Windows 10: File explorer and WD external HDD

Discus and support File explorer and WD external HDD in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; File explorer is struggling with my 2 external WD My Book 3TB HDD Problems: 1 of the drives will keep running randomly all night (and gets real... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Robbie, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Robbie Win User

    File explorer and WD external HDD


    File explorer is struggling with my 2 external WD My Book 3TB HDD

    Problems:
    1 of the drives will keep running randomly all night (and gets real hot) after PC shut down.
    When trying to write a batch to one of the drives explorer keeps trying to access the drive, cannot open it and becomes unresponsive (task bar icons disappear).

    No new software available from WD



    :)
     
    Robbie, Jan 19, 2016
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  2. Ken 1948 Win User

    backup cant access external hdd after creators update

    after upgrading to creators update backup software is denied access to external wd hdd. I can access files on the external hdd using explorer
     
    Ken 1948, Jan 19, 2016
    #2
  3. Sepidroy Win User
    WD 5TB cloud not shows in windows Explorer

    Hi,

    I have a WD external HDD( WD 5TB cloud) that was working fine with my network, Which is simple home router based network. Last week I upgraded my windows 7 to Windows 10. From then, my WD HDD folders don't showup in windows explorer, where I could easily
    move my files around. Now I have to work only with web base portal, which is demanding and slow.

    I searched thru internet and found out that people have this problem. I followed some of solution, Like adding line to registry, windows credential and none of them work.

    My windows can find TV and DVD player but not my WD HDD.

    What should I do?

    Thanks
     
    Sepidroy, Jan 19, 2016
    #3
  4. dalchina New Member

    File explorer and WD external HDD

    dalchina, Jan 19, 2016
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  5. Robbie Win User
    Can try to do that, although a sleep (standby) mode is already programmed in WD Smartware. It works most of the time but a few times a week it's a problem.

     
    Robbie, Apr 5, 2018
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