I have several external hard drives and all share the same password (I even have the password written on a printed paper), the problem is that the WD password appno longer accepts my password, for some bizarre reason.
I contacted Western Digital but it seems there is nothing they can possibly do to help me retrieve my information.
What could I do right now?
It´s out of question to reset it or to reformat the hard drive and I´m quite skeptic to send it or leave it at some lab to be decrypted.
Do you think I could be there while the technicians do this?
Have you had the same problem and managed to solve it?
My password was quite long and complex.
My Western Digital HDD was made in Malasya.
When I called WD Customer Support, the support guy told me to download the updated version of the Firmware “WDFirmwareUpdater” for the my WD Hard Drive (Mac version). But later he said it was a bit risky to instal the update, because it would change something important on the Hard Drive.
He told me to try to enter the password on another Mac first, which I did, in several other Macs. The Macs did locate my HD but it was impossible to get the password accepted and access the info stored.