I just got the recent version of the “My Passport” USB 3 Portable Hard drive (500Gb).
It did not have a virtual CD drive as the previous older one I had, but had some drivers and manuals inside as files.
I installed WD Smartware & WD Security. Then I deleted all the files that were in the drive when I bought it. I chose to display hidden folders in the drive, but there were none. However, it says in the drive details that 104mb are being used.
My first question is:
What are those files that occupy 104mb and cannot be found and viewed? The WD Smartware classifies them as “Additional Files”.
Can/Should I delete them and how?
What is the best way to format the drive? Will the Windows 7 default format interface suffice? Should I select the “default allocation size” option or manually input a size (and which size)?
Can I create a virtual cd drive for the software within my new 500Gb USB 3 Passport external drive?