My Passport Crack With Keygen For Macbook Free Download {UPDATED} 2022

My Passport Crack With Keygen For Macbook Free Download {UPDATED} 2022

My Passport Crack With Serial Key For Macbook Free Download {UPDATED} 2022

My Passport Crack For Mac drive uses an external hard drive standard called USB 3.0. You don’t need to understand the ins and outs of this standard. It’s enough to know that the different USB standards define the speed the drive works at. And the plugs used to connect the hard drive to your Mac or your Windows PC. The connection types are also known as ports.

Your WD My Passport portable drive has a USB B micro port. Its cable comes with a connection for the USB B Micro port for the hard drive. And at the other end, the end that connects to a computer has a USB A connection.my passport for mac

What If you Bought a WD My Passport for Mac?

The cable supplied with the WD My Passport for Mac is different. It still has the Micro B connection for the WD My Passport for Mac drive. But on the other end it has a USB C port. Check the USB port you have on your Mac and on your Windows PC

You may have a USB A port. Or on the newer Macs and Windows PCs you may have a USB C port. And find you’ll need an adaptor cable or device. The USB standard is thankfully backwards compatible. So as long as you have the right cable or adaptor you’ll be fine.

How to Make WD Passport Compatible with Mac and Windows

The method you’ll learn uses your Mac to format your WD passport for Mac and Windows.

I recommend doing it this way, as Macs can be choosy about what formats their hard drives.

And throw up issues when you format the external hard drive on a Windows PC and then you use on your Mac.

Setting up your WD My Passport drive on your Mac moves any of these issues out of the picture.my passport for mac

Side Note:

If you have documents, and files already on your WD My Passport drive copy them off before you start doing this.

If you can’t copy them off. Or you have no room either on the Mac or your Windows PC to put them there.

1. Turn on Your Mac and Log In.

Plug in your WD My Passport’s USB cable into its Micro USB B port. Then plug the other end into a USB port on your Mac.

The WD My Passport gets its power from the Mac and the drive’s LED light will start flashing as it powers up.

2. Look for the External Hard Drive Icon on your Desktop.

  • Or your Mac may give you a message asking whether you would like to format the WD My Passport drive.
  • If your Mac has asked that question select Yes.
  • If it hasn’t you’ll see an icon on your desktop like this.
  • External Drive Icon On Desktop
  • Your WD My Passport drive not showing up on the desktop?
  • Open a finder window. And click on Preferences.
  • Finder Preferences
  • Check the boxes ‘Hard Disks’ and ‘External Disks
  • Finder Preferences pick to Show External Driv
  • Now you open up a piece of software on your Mac called Disk Utility.
  • You’ll use Disk Utility to format your WD My Passport drive.
  • You find Disk Utility in the Applications folder on your Mac.
  • Applications Folder In Dock
  • Inside the Application folder you’ll see the Utilities folder. Double click on that.
  • Utilities In Application Folder
  • Then double click on Disk Utility.
  • Disk Utility In Utilities Folder
  • Your other way is to search for Disk Utility via the spotlight search.
  • You can find Spotlight search at the top of your desktop.
  • Spotlight Search Symbol
  • Click on spotlight search and type in ‘Disk Utility’.
  • Disk Utility In Spotlight Search
  • Double click on Disk Utility to open it up.

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3. Make Sure your WD My Passport External Drive is Chosen.

  • Select External Drive WD My Passport in Disk Utility
  • You click where I’ve circled on the above picture. You click at the ‘top level’ – where you see the WD My Passport drive first listed.
  • A small arrow head to the left of your My Passport external drive shows the levels.
  • If the drive levels are still not showing, click on view on the top left of your Disk Utility pop up window.
  • Disk Utility View Option
  • Then open up the view menu and click the box to show all devices.  The drive and the volume. Then you’ll be find to select your drive at the top level.
  • Now take a look at the top of the Disk Utility screen and click on the Erase option.
  • WD My Passport Disk Utility Erase Option

4. Give Your WD My Passport External Drive a Name.

  • On the next screen of Disk Utility you will be able to enter a new name for your WD My Passport drive. Why not choose a name that reflects is use on both Mac and Windows PC?
  • WD My Passport Disk Utility Formatting Page
  • For the drive format select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
  • And the Scheme is GUID Partition Map.
  • Click on Erase.
  • In a few moments the WD Passport drive is formatted.
  • You will format the WD My Passport drive twice. Once as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. The second time as ExFAT. This will make the WD My Passport hard drive compatible with Mac and Windows PC.
  • 5. Choose the WD My Passport Drive A Second Time.
  • WD My Passport Disk Utility Select External Drive
  • Double click on Erase.
  • 6. Then Select the ExFAT Format.
  • You have just formatted the WD Passport drive as a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. This time select ExFAT from the format drop down menu.
  • WD My Passport Selecting ExFAT on Disk Uitility
    Leave the partition map as GUID as before.
  • Then Select the Erase button at the bottom right of the window.
  • Several short moments later you’re done.
  • The WD My Passport drive is now formatted to work on both Mac and PC. And when you plug your My Passport drive into either you will be able to see the drive, read and write files. Copy and Paste files and create folders on both Mac and PC.
  • 7. Ejecting your WD My Passport Drive
  • Never just pull out your USB cable either from your Mac or your Windows PC. You need to eject the drive first.
  • By ejecting the drive your computer can write anything it is still holding in its memory to the hard drive. And you’ll keep the risk of corrupting your files to the smallest possible.

