Using the Firmware software?


I just bought the WD Essential & I would like to know if you have to use the Firmware that comes with it?  I know there must be benifits to using it, but I want to be able to see what I have on the HD, like a folder I have created, I work with a lot of photo’s & I might want to go into the folder & pull out a few to work on. I also like being able to right click on the drive & explore all of what’s in it, can you do that if you are using the firmware?  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank You very much,


Using Windows

Go to my computer and right click

Click open

Right click WD drive

Drag and drop file or folder to copy

Another option :

Right click file or folder 

Click send to Book or drive letter

File or folder will be moved to WD drive