I used my WD Passport (500 GB) for additional disk until yesterday. I just bought WD Elements (1 TB) and now I’m going to use the new (Elements) one for additional disk and the old one (Passport) for my back up disk.
I decided that way, because Passport has WD programs like WD SmartWare (among others I think it is a back up program) and Elements don’ have it.
First issue is: “Your WD external drive is in use. Please close all open applications and try again.”
I read this article and few more. The proposed solutions are similar - to format it at the ordinary way (if I undestand it wright): to right click on the folder My passport and than select “format”.
The thing is that I’m afraid of that I’m going to loose all the WD programs, which were on the external disk (Passport), when I bought it - I don’t want to loose it.
I just want to format all the other data, so the disk would be in the same condition like new one.
The next question is how to do back up of documents, pictures etc. from internal and external PC disk.
I am apologizing for my English. Thank you for your help.