Also, try disabling third-party applications that are not part of the operating system in the Windows Task Manager. share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply bugsnelson, Dec 28, 2008 bugsnelson macrumors newbie Joined: Dec 16, 2008 #8 Format WD MY BOOK HOME EDITION All rights reserved. Jun 3, 2014 9:59 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by ctsus, ctsus Jul 15, 2016 5:51 AM in response to djmikeweb Level 1 (4 points) Jul 15, my review here
Read more Itunes server doesn’t work anymore WD Community | Hello everybody, is someone facing the same problem I am? Useful Searches Recent Posts everythingiCafe Forums Forums > Apple Computers > Apple Mac Laptops > MacBook Pro > External hard drives Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FatCobra43, Aug 16, 2011. Also, what's the difference between Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and not journaled? I continued to get the error message [unable to unmount].
Did you attempt to "eject" it? share Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email Link Like + Quote Reply betototo, Mar 16, 2009 betototo macrumors newbie Joined: Mar 16, 2009 #9 same problem Hi i try all Scan your system for any malware or other undesirable software. Your computer may still be trying to use files on that drive for some reason, and restarting ought to take care of that.
I agree that partitioning it (GUID) and formatting it (Mac OS Extended Journaled), is what you want - assuming there isn't anything on the drive you care about... WD WD Passport Posted on Sep 12, 2011 7:27 AM Reply I have this question too Q: WD Passport formatting issue. My Western Digital My Book Essential is really ticking me off and this is why. No, create an account now.
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ERASE would then function, which indicated I had fixed the issue. In the drop-down menu at the left of that window, choose the partition scheme you want (sounds like you just want one, but you can pick whatever). How To Eject Wd My Passport For Mac In rare cases the drive could be in use by malware, or other hidden software on your machine. Wd Quick Formatter Download If the steps below do not solve your issue you will need to contact the publisher of your Operating System (Microsoft or Apple) or your system manufacturer for assistance diagnosing your
Read more 'SmartWare' and 'Time Machine' are not accessible from the My Cloud mobile app Answer ID 13201 | This answer explains why My Cloud mobile app is unable to access Hard drive full? There may be some other third party software that is still accessing the drive. If all else fails, shutting down the computer first will safely stop the drive. Western Digital
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Stay logged in Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion MacRumors.com News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion Select Properties. Disk Utility would not allow me to use the ERASE function to re-format.
I would much rather format the hard drive so I can use it on Mac and PC. Depending on your Operating System (OS) the exact wording of this message will vary. Welcome to Mac-Forums! Whether you need help with a problem or would like to share your expertise, we welcome you to join our community and take part in the conversation.
Your computer may still be trying to use files on that drive for some reason, and restarting ought to take care of that. I don't see it as an option. And how can I fix this so I can back up my files cus I am just formatting this because it said I had to and if I don't it won't useful reference You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
I went to transfer all the files from my old hard drive to the new one on my MacBook Pro and it doesn't let me. Thanks! Members have access to different forum appearance options, and many more functions. Temporarily disable any anti-virus and other security software running on your computer.
Let us know a. Advertise on MacRumors Our Staff Arnold Kim Editorial Director Email • Twitter Eric Slivka Editor in Chief Email • Twitter Juli Clover Editor Email • Twitter Joe Rossignol Editor Email • Sep 12, 2011 8:19 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Charles Palenz, Charles Palenz Sep 12, 2011 11:49 AM in response to Camelot Level 2 (250 points) So I figure I need to reformat but in my options in the screen above MS-DOS (FAT) is not an option.
That is why another OS helps. Boot your computer into Safe Mode (for Windows) or Safe Boot (for Macs). It also provides instructions for recovering the WD SmartWare installer. Send us an email b.
Did you reboot and unplug it? Thanks! Read more How to reset a My Cloud device Answer ID 10432 | This article explains how to reset the password and the IP settings of a My Cloud device back The biggest drawback with using FAT32 is that it cannot hold files larger than 4GB (usually videos).
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