It could be troublesome if your wd my passport cannot be recognized or my passport not showing up in Windows 10 this pc or file explorer. This page introduces free fixes for my passport not showing up errors.
Western digital my passport may suffer logical damages or physical damages that could make it no longer visible in your computer no matter the file explorer or this pc.
If your western digital external disk is not showing up in file explorer, or it is not visible under this pc, you may go to disk management to see whether it would show up there.
It would be lucky if your disk can still work under disk management. It would be much easier to fix the disk error under such situation. Simply format it if it still shows up under disk management no matter it shows as raw state or uninitialized, or blank...
Fix #a, format it.
Fix #b, If it cannot be formatted, delete it and then load it again, initialize it or create new partition for it.
If my passport no matter 1tb, 2tb, 4tb or 5tb could not be detected neither under disk management nor the file explorer, here are the fixes for you.
Step 1: Reload it in device manager by uninstalling it at first
Step 2: Reconnect it, scan for hardware changes to reload it
FAQ - Why my passport detected but cannot open on Windows 10
Answer: the disk may have suffered logical errors that can be mostly fixed by chkdsk or simply by reformatting it.
Last updated on June 11, 2021