates or driver updates available, install them and check whether the issue is resolved.
  • Connect the WD device to another computer and check whether it recognizes the drive. If it does, you need to service/replace the USB port on your computer.
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