Just two basic things about my new My Passport external drive using SmartWare: (1) Will the files on it stay put “forever and ever” no matter if I manually delete any or all of my corresponding hard-drive files? (That is, can I use the WD as an archiver?) and (2) Will I upset the function of SmartWare if I manually delete or move the WD’s files using Windows Explorer?
1-Yes, Smartware will only add files to the backup, it will never delete them.
2-Inside the Passport, Smartware will create a folder with the name smartware.swstor, inside this folder you will see your backup, and yes you can modify the files.
Thank you, Alucardx23. That was just what I needed to know.