How to delete some data on WD my book


I recently bought a my book 1TB and by accident I backed up some files I actually didn’t want to backup on my book. The problem is that now I don’t know how to erase only that data without having to erase all of it.

I would really appreciate the help! 

Hi -

I’m no where an expert with the software on these things, but what I’ve found to work for me (I’m using a my book elite) is to go into the drive via computer and navigate to the files you don’t want on there and delete manually. For me, they are in a folder called WD SmartWare.swstor >> my pc >> volume >> and navigate. It’s the only way I can find to remove them from the hard drive itself.

I have not yet figured out a way to prevent those files from being copied over though. I’m thinking I may just delete the software and use something else that is more manageable.


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Smartware uses it’s own method to back things up.


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Pick and choose what you want and don’t want backed up via the exclusion tab et. al.

As for deleting, I use the same method as i do on windows “C” drive; I just open that drive via  “COMPUER” on my laptop, navigate to the my book drive, in my case H:  and right click to delete the files i don’t need any longer.

It works the same -for me- whether i connect via usb or shareport.

I just can’t get mine to connect via E-sata !

Thank you all for the tips, I guess I found no other solution than erasing manually, I still find it unbelievable that such technology doesnt even have a “select and delete” option…