I don't know how to activate my WD external drive

I have had this drive for a few years but now wish to use it as an extra backup and I have forgotten how to make it work. The USB cable is connected to the Desktop Computer, the power cable is connected to power. The computer is switched on and I got as far as finding the WD icon on the the computer screen but I have no idea how to get it to start backing up.

Hi @BML,

I suggest to refer below link for backup your data from the drive: Acronis True Image for Western Digital File Backup and Restore to a WD DAS

Hope it helps!!