I have Windows XP SP3 on my desktop and I came to know that WD MyPassport Wireless 2TB drive is not supported on XP. I read on WD forums and came to know that the exFAT GPT partition needs to be formatted so that it gets converted to MBR partition. I tried to take a backup of the pre-loaded files on my Android phone (Samsung Galalxy Note 2) with my Cloud app, but it was too slow.
Hence I used a third party tool which guaranteed to convert the GPT partition to MBR without loosing any files on the drive. I tried it out, but the drive partition got corrupted instead. I was left with no other option but to format it using DISKPART utility, but even here I made a mistake and used /cleanall command instead of /clean command which wiped out all the pre-loaded files (0s overwritten over current data).
I also tried some third party data recovery softwares but they were unable to detect anything on the drive.
I called up WD customer care support, but they mentioned that there was no way to get back all the pre-loaded files on the drive, and only the videos/tutorials/pdfs on WD site can be used alternatively.
So, I’m left with no other option but to ask for help from anyone in this forum who has all pre-loaded files (all folders structures intact as seen during first use) to share them either over Google Drive/OneDrive/Dropbox or mail them to my mail ID email@example.com (I know these pre-loaded files are huge in size, so the first option would be viable).
The folder structure is - 1) Product How to Videos, 2) Quick Install Guide, 3) Sample Media, 4) User Manuals, 5) WD Quick View for Mac, 6) WD Software, 7) WD Quick View Setup (Installer), 8) WD Online Learning Center (HTML Link).
I know it sounds stupid to ask for these files which are basically handy only for first time user, but I’d like to have them anyways.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.