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Discus and support how do I restore a system image from a Western Digital external drive locked with their... in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I reformatted a crashed drive and created a USB recovery drive. I successfully reinstalled Windows 10 on the drive but I really would prefer to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by ConradBerube, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. how do I restore a system image from a Western Digital external drive locked with their...


    I reformatted a crashed drive and created a USB recovery drive.


    I successfully reinstalled Windows 10 on the drive but I really would prefer to restore the drive from a disk image I created some time ago.


    Unfortunately the disk image is on a a Western Digital external drive that is locked with their unlock.exe program which cannot be disabled or deleted.


    As far as I can see, the "repair disk/troubleshoot/system image recovery" provides no options for accessing a disk image on a locked drive.


    Any suggestions on how to proceed?

    :)
     
    ConradBerube, Jan 17, 2020
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    I think it's not backing up at all. Prior to the Recovery it was backing up to Western Digital Passport external drive. I have everything else restored, and the Passport drive shows it's functioning properly, but I can't see that there's a backup at all,
    anywhere.
     
    ubergrammyplus, Jan 17, 2020
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  3. problem with opening an western Digital external hard drive with windows 10 operating system

    Problem with opening and recogni...zing an western Digital external hard drive with windows 10 operating system. Does windows 10 destroy western ditigal drives?
     
    AngelaGordon, Jan 17, 2020
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  4. JGDTexas Win User

    how do I restore a system image from a Western Digital external drive locked with their...

    Western Digital USB Backup Drive and MS Auto Optimization

    I have a Western Digital external USB drive that automatically backs up files.

    After upgrading to Win 10 I was surprised to see that it was listed with C:, etc. and it appears to be there because Win 10 intends to analyze and optimize it. I don't think Win 10 should be messing with the files on the Western Digital drive because the
    WD s/w will probably not be able to retrieve anything. Thanks.

    Two questions:

    - is Win 10 going to try and optimize the WD drive and files?

    - if so, how do I remove it from the list?
     
    JGDTexas, Jan 17, 2020
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