How To Unlock WD My Passport Drive If You Forget Password Without Losing Data

WD My Passport is trusted portable external hard drives produced by Western Digital. It helps keep your digital content safe. Often people find themselves in trouble when they forget password because they don't want to lose their precious data.

WD My passport drive doesn't have the feature to reset or recover the password if you forget. You may contact WD support so that their technical team could offer any help. Practically you can only unlock WD My Passport drive by erasing all your data, but that also involves a trick.


How To Unlock WD My Passport Drive If You Forget Password Without Losing Data

  • Follow the steps:

Step 1:

  • Open your My Passport drive.
  • Enter the password 5 times in a row.

How To Unlock WD My Passport Drive If You Forget Password Without Losing Data

Step 2:

  • After you will enter the password 5 times it will show you an alert ,"There were too many password recovery attempts".
  • Now you have two options Erase Drive or Exit.
  • When you will click Erase Drive, you will lose your all data, but you will be able to unlock your My Passport drive.
  • If you want to try more password attempts, click Exit, unplug the drive & plug again into your computer.  

How To Unlock WD My Passport Drive If You Forget Password Without Losing Data

Tip: When you set password next time, make sure you can recall that password easily. If you know that you are ill & you could die, in that case you should share your password with the person who has connection with the data, so that he/she would easily access the data later.

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  1. Your topic misleading, I didn't any steps to unlock without losing the data.

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    1. My topic is not misleading. Please read the 2nd paragraph. I have provided one solution -----"WD My passport drive doesn't have the feature to reset or recover the password if you forget. You may contact WD support so that their technical team could offer any help."--- From all my research I had come to the conclusion that only the manufacturing company could help you.. Well you can go to hackers or password breakers in your city, they might offer you any help.

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