I purchased what I thought was a new WD Elements Portable 2TB hard drive at an auction. When I got it home, the seal had been tampered with and no instructions inside the box.
HD has been used because someone has stuck a DYMO label on it saying DRIVE 02.
I bought it with the intention of backing up all the files on my laptop. Not that many really - pictures and documents total 12GB.
Anyway, I am a complete novice. I was hoping I would just plug it in and things would start whirring and some wizzard would talk me through what I needed to do. So I plug it in, and I can feel some movement in the portable hard drive, fairly quiet, but nothing comes up on the screen. I was expecting it to show up as a driver on THIS PC folder, but no, nothing there except the C Drive.
So I click on the wee arrow on the bottom bar close to the clock and I can see an icon like a memory stick. So I right click and I choose the option to OPEN DEVICES & PRINTERS. So I click on the portable drive icon and there are 4 choices.
So…any idea what I should do. Or did I buy a dead duck.
Please go easy on the technical terms. I need a complete novice dummy guide.
Thanks in advance