Retrieve backupped data on another computer

I backupped my Data on a My Passport. Now my computer crashed and I want to the Data on my laptop. I am anxious to install the My Passport device on my laptop: Will the installation destroy the backupped data by formatting the My Passport? Or may I go forward without that fear.?

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Or may I go forward without that fear.? Yes, installing the software wont erase the information.

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Meanwhile I found it out myself - nevertheless: Great thanks!

I installed a new hard drive into my PC, reloaded Windows 8 with no issues. After I retrieved data from my WD MyBook to my new hard drive I have no permission to access anything (files, pictures etc.).Files and pictures are there but I have no permission to view them. Yes I am logged on has an administrator.