Hi. So my PC’s internal 1TB hard drive is nearing full and I’m trying to figure out how to expand my storage.
I have a WD 1TB My Passport external drive from 2013. I had used it way back then to backup my files and I created a Windows image as well.
I wanted to delete all the old backup files from My Passport, and delete the old Windows image and get back to a clean start with just the WD software it came with, and I’m not sure which files to delete.
My idea was that after that I would create a full image of my system onto My Passport, to buy a new internal hard drive with larger capacity (maybe 6TB ?), and then copy the full image onto the new internal hard drive, and hopefully not need to re-install anything individually at all. I also assume I will need to make a boot disk onto a flash drive so that when I’ve taken out my old hard drive and put in the new one I am able to boot the computer, and then allowing me to then copy the full image onto the new hard drive.
I’m not sure how I do any of that properly, and could really use some detailed step by step guidance for someone who is very novice and quite nervous about all of this.
When I look at what’s on My Passport right now I see these files:
MediaID.bin 3/1/2013 BIN file 1 KB
WD Apps Setup 6/13/2012 Application 4,125 KB
WD Smartware.swstor 3/3/2014 File Folder 132 GB
My Name-PC 3/3/2014 File Folder < the icon looks like a disk+arrow 0 bytes
WindowsImageBackup 3/1/2013 File Folder 186 GB
WD Apps for Windows 11/17/2012 File Folder 92.3 MB
User Manuals 11/17/2012 File Filder 41 MB
Extras 11/17/2012 File Folder 37.3 KB
Locale 11/17/2012 File Folder 2.47 MB
My Passport Apps for Mac 11/17/2012 File Folder 51.3 MB