To Properly Eject the WD My Passport Drive.

  • 1. On your Mac. Put your cursor over the WD My Passport Icon on the desktop.
  • Right click. Next click on the Eject option.
  • Right Click to Eject WD My Passport Drive
  • 2. Wait until you can’t see the Icon on the desktop.
  • 3. Then check the LED lights on your WD My Passport drive. When they stop flickering and you have a steady constant light you know the drive is idle.
  • Then you’re free to unplug the USB cable.
  • An Alternative Way to Eject on your Mac or for Your PC
  • Go to the Finder Window on your Mac or the Explorer window on Windows PC. Right click on the file icon of your WD My Passport drive there.
  • Choose Eject.
  • Wait till the icon disappears and the flickering on the drive stops. Then you can pull out the USB cable.

How to Use a Passport for a Mac

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The Western Digital Passport provides expanded storage space and backup features for Windows-based and Macintosh computers. Format your Passport so the drive is compatible with the backup tools available in Mac OS X and so it can perform the common task of transferring files between the external hard drive and your Mac’s internal hard drive. OS X includes all the tools to format the drive and store files on the Passport external hard disk.

Format Passport

Step 1

Connect the USB cable from the Passport to an available USB port on your Mac.

Step 2

Click “Finder” and then click “Applications.” Click the “Utilities” folder and then double-click “Disk Utility.”

Step 3

Click “My Passport” on the left side of the program window and then select the “Erase” tab. Click the “Mac OS Extended” option in the “Volume Format” menu, then click “Erase” to format the drive for your Mac.

Use with Time Machine

Step 1

Plug the cable from the hard drive into an available USB port on your Mac.

Step 2

Click the “Time Machine” icon in the “Applications” window if the utility does not automatically appear.

Step 3

Click “Use as Backup Disk” to create a backup of your entire Mac on the Passport.

Store Files

Step 1

Connect the USB cable to an available USB port on your computer.

Step 2

Double-click the “Passport” icon on your desktop to open a folder associated with the external hard drive.

Step 3

Copy files and folders into the Passport’s folder to copy them onto the hard drive. Wait for them to be completely copied on to the hard drive, then click the “Passport” icon on your desktop. Drag the icon above the “Trash” icon and then release your mouse button to safely eject the Passport external hard drive from your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why Didn’t My WD Passport Work on My Mac and PC?

WD My Passport is sold with a file system called NTFS (New Technology File System). A file system is how the My Passport external drive stores your all your files. Whether they are documents, photos or music on the drive. Your Mac can read NTFS. So when you plug in the drive your Mac can see the documents. And you can copy them off onto your Mac.

But you can’t write any files back, update any of the documents or delete them. This is because all those actions mean the Mac has to write to the drive and it can’t.

2. Why Can’t ‘WD Passport For Mac’ work on Windows?

The version of the Western Digital external drive sold in a ‘For Mac’ guise does not work on Windows. Not without some third party software or without reformatting. Why?

Because the file system on the WD Passport For Mac external hard drive is a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system. This file system is also call HFS+. A Windows PC cannot see, read, write to that file system.

To share that drive between a Mac and Windows PC you need software. Software that translates HFS+ into something the PC can understand.

3. How to Open WD My Passport for Mac on Windows?

Because WD My Passport for Mac has a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) file system (HFS+) written on it. Your Windows PC can’t see, or open the drive.

Your options are to use a third party software solution that sits on your windows PC. This software would allow your PC to see, read and write to the drive.

Or you can reformat the drive to ExFAT and freely open the WD Passport without any special software on it.

4. Why ExFAT when Formatting WD Passport for Mac and Windows?

Because both your Mac and Windows PC can read and write to ExFAT.

What does this mean?

Copy your documents onto an ExFAT formatted WD My Passport drive. And plug into either computer.

Whether it’s your Mac and or your PC it will see those documents.

And use those documents on both computers. If it’s your music collection you want to enjoy and listen to on both your Mac and PC, then you can with ExFAT.

Both a Mac and a Windows PC can also read and write to FAT32 formatted drives.

Why didn’t I suggest that?

And you may see some sites suggesting you format to FAT32.

But FAT32 has a file size restriction of 4GB. OK, so you’ll likely have file sizes smaller than that.

But as the older file system standard FAT32 is slow.

Much slower than ExFAT. And ExFAT can store a file up to 16 Exibyte in size.

These days ExFAT is the file system to choose for your modern Mac and Windows PC.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X Kodiak, 10.0 (Cheetah), 10.1 (Puma), 10.2 (Jaguar), 10.3 (Panther), 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion)
  • OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • macOS 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.14 (Mojave), 10.15 (Catalina), 11.0 (Big Sur) and Later Version.
  • Supported Hardware: Intel or Apple Chip (M1) or PowerPC Mac.

Last Words

I hope I inspired you to take the 7 steps to set up your WD My Passport Crack For Mac and for your Windows PC. You’ll find it so much easier when you can work on your documents from either computer. See the photos you’ve stored on both or hear your favorite tunes on your Mac or PC.

Don’t just read – go ahead and give it a go. It is easy use your WD My Passport for Mac and Windows in 7 steps.

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