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

Ram Lalit October 21, 2012

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!

  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"
    you can do this on another pc having windows?

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

    You could use VirtualBox ( to install Windows inside a virtual machine and use it inside of linux to unlock your drive.