Getting my WD Passport to work


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I just bought a Compaq computer, which came with Windows Vista. I'm trying to
get all of my music (2.5 Gigs) from my laptop, which I was using before this
computer. I have a 40 Gig WD Passport, and I've loaded my music onto it from
the laptop. I've plugged it into the USB port of my new desktop, and I can't
open the back-up file. It won't open unless I find a file to open it with,
but nothing is working. I thought there was a driver on Westerndigital.com,
but the two things I downloaded didn't work. I would really like to get my
music onto this comp, and update my Ipod, so please any help on how I could
get my passport to work, or transport the music another way would really help.

Thanks
 
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Cstranger0715 said:
I just bought a Compaq computer, which came with Windows Vista. I'm trying
to
get all of my music (2.5 Gigs) from my laptop, which I was using before
this
computer. I have a 40 Gig WD Passport, and I've loaded my music onto it
from
the laptop. I've plugged it into the USB port of my new desktop, and I
can't
open the back-up file. It won't open unless I find a file to open it with,
but nothing is working. I thought there was a driver on
Westerndigital.com,
but the two things I downloaded didn't work. I would really like to get my
music onto this comp, and update my Ipod, so please any help on how I
could
get my passport to work, or transport the music another way would really
help.

Loaded how? What is the format of the file(s) on the WD drive? Was this
created with some sort of backup program? If so that program has to be
Vista compatible and installed on the Vista computer.
 
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Guest

Rock said:
Loaded how? What is the format of the file(s) on the WD drive? Was this
created with some sort of backup program? If so that program has to be
Vista compatible and installed on the Vista computer.

The Passport had a back-up program, and I used that. To replace the music
onto my computer, I would have to open the back-up program used to back up,
and I would be able to put it on this computer. I just can't find anything to
open the back-up file with on the vista.
 
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Rock

The Passport had a back-up program, and I used that. To replace the music
onto my computer, I would have to open the back-up program used to back
up,
and I would be able to put it on this computer. I just can't find anything
to
open the back-up file with on the vista.

As I said in the original post you would have to install that backup program
on the Vista installation. If WD doesn't provide one then it won't work.
In that case just copy the music files to the USB drive instead of using the
backup program, then attach the drive to the Vista computer and copy from
there.
 

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