On my current computer, when I boot the computer, I login to WD Smartware (Version 188.8.131.52), and it shows two ‘drives’ in Windows Explorer: WD SmartWare (G:) and My Passport (H:).
I am in the process of moving to a newer Windows 7 (64-bit) laptop, and want to copy files stored on my 'My Passport (H:) drive to the new computer. However, when I plug in the external My Passport drive, the only thing that shows up is WD Smartware. Does this mean I have to install WD Smartware before I can see my Passport drive?
Oh, I just read the “What is this.html”, and it mentions that I could use the Unlock Application to make the files available. However, I’m a little wary of doing that in a Windows 7 64-bit environment with this old versioin 184.108.40.206.
So should I update the WD Smartware version first on my current computer (Windows XP 32 bit), and then take the Passport drive to the new Windows 7 64 bit environment? When I click on the Update Software button within WD SmartWare, does that update the VCD on the Passport drive?
Thanks for any guidance,