How to unlock WD Smart Unlock of WD Passport external drive in Fedora?

Ram Lalit October 21, 2012
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I bought a WD Passport Essential external hard disk, copied all the stuff into it in Windows 7 and got rid of Windows 7.

The hard disk has a software called WD Smart Unlock. Until that is run the hard disk is not visible. Then I installed Fedora. Now SmartUnlock.exe doesn’t open in Fedora. Then I downloaded Wine, but in vain. So please help!

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  1. Abba Jee
    November 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    as hda14 said, i used it in windows first, disabled its password there, now i can use it in fedora , Ubuntu :) so i guess its a temporary solution if you still want it password protected i guess it will take sometime to pop in an idea in a geek brain "how to do it"

    • Abba Jee
      November 24, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      sorry it was ha14 i misspelled it :S

  2. ha14
    October 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Using SmartWare to remove the password from the drive will also remove the "WD Unlocker"
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/passport-vcd.html
    you can do this on another pc having windows?

  3. Dino Pearsons
    October 21, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    You could use VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/) to install Windows inside a virtual machine and use it inside of linux to unlock your drive.