WD passport not showing up as a drive on computer after being flashed

Hello, I used Balena Etcher to boot into linux ubuntu today, and after I did it, I need to clear out its data and use it as a regular drive again, but it is not showing up anywhere in windows, only in the Balena Etcher application. the device is plugged in through usb to micro usb, and has a power indicator in the top corner. Any help is appreciated.

Hello @godisgod418,

Welcome to our forums! In order to be able to use the drive, you’ll need to add a filesystem to the drive that Windows can recognize. You can take a look at this guide (under “How to Recover a USB Drive or SD Card”) for information on how to do it.


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