Stupid question, but

I apologise in advance… I admit to total stupidity when it comes to external hard drives.

I have a new “My Passport” for my Mac.

I have been making backups of all my days’ works for the past month or so.

I have not tried to see if I can fetch the information i have saved.  Where do I find instructions as to how to do this?

Next ignoramus question is : does this unit have enough power on its own to hold the data securely within it.  I have read the knowledge base and it appears that My Passport does not need an external power source… Is this correct?

Do I need to, or can I charge it from my USB connection through my computer Mac.

thank you…( if you have been able to read this without tearing your hair out.)

i do apologise once again…

i just am not too swift , technically speaking. 

This is the first external hard drive I have ever owned.



You can find all the information you need on how to retrieve files from the drive in the page #48 of the  WD SmartWare User Manual

You may also check the link below to see if it helps.

How to retrieve a backup using WD SmartWare Version 1.6.x and earlier

This drive gets the power from the USB, it does not require any other power source in order to work.

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Instructions on how to use your drive can be found on the link bellow:

How to use a WD external hard drive with your computer

The drive will get power from the USB port.

Is not going to “charge” since it will work only when connected.