[Solved] WD My Passport Lost Partition

Need help to restore WD My Passport lost partition? Refer to this article with detailed info and methods and get everything back to normal.


By Lora / Updated on November 10, 2022

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“How do I recover a lost partition on my external hard drive?”

Western Digital My Passport, a product of WD portable hard drive manufactured by the world’s leading storage solution provider – Western Digital Corp, is widely prevalent among hard disk users.

With so many excellent features, auto backup, encryption, compatibility, etc., WD My Passport is preferred by users. But some users are complaining about WD My Passport partition loss.


I have 1TB WD My passport. Since last few weeks, I can't access it anymore. Hard disk still blinking but partition missing in disk management still in the safe remove hard ware. Wonder if there is a way to recover the data.


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Have you met a similar condition? It can be stated firmly that no users can escape from partition loss; users might have accidentally deleted partitions. And the same is for Western Digital My Passport users:

Accidental deletion, partition corruption, hard disk failure, formatting, etc. So many factors can lead to partition loss. If you have encountered WD My Passport partition loss, now several solutions are ready for you.


How to recover WD My Passport lost partition?

How to recover Western Digital My Passport lost partition? As long as no data overwriting occurs, restoring the partition and realizing WD data recovery simultaneously is possible. Here several methods can be of some help.

1. Quick fixes to realize WD My Passport partition recovery

Before the solutions to recover WD My Passport lost partition, work is necessary beforehand. If all partitions are unavailable because the WD My Passport didn’t mount:

  • Check if the connection between the external hard disk and the PC is loose.
  • Try another USB cable/USB port/PC.
  • Try updating the WD My Passport driver.

2. Recover Western Digital my passport lost partition using CMD

If the one partition of Western Digital My Passport is invisible in File Explorer:

Follow the steps to assign a drive letter to it.

Step 1. Run Command Prompt as administrator > input “diskpart” > “list disk” > “select disk 0”. Please remember to select the WD disk.

Step 2. Input “list volume” > “select volume 1”. Input the actual number of the lost volume on the WD My Passport drive.

Step 3. Input “assign letter = x”. Choose a letter different from all the existing letters.


If WD My passport lost partition because you accidentally deleted it, then the next solution is the best choice for you.

3. Restore WD my passport lost partition effortlessly

Whether accidental or intentional, deletion is the first reason for partition loss. In this case, CMD can never help you restore lost WD partitions. Moreover, using CMD can be dangerous because wrong commands might damage the data and the system.

For users who want to perform WD My Passport partition recovery safely and quickly, professional software will be of great help.

AOMEI Partition recovery software can be of great help. This app is specially designed for Windows users, facilitating them with its unique features.

Using it, all users can get help in several aspects.

Efficient. It can assist users to recover lost volumes from external hard drives/internal storage devices, like HDD/SSD/USB/SD card, etc. 
Versatile. It helps users manage their partitions and hard drives: merge/convert/delete/format partitions. 
Compatible. It supports Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP, etc., and applies to all File Systems like NTFS, ReFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ext3, ext4, and so on.

Now please download AOMEI Partition Assistant and follow the 3 simple steps to recover Western Digital My Passport lost partition.

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Before WD My Passport partition recovery, stop using it to prevent any data overwriting.

Step 1. Run the software> Partition recovery wizard > select the external WD drive> Next.


Step 2. Select a search method. Fast Search is recommended for the first scan to save you time.


Step 3. Select the deleted WD partition > Proceed.


It can scan hard disk for deleted partitions within several minutes.

FAQ about partition recovery

If you need to recover WD My Passport lost partition, please refer to this tutorial for help. In case you may have further questions, some Q&A is prepared here.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.