May 31,2019 • Filed to: Data Recovery Tips • Proven solutions


Many users asked me about the same problem: 'My Macbook can recognize my WD MY Passport, but when I want to open it and find some files, the system shows that the drive is unreadable. The files in the drive is important, do you know how to get the data back before I repair it.' Data loss problems are common in our daily life, find a suitable method to recover the data is very necessary for you. And you should know that to recover files from My Passport external hard drive is not a difficult task, this article will provide you the full guides to solve your problem.

Part 1. WD My Passport External Hard Drive Data Recovery for Mac

MY PASSPORT USER MANUAL Unlocking the Drive with the WD Drive Unlock Utility Whenever you connect your password-protected drive to a computer that does not have the WD SmartWare, WD Security, or WD Drive Utilities software installed, you can use the.

As long as lost files on your WD My Passport drive haven't been overwritten by new data and you drive can still be recognized as a drive by your Mac, you’re likely to restore all lost data with the help of a WD My Passport data recovery program such as iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac.

This powerful utility enables you to recover WD My Passport data lost for various situations and it'll do no harm to your drive. With its comprehensive recovery mode and simple operation, you can easily get back all kinds of files, such as photos, audio files, document files, videos and more. Besides, is compatible for all Mac models and Mac OS X versions including Yosemite, El Capitan and macOS Sierra.

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Part 2. How to Recover Data from WD My Passport Hard Drive on Mac (El Capitan, macOS Sirra and macOS High Sierra)

Steps on How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos on WD My Passport Hard Drive

Step 1. Choose File Types to Start WD My Passport Recovery

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After launching the tool on your Mac, you'll get 6 file type option tabs as follow. If you want to recover lost, deleted or formatted files from WD My Passport drive, you can select one or more file types. After that, try to click 'Next' button to continue.


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Step 2. Scan Your WD My Passport Drive

Then your WD My Passport hard drive will be listed in the window. You can select it and click 'Start' to start scanning for lost data.

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Step 3. Recover Files from WD My Passport Hard Drive

After scanning, found contents on your hard disk will be listed according to folders in the window. You can view original name or preview photos and documents to check whether the lost data are found or not.

Part 3. Tips About WD My Passport Data Recovery on Mac

Wd Passport For Mac Troubleshooting

WD My Passport external hard drive has been widely used all over the world. However, files on WD My Passport hard drive can be lost due to deletion, formatting, data transferring, virus infection, system error and some other reasons. If you have backup of lost files on somewhere else, you can retrieve them within seconds. Otherwise, you need WD My Passport data recovery software to solve your problem.

Since lost files can be easily overwritten by new data on your WD My Passport drive, please stop using it immediately when files are lost.

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