First time user:
For 1st time since purchase 1 year ago; I plugged in my Passport 1TB and it asked me to do a format…I wasn’t thinking nor read the drive manual and allowed it to format…
Then I realized that there were files (including the manual) on the drive…so I terminated the formatting after ~5min of silent activity.
I proceeded to do a manual backup of critical files treating the Passport as a flash memory stick. That seemed successful. Question is: Is my Passport partially corrupted? Reformatted?
I plan to continue only manual backups, w.o. loading software onto my PC-XP. What should I do? Reformat completely?
How could I retain the WD files/manuals/etc? I can always rebackup my critical PC files.