QUICK STEPS: WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Installation

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB is an external portable hard drive that delivers quick and easy storage, which enhances the performance of your PC. The device is designed compactly and stylishly. WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive also comes up with WD discovery software that enriches the device's performance by providing backup facilities, importing your content from cloud storage, password protection, which makes your files and documents safe and secure. One of the device's main features is user-friendliness, and you can install the hard drive quickly and easily. Let us see how to do WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Installation.

Steps to set up WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive

  • Unpack the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive.
  • Turn on your PC and connect the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive to the PC.
  • Make sure the LED light on the device turns on.
  • The WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive icon pops up on your PC. Double-click on the icon to open the hard drive window and make sure the WD utilities are listed on the WD hard drive page.
  • If not, wait for few seconds until the WD software installs the proper driver for your device.
  • Now, click on WD Discovery and install the software to access your WD My Passport Ultra 2TB hard drive.
  • Wait for few minutes until the installation completes and click Finish after the installation process.
  • Now, you can access your WD device as external storage device.
 WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Installation

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WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Driver Download

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Driver enables you to enhance the performance of your device, which helps to improve the quality of the PC. WD hard drive driver enables some additional features like backup of all the data, improve the capacity, password protection, etc.

  • You can download the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Installation software from the device, which comes with the driver inbuilt.
  • Double-click on the WD discovery.exe file to install the software.
  • You can even download the software from the official web page of WD and make sure you download the software that supports your OS.
  • If there is no internet connectivity, you can also download the WD drive utilities from the WD software offline installers.

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Drivers for Mac

  • Turn on your Mac and connect WD My Passport Ultra to your Mac.
  • The WD My Passport icon appears on your desktop. Click to view the hard drive page.
  • Make sure the utilities are listed on the hard drive screen.
  • Click on the WD Discovery folder and double-click on the WD Discovery .dmg file to install the driver software.
  • You can even download the software from the official web page of WD.
  • Make sure your Mac is connected to the internet, open your web browser and go to the official web page of WD.
  • Search for WD My Passport Ultra for Mac and select the Support page to download the driver software.
  • Click on the Download option and select Software for Mac, and make sure you download the software that supports your Mac OS.
  • For WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Installation, First Install the software and launch the driver.
  • You can even download WD utilities from the WD software offline installers for Mac if you don't have an Internet connection.

WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Drivers for Windows

  • Turn on your Windows PC and connect it to the internet.
  • Connect your WD My Passport Ultra hard drive to your Windows PC.
  • Click on the WD My Passport icon to view the files on the drive. Make sure the utilities are listed on the drive screen.
  • Open the WD discovery folder and double-click on the WD Discovery .exe file to download the software.
  • You can even download the software from the official web page of WD.
  • Open your web browser and go to the official web page of WD.
  • Search for WD My Passport Ultra 2TB and select the Support page to download the software.
  • Select Software for Windows and download the software that supports your PC's OS.
  • For Install the software on the software and firmware download page.
  • If there is no internet connectivity, you can also download WD Drive utilities from the WD Software Offline installers for Windows.
Install WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Drivers

How Do I Install WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Drivers?

  • Turn on your PC and connect the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB external drive to the PC.
  • Open the WD icon that pops up on the screen, click on the WD Discovery folder, and double-click on the WD discovery installation file to install the driver software.
  • You can also download the software from the official web page of WD.
  • Search and locate the driver file on the Downloads page.
  • Double-click on the driver file to install the software.
  • Click Install after accepting the terms and conditions.
  • Wait until the installation process completes.
  • Select Finish after the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Installation process.

How Do I Recover Data From WD My Passport Ultra 2TB External Hard Drive?

The first and foremost point to remember before recovering data is to back up the files. You can recover all of the data only if you back up the files and documents. Let us see how to recover data using the WD backup utility.

  • Open the WD backup utility and select the Restore option from the top of the window.
  • Select your WD external device to restore the data from where the backup is saved and click Next.
  • Select the location to where you want to restore the files and click Next.
  • Click Select files to select the files that you want to restore and click Restore after choosing the files.
  • Wait until the restoring process completes.
  • You can now access the files you restored from the WD My Passport Ultra 2TB external hard drive.

Why Is My WD External Ultra 2TB Hard Drive Not Showing Up?

If the WD My Passport Ultra external device is not detected on your PC, you can perform some basic troubleshooting to detect the external drive. It occurs due to some technical errors. Let us see how to make your external device visible on your computer.

  • Restart your PC, as restarting is the primary method to enable some programs from the sleep mode. So try restarting your PC and check whether your device is recognized on your PC.
  • Disconnect your USB cable from the PC which is connected to your WD My Passport Ultra external device, and try connecting again to another USB port. Make sure it works or try changing your USB cable and check whether this method works.
  • This error also occurs due to clashes of drive letters. Try changing the drive letter of your external device and check whether the problem persists. Go to the Start menu, right-click on My Computer, and select the Manage option. Choose Disk management, right-click on your WD hard drive, and select Change drive letter and paths. Now, assign a new drive letter and make sure it works.

If any of the above methods don't work, format your external drive. Go to Disk management and right-click on the unallocated space of the external hard drive. Choose New simple volume, provide the required details, and select Perform a quick format. Wait until the format process takes place and ensure your device is detected on your PC.

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