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Only showing as a network device on 2 of the 3 pcs on the network

Gday.

Just bought a WD My Book World Edition HDD. Set it up on a network between 3 PC and it appears on 2 of the 3. Only one it doesnt appear on is the main one I want it on... typical.

Other 2 PCs that show the My Book on the network are running through the same ethernet switch as the one that isnt so thats not an issue. I even connected the My Book directly to the PC that wont detect it and still nothing. All of the PCs are running Vista. 2 of the 3 are running 64 bit version. One of the PCs running 64 bit vista is fine, the other doesnt detect it. This is probably a local issue for that particular PC but I dont know where to start. The network connection is fine as thats the same connection I use for the internet (which is currently running through the same ethernet hub).

All 3 PCs show on the network when checked on each PC. Seems the PCs are networking ok, just cant get this drive to show on 1 of them.

If someone can tell me where to start that would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Did u added the new network devices, or did u wait till thy popped up?
If u didn't added them manually, then go to networklocations, add network location, press next, and again next, then type in \\mybookworld\"here the name of the folder of your mybook, ex. Movies or music,.." (without " ")

Do it for every folder.

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