How to crack the password on my passport hard drive Tags: Hard Drives Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: April 20, 2011 3:05 AM in Storage Share Anonymous April 19, 2011 6:23:21 AM I have a 'My Passport' external hard drive unit. I have never setup a password for the unit and have always just plugged it into the computer and found my files via my computer. I may have plugged the unit into the computer as it was still loading and I can nolonger access my files. The unit is asking for a passswork? Can you please help More about : crack password passport hard drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Rusting In Peace April 19, 2011 10:15:09 AM Have you contacted Western Digital support about this? You'd do well to crack a password if one has been set. I mean if it was easy to do it's a bit useless having a password system! Maybe check the manual to see if there is any default password that is set. | Report abuse hang-the-9 April 19, 2011 6:47:55 PM Are you sure it's asking for a password to access the drive or to INSTALL it? If you don't have admin rights, and you plug in hardware to the system, it may ask for the password to install the device. What message is coming up exactly? A file system error like one caused by a sudden removal would not all of a sudden put a password on the drive. | Report abuse Anonymous April 19, 2011 8:13:06 PM You may be right I thinks its asking for the password to install the software, but why would it suddenly ask for this and what can I do A greatful IT plank | Report abuse hang-the-9 April 20, 2011 3:05:49 AM Quote:You may be right I thinks its asking for the password to install the software, but why would it suddenly ask for this and what can I do A greatful IT plank You need to give it the admin user/password. Should be an admin account setup on your PC. It just lost the hardware info for the device and needs to reload the drivers. But without admin rights it can't write to the proper places to copy those files. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>How to crack the password on my passport hard drive> Related ressources: ForumHow to crack the password on my passport hard drive ForumHow to crack my passport essential password ForumHow to crack my passport essential password ForumHow to recover data from portable hard drive / passport ForumBreak password on western digital my passport essential ForumHow to retrieve password for my passport hard drive ForumHow to lock passport drive ForumHow to use West Digital Passport as a "dumb" drive ForumHow to reformat WD my Passport as a "dumb" drive ForumHow hard to crack password on backup software? ForumI forgot password in my passport essential, how to remove it? ForumHow do you put music on a my passport portable hard drive ForumI forgot password in my passport essential, how to remove it? ForumHow to crack password via win7 if its on and you cant log in the admin account ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumDrive D not opening ??? ForumHard drive performance ForumBitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated convers ForumWhy is my USB 3.0 flash drive writing slow? ForumIs my hard drive failing? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !