I own a WD My Passport 500GB USB Drive. I was able to successfully install it in my PC (runs XP) and passport protected the drive. Yesterday, my PC crashed and had it fixed. Now, PC is back and up again, but the WDSmartWare software is nowhere to be found! When I connect my drive, it asked for the password, but after unlocking it, all Windows explorer shows is “G: WD Unlocker” with a CD-padlock icon. I can’t access it.
I was thinking of installing the software again from my drive, but how do I do it when the PC doesn’t recognize the drive??