I have been using my Passport (not wireless) for several years now, backing it up using WDSmartware and it has been working fine. Suddenly, I plug it in and start the Smartware and it gives me the message “no writeable partition found.” Windows 8 sees the drive and says it is working, however no file system is mounted.
I would reformat the drive except there are photos and videos that I have stored on the drive that are not on my laptop, I would like to keep these in tact.
I can’t run any of the diagnostic tools in the Smartware because it thinks there is no partition, it will not allow me to select it in the Smartware.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.