Windows 10: WD Book 3TB Cannot be Accessed

Discus and support WD Book 3TB Cannot be Accessed in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Windows 10 Pro - 1909, OS Build: 18363.657 Howdy Folks, *Smile Shortly after a successful Macrium Reflect full backup [SSD Primary Image & HDD... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by jdUnionngarden, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. WD Book 3TB Cannot be Accessed


    Windows 10 Pro - 1909, OS Build: 18363.657

    Howdy Folks, *Smile
    Shortly after a successful Macrium Reflect full backup [SSD Primary Image & HDD Secondary Files & Folders .mrbak] on my desktop the Book failed backing up my laptop.
    Disk Manager says it needs to be initialized (attached) and Reflect shows it to be empty (attached).
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    It's certainly old enough to be replaced. I will do that.
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    I'm hoping one of my friends here can suggest how I might salvage some files. I could take it apart and see if it will fit in my SATA docking station. (?) I'm guessing there *may* be something else to try first.

    Much appreciation goes out to all who read this and to those who reply! *Cool

    :)
     
    jdUnionngarden, Feb 29, 2020
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  2. WD Book not recognized by windows 10

    I have seen that a lot of people have this problem. I just bought a new system today and all my data was backed up on my WD Book. Using the WD tools I have verified there is no problem with the Drive. It does not show up in file manager. I have tried
    to change drive letters but windows will not do it. Nothing happens. I have tried ejecting turning off the power reconnecting and every other suggestion including changing USB ports. Drive seems to be working fin but does not display as a drive on the PC.
    I need a solution that works not more online suggestions.

    Thanks
     
    GlennMacisaac, Feb 29, 2020
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  3. xpac5896 Win User
    Problem with WD My Book WD Unlocker showing twice when in Explore


    I have a WD 3tb My Book using WD Unlocker for the drive. I use this drive unlocked as I am the only one using the drive and no password required. There are 2 problems I'm having.
    The first is that when I start Win 10 Pro, 64bit, I get an error message telling me that "The recycle bin on J:\\ is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin for this drive". It doesn't matter if I do either because the next time I start Windows, I get the message again. I did find a way to reset the Recycle Bin on the drive but it only lasts for a couple of days and it's back again.
    Secondly, When I'm in Explore, I noticed that the software that the My Book uses for security, password protection, is listed twice for the same drive, see attachment, and I'm thinking this should only show up once. Both instances of drive "H" are virtual drives. I called WD and talked to their tech department and the guy told me that this is the first time this subject has came up, maybe my machine is weird. I'm just wondering if this could have something to do with my first problem.
    At this point I'm totally out of ideas. I'm hoping that someone here could shed some light on either or both situations.
    Appreciate any help. Thanx
     
    xpac5896, Feb 29, 2020
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  4. Grownman Win User

    WD Book 3TB Cannot be Accessed

    Win 7 showing 746gb for 3tb drive?

    I recently purchased a WD 3TB green internal hardrive for backups. Upon booting into windows, the drive only shows 746gb's.

    I've already gone into device manager and updated the Nforce Serial ATA and the bios shows 3000. (I assume that is for the 3tb's?)

    I am not trying to install windows on the drive, but just use it as another drive for backup needs.
    I have tried to go to disk management and format the drive but it will not allow me.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

    _______________________________________
    EVGA 780i SLI
    Q9550
    Primary - WD 1TB Black
    Backup - WD 2TB Black
    Backup - External WD 2TB elements
    *Backup - WD 3TB Green
     
    Grownman, Feb 29, 2020
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