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Wd My Passports Hard Drive Won’t Open On Laptop

Wd My Passport Hard Drive Won’t Open On Laptop

If your Wd my passport hard drive won’t open on laptop, it could be due to one of the following.

  • Problem with the USB port/cable
  • The drive letter isn't assigned
  • Bad sectors make the WD drive unreadable
  • Outdated driver

Now, let’s see the solutions to fix the WD My Passport hard drive that isn’t opening on your laptop.

Check For Usb Issues:

This could be one of the primary reasons for the drive to be not open on your laptop. Make use of the following steps.

  • Remove the USB cable from your laptop and the hard drive.
  • Check if the cable is damaged. If yes, replace it with a new compatible USB cable.
  • Connect the WD My Passport drive to the laptop.
  • Still, if the drive doesn’t open, connect it to another USB port on the laptop.
  • Try to connect the drive to any other laptop or desktop and see if you are able to open the drive.
  • If the drive opens on the other device, then the fault is with your laptop. Else, the drive is the one with the issue.

Check The Drive In Disk Management:

  • Connect your WD My Passport hard drive to your laptop.
  • Press Windows + R keys and type diskmgmt.msc in the Run box. Then click OK.
  • In Disk Management, check the state of your WD hard drive.
  • Your hard drive problem must be one of these three.
  • Disk shows up, no drive letter
  • Disk shows up, not in File Explorer
  • Disk not showing up

Disk Shows Up, No Drive Letter

  • In Disk Management, right-click on your WD drive that shows up and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  • Select Add, assign a new drive letter to the WD My Passport, and click OK.
  • If the drive has already assigned a letter, click on the Change option in order to choose a different letter.
  • Now, restart your laptop and see if you can access the WD My Passport hard drive.
  • DISK NOT SHOWING UP
  • If your WD My Passport hard drive appears as Unknown in Disk Management, then you have to repair the drive.

For other options to fix your Wd my passport hard drive won’t open on laptop, contact our support team.