I just purchased the WD My Passport Essential SE. I thought it was going to be as easy as my “WD My Book” but it’s been a nightmare.
Starting with the update…ok, I update…it says the update is successfully installed, I restart the pc and retrieve my WD Passport and a pop up says to download an update. I update again and it says I already have the update, then there’s the pop up again that says there’s an update. At this point I’m tearing my hair out.
Then there’s the backup… I have certain file extensions I want to back up only. I don’t want to backup all my documents or music, just certain file extensions ie: .obj, 3DS, .skp as an example and they are located everywhere on my laptop. I want to pick and choose which files to store in this external hd. Where do I find the files? How do I get only the files I want into “My Passport”? Where are the tutorials? Now I’m ripping my eyes out.
There is a .swf file in the WD My Passport file that I assume is a tutorial. I tried viewing it in IE and it says an application isn’t installed. Which application?
Unless you’re familiar with this type of gadget, there is no quick access to understanding it. I’d like to keep the darn thing since there is a lot of storage space and it’s compact. I want to be able to access these huge files from My Passport and get rid of these file hogs from my laptop.
using Windows Vista