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I have another question just tried my WD passport and the unlocker won't open. I have wine installed and tried to unlock it through there does anyone know if its possible to open that application so i can unlock my passport and get access to my backed files and if so is there a way to remove that ?

another thing is i have installed the redshift gui as i'm a avid flux user from my mac to windows and i can not live with out it.
the gui works very well except one thing is it possible to keep it always as an icon in my panel tray at the bottom not a huge deal
having to load it up everytime i restart just wondering if it was possible. thanks everyone!
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 08:03:27 pm »
Two separate questions here .. can the redshift autostart one go in a topic of its own please.
(so it can be marked solved even if we cannot fix the WD passport issue)

Separate topic for each issue please ;)
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 08:06:46 pm »
sure  sorry i for posting both in one topic i was unware.
ill post redshift in another topic
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 09:38:00 pm »
I'm pretty sure (though not 100% that this is just some software encryption that's autostarted within Windows.

So you have 2 options.

a) in windows, copy all the date off the drive to another drive (so it's now unencrypted) .. format this one (as NTFS) .. copy the data back
then If you really want it encrypted,  use TrueCrypt to encrypt it .. TrueCrypt works in both Linux and Windows

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b) run Windows in a VM, and unlock it in Windows.
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 09:39:58 pm »
i tried running wine which i think is VM and tried unlocking it but it didn't seem to work is there a certain process i need to do in order to try that?
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 09:43:24 pm »
WINE is NOT a VM .. it's a compatibility layer

A VM is a virtual PC where you will actually install a proper copy of windows onto .. think Virtualbox or VMware
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 09:44:30 pm »
ok thanks i will look into that...if i can find out info on that or i will see if someone with windows will allow me to plug my HD in and maybe see if i can take off the Locking software if thats possible?
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2014, 09:52:31 pm »
You cannot just take off the software .. that would be a disaster.

The software encrypts the data .. so you'd need to use a windows PC to unlock it, then copy the data OFF that drive to another drive (so you now have an UN-encrypted copy).

Only then would it be safe to ditch the software .. but then you'd need to format the WD passport as it'd contain encrypted data just taking up space.

then copy the unencrypted data back.
(so the drive now contains just the unencrypted data)

make sense ?
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 11:37:33 am »
thanks actually that does make sense. I'm going to see if i can get access to a windows computer that has a decent amount of storage on it so i can
put the files on it (i think my friends home built may work) than try to format the drive with out the locker on it hopefully that will work thanks!
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 04:00:10 pm »
so how would i run a virtual machine so i can unlock this drive in case i ever want to put files on it?
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2014, 04:56:57 pm »
Firstly you'd need a copy of Windows.
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2014, 06:11:03 pm »
ah ok hmmm this is a problem. i think the best bet for me is to get a new HD and transfer the files from m other HD which has everything backed up on it except for a few new files maybe i can upload a few things from someone elses computer to drop box than transfer them that way too.
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2014, 07:28:00 pm »
You seem to have been quite unlucky with your external hard drives  :o

If you're buying another one, make sure it's just a basic external HDD without any hardware encryption.

Then we'll use it to transfer the stuff off the other 2, then fix them, then transfer the stuff back.
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Re: 2 more issues WD PASSPORT unlocker won't unlock/redshift gui
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2014, 07:33:33 pm »
thanks just tried to turn off journaling on my friends mac but i didnt realize she was using mavricks which is probably why it didnt work.
ill buy a new drive and just transfer everything to it from here being this one works as far as getting the files i just cant put anything on it.
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