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How do I disable the password lock on my My book 1 TB, I want to so I may use it directly with my xbox 360, since it won't pick it up on my pc list.

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Did you get a solution for this? –  ntombela Jun 18 '11 at 20:18

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Your question is not clear, has the password been set, and you forgot it?

http://community.wdc.com/t5/External-Drives-for-Mac/WD-My-Book-1TB-locked-out/td-p/6860 states the following:

  1. Unplug and plug in Drive again.
  2. You will be prompted to type in password.
  3. Type five wrong password.
  4. After 5th time, you will be prompted with screen to check off and give your drive storage back in exchange of giving up data. * There is no way to get password back (no exception; not even from WD)*

Or look for the user guide here http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=1&lang=en

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Thanks. I just got badly burnt by this. Its hard to imagine what kind of dumb fuck software engineer would design a system like this. Ok, may be for the pathetic engineers WD has its not possible to have the unlock work on Linux. (who uses Linux but for some weed smoking long haired guys living in their parents' basement, right ?). But for heavens sake can't they throw a big warning when someone sets the password that it can't be unlocked from Linux ? –  Santhosh Jul 25 at 9:23
@Santhosh I have never been a fan of firmware level passwords. –  Moab Jul 25 at 16:37

This came to the front page, so I'll reply, but the OP probably wiped it already.

See if you had installed anything from a CD originally to enable this password set-up. You should summon the same program to seek the option to change the known password to an empty one. If you don't remember the original password, then you will have to clean-wipe it.

My best guess is that the PC list means your "My Computer" list of disks. If it used to just be there originally and suddenly disappeared, you have a disk problem totally unrelated to passwords. Then I would recommend running the original CD's recovery programs (or use the Moab's links and download anything that looks useful for your exact WD model.)

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