Reformatted my WD 2 TB Elements, but now can't see the E drive on my laptop

I need to back up files on my laptop, but can’t see the E drive on there. Do I need to map that drive on my laptop even though once I finish doing the backup I won’t use the Elements on here again.

Hi wickedwa13,

WD Elements is a plug n play external portable hard drive and data can be accessed directly after connecting it with the computer. You can follow the steps mentioned in below article to check WD Elements.