Reactivate old drive

I have “My Book Essential Edition” wdbfjk0020hbk-04.
I have not used it for a few years, was before Win 10.
I would like to start using it with Acronis True Image to back up and clone in Win 10.
There are old files on it. Do I need to partition and reformat it?
If yes…how do i do that.
Sorry but I know very little about this.

I suggest you study up on Acronis before you do anything with it.

There are directions in WD Community for partitioning disks. It is fairly simple.


Thank you for your help.
I really have no idea how to do this.
I looked and do not understand " FAT32 to NTFS"
I do not know what option to use to get this book ready for Win 10 data.
sorry for being such a DUR.
I am ready to just purchase a new drive if I can not figure this out

thank you again

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