Password


#1

I have a “WD My passport Elite” External hard.I have set a password and i forgot that password,so i cant use my hard disk.

Would anyony please help me?to reset that password?or remove it?

thank you very much in advance.


#2

All you can do now is reformat there is no password reset. To reformat try 5 times I think and it will give the option to format.

Joe


#3

Were you able to get this resolved? I have a lot of data on my external hard drive, and am unable to retrieve it, due to the password issue. There must be a fix for this. Can someone PLEASE help?? I would appreciate it.


#4

If you do the reset, do you lose your data?


#5

If you use up your 5 truess a popup comes asking you to rease/clean drive. Unplug USB and power wait a couple min and plug back in. It should give you 5 more tries.

Joe


#6

How do u format a password protected hard drive i forgot my password


#7

Just keep trying it should popup a windowasking if you want to erase/clean drive. probably 5 or 6 tries. This means your data is gone. There is no password reset or work around.

Joe


#8

i searched everywhere for a solution to format my password protected hard drive. I tried several long and complicated methods suggested by various people but none worked. Then i read joe_s response and in less than 2 minutes my problem was solved. thank you joe_s you a star.


#9

I have tried typing the incorrect password over 50 times, and it never gave an option of erasing or formatting?!

What should I do? I still can’t access my drive!


#10

hi there. can you help me about my problem with my WD 320gb external hdd? i set a password on it, but now i can not acces it. i dont want to repormat it because i have some important files in it, can you hel me please. thanks…