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Wd My Passport Not Accessible Windows 10

Suppose you are facing an issue with your WD My Passport drive that is not accessible windows 10. It may be due to connecting the WD drive to a new computer or a laptop that asks permission to access it.Now, to solve this issue, you can try the troubleshooting methods given here.

Wd My Passport Not Accessible Windows 10

Method 1:

To fix the access denied error, you need to grant permission to the WD drive.

Step 1

Connect your WD drive to your computer, right-click on it, and select Properties.

Step 2

Next, click the Security tab.

Step 3

In the Properties window, click the Advanced option at the right bottom of the screen.

Step 4

Click the Change permissions button.

Step 5

Click a permission entry to add, remove, or edit the permission. Add a new user name as "Authenticated User" and select OK.

Step 6

Select the option Full Control for the newly added user from the permission section.

If the above-mentioned steps didn't work and you are still stuck with the access denied error, then try doing the next method.

Method 2:

You need not encrypt the hard drive with a password. If you have done it, then perform these steps the fix the WD My Passport not accessible issue.

Step 1

Connect your WD drive to your computer, right-click on it, and select Properties.

Step 2

Next, click the Security tab.

Step 3

In the Properties window, click the Advanced option.

Step 4

Click the Change permissions button.  

Step 5

Click a permission entry to add, remove, or edit the permission. Add a new user name as "Everyone" and select "OK."

Step 6

Select the option Full Control for the newly added user from the permission section on the Properties window. Or else, remove the Read-only flag.

Still, if your WD My Passport hard drive is not accessible in Windows 10, contact us for assistance.