Is someone available to help me reconnect my WD Passport External Hard Drive?
I have a Windows 7 OS
I disconnected my passport several years ago because Acronis kept malfunctioning, I wasn’t able to fix it. I hired several techs over the years. I could never keep it running. I finally gave up. I would like to reconnect my passport without Acronis - is that possible? Is it possible to setup Windows to automatically backup to the Passport?
It has my entire computer backed up on it, but the files are old. Should I format the passport to erase the files? Should I do a quick format or a full format that checks for bad sectors? Or should I just leave them alone? I did right click on the passport icon, it did give me the option to format, but I didn’t know what the results would be so I didn’t do it. I was concerned I might format my own computer. I did delete two files that I knew I didn’t want. They are sitting in my recycle bin. Should I delete the files individually rather than format? What concerned me about deleting these files is their name. One said Windows 7 and the other had my network name. There are also two others.
My computer recognized the passport external hard drive. I turned the computer off. plugged it in, then turned it back on. It showed up in the lower taskbar. I clicked on it, it took me to the Passport folder. The computer didn’t ask to download any drivers. Do I need to download any software or update any drivers?
I printed the Passport User Manual.