I had a WD passport essential and I’ve just bought a bigger My Book Essential.
When I run the software WD Smartware and go to a file based backup, I find other removable discs (from other manufacturers) and I can choose folders and files to backup. But my 500Gb passport essential is not listed because it appears as a unit that I can configure to store the backup in.
I have just updated both the firmware and the WD_Smartware software version.
I guess that if I reformat the passport essential and get rid of both the VCD and the password then the matter will be solved.
Is there an alternative way of making my passport essential out of the candidates in which to store the backup and
a unit which content I really want to back up.