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WD Passport: What steps needed to start copying files from a MacBook?

Last Modified: 2020-11-05
I bought a USB WD drive, plugged it into my Mac, ran some DMG file (Install Discovery for Mac), but can not get the Mac to view the drive as Read/Write.

I suspect the DMG file was more about giving WD access to my drive. So, I chose "Do Not Share".

What is wrong with this picture?

I do not want this as a Time Machine backup.

I want this for my own personal backup.  


I guess I could just format the drive as a normal Mac drive. Could anyone remind me of which Mac App to use to do this?
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curiouswebsterSoftware Engineer


I ended up using Utilities > Disk Utility > Erase > Journaled, Encrypted.

That was what I was expecting, not anything to do with Microsoft...thanks.

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