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The WD My Passport Portable hard drive allows you to store and manage all your important files in a single location. The data stored on this external drive is protected with a security key. It also comes with the WD Backup software built-in. Some of the key features of this drive are listed below. Scroll down this page to get WD my passport portable hard drive setup.

  • Easy backup
  • Easy-to-use
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Capacity: 1 TB, 2 TB, 4 TB, and 5 TB
  • OS Compatibility: Windows and Mac

This article explains how to perform the WD My Passport portable hard driver setup for the first time.

WD My Passport Wireless Pro 1TB Setup

Step 1: Physical setup

  • Get the USB 3.2 Gen 1 cable provided with the drive.
  • Make sure that your OS satisfies the system requirements of the WD drive.
  • Now, turn on the computer.
  • Connect the WD My Passport drive to your computer using the cable.
  • Now, the pop-up message saying A New Hardware Found will appear on the screen.
  • The necessary drivers will be installed automatically by the WD Passport drive.

Congratulations! You have successfully completed the first step of the WD My Passport Portable hard driver setup.

Step 2: Configuring WD software

  • On your computer (that is connected to the drive), locate and double-click on the WD Apps Setup file.
  • Now, the Welcome to the WD Software Installer window will appear.
  • Click on the Next button.
  • Choose the Recommended Install or Custom Install option based on your desire in the Installation Type window.
  • Now, based on your installation type, the corresponding dialog box will open.
  • Install the WD software on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • Once the installation is complete, the list of WD software installed on your computer will be displayed on the screen.

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