App activity and crash info, loophole in MY Passport

(My Passport 2tb) in Windows 10
Here’s how you work around the issue of WD trying to have you share your info in “app share” when installing.

  1. Do a quick format in NFTS (default)
  2. Download the " Install WD Discovery for Windows " and move it to your new drive

copy this LINK below
Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support

  1. Run the exe.
  2. Install
  3. Choose “Do Not Share” option
  4. Choose “I’m sure, do not share”
  5. Should start installing now.

WD Discovery is a new application from WD that enables you to:

  • Manage your connected WD devices like My Passport, My Book, and My Cloud Home drives
  • Make complex things easy, like securing a drive with a password or managing drive settings
  • Download, install and stay up-to-date with software offered by WD and WD partners
  • Register your devices and receive important software updates
  • Manage your My Cloud Home device


  • It allows connected WD devices like WD My Passport and other supported drives to be managed under one application
  • It simplifies complex tasks like securing the drive with a password or managing drive settings
  • It allows for device registration in order to receive important software updates and notifications
  • It displays device status such as capacity, free space available, drive security and so on
  • Notifications about devices not yet registered with a link to a registration form within WD Discovery itself
  • Notifications about software updates