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Wireless Pro 4TB Setup

The Western Digital Wireless Pro 4TB hard drive is a portable storage device that can store a large amount of data. It has a USB port, a card slot, and another USB port to connect it to the computer. You can power on the WD My Passport and connect your mobile device to it. You can use the 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz band for transferring data via the Western Digital My Cloud app.

How to Setup My Passport Wireless Pro 4TB External Hard Drive In Windows

Here are the guidelines to set up the My Passport Pro 4TB hard drive on a Windows computer.

  • Power on the My Passport device by pressing its Power button. Once it is on, select the My Passport Wi-Fi SSID from the Wi-Fi list on your Windows computer.
  • Enter the words ‘mypassport’ in the address bar on your computer’s web browser and press Enter. Click I Accept.
  • Set a name for this WD Wi-Fi SSID and a password. Click Next.
  • The ‘Secure My Passport Wireless’ screen appears. Follow the on-screen prompts. You will need to connect the computer to the Absolutely Wi-Fi network and refresh the browser.
  • Download the WD My Cloud mobile app and log into your WD account.
  • Connect your mobile device to the WD My Cloud Wi-Fi SSID and return to the app. Tap the green + icon beside the ‘My Passport’ option on the left-hand side of the screen. Tap admin. You can now use the WD My Cloud hard drive.

How To Setup My Passport Wireless Pro 4TB External Hard Drive In Mac

Follow these steps to set up WD My Passport Wireless Pro 4TB on a Mac computer.

  • Power on the My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive and make sure it has sufficient battery charge.
  • The WD My Passport device automatically transmits a Wi-Fi signal. Power on your Mac computer and scan for Wi-Fi SSIDs. Select the My Passport Wireless SSID.
  • Once the Mac-My Passport connection is established, enter the words ‘mypassport.local’ without quotes in the browser’s address bar and press Enter.
  • The WD My Passport Wireless Welcome screen appears. Read and review the WD T&C and click the I Accept button.
  • Create a Wi-Fi name and password for the My Passport SSID and click Next. The webpage prompts you to connect your Mac computer to the Absolutely Wi-Fi network and refresh the browser.
  • After doing so, the WD My Passport Wireless dashboard appears. Take your iPad and download the WD My Cloud app. After the WD My Cloud app installation, connect your iPad to the WD My Passport SSID.
  • Go back to the WD My Cloud app and launch it. Tap the green plus icon beside the My Passport at the top left-hand side of the screen. Choose admin and begin using the WD My Passport device.

How To Retrieve files From My Passport 4TB External Hard Drive

To retrieve files from a corrupted My Passport external hard drive, you can use applications such as Wondershare, Recoverit, Recuva, and so on. Follow these guidelines to recover files from the WD My Passport with the Recoverit application.

  • Download Recoverit from the manufacturer’s official site and install it on your computer.
  • Launch the Recoverit application on your computer and view the options on the dashboard.
  • Make sure that the WD My Passport is connected to the computer and look for the drive path on the dashboard.
  • Select the My Passport external hard drive and click the Start button.
  • Wait for a few minutes until the WD My Passport hard drive is scanned by the Recoverit application. Depending on the number of files stored on the WD My Passport device, scanning can take different amounts of time.
  • Choose the files that need to be recovered and click Recover. Before recovering the files, you can preview the files to check whether they are the ones that need to be recovered. Click the small X in the preview window to close it.
  • Choose a destination folder for the files recovered via Recoverit. Choose a file recovery destination path that is different from the original path, i.e., My Passport external drive.
  • After these files have been recovered, move them to a different hard drive perform a cloud backup if you have a cloud storage account.