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Mionet application does'nt open

Mionet appears to be running, there is a trayicon.
and the services are visible in taskmanager.
i can stop and start mionet but the GUI wil not appear.

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    Same problem, and I can't connect through the flash application on their site either.

  • NASuser Nov 11, 2008

    I have the 500GB drive. I'm planning on uninstalling and reinstalling the mionet software.

  • NASuser Nov 12, 2008

    Also, the the web interface at does not work. It says "unable to connect".

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    Same here. The tray icon seems normal, but when I right click the tray icon and choose manage, mionet does nothing. I can't open the user interface or access my drives.

    It was working last night, and I did not modify my computer since then!

  • MIAGISON Jan 31, 2009

    I have a similar problem, installed Mionet on my two home computers, all good and going. In the morning not working. Mionet icon on desktop starts up, begins to load and drops out, I have signed in and it shows this but NO screen loads to give access to control Mionet!!!

    This is a new 500Gb WD My Book World Edition.

    "Anywhere Access" what a F... joke !!!

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    same problem for me. I can't access the GUI or the drives. It seems to have started after the most recently microsoft update???

  • thepogopaper Mar 16, 2009

    Same problem - mionet/WD worldbook is very disapointing...
    I have been working on this and I beleive in is a Java problem.
    I do not think mionet is the cause. I have sent a share to someone who does not have mionet installed and they are experiencning the same problem.

  • jretzlaff Mar 31, 2009

    Same problem. After going to setup Mionet after a HD failure on my laptop, it won't work. Mionet task tray icon is there, however when I click manage, nothing happens... spent 1.5 hours on the phone with WD and they had me ping the drive, pings fine. I can map the drive however when you click on the drive it sayd "folder is empty" even though right below that is says that 668 of the 957GB is used. Can someone PLEASE HELP!?!?! WD says my MyBook "partition is corrupted", though it never moves and hasn't evenbeen accessed in a couple months. PLEASE HELP ME!

  • donegan_jpd Mar 31, 2009

    I have the same problem. GUI will not open after recent update. Tried reming Norton 360 (in case it was the cause), reloaded mionet many times to no avail. I have a Vista and a XP machines with same problem. I have another Vista machine I have not yet rebooted after recent upgrades and it works OK. I am not sure if it is a microsoft upgrade or a java upgrade that is the culprit. Any solutions

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2009

    the mionet program wont open


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Two things to consider:
1. make sure the drive is connected; you can do so by trying to browse the drive through the my computer network places, or by pinging to the drive's ip; meaning the drive must have to be connected and communicating to your pc
2. completely uninstall the Mionet desktop tool, restart the pc, and then reinstall the Mionet desktop tool.

good luck !!!

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Nov 14, 2009 | Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB...

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I can not find my Worldbook drive on the network sometimes it's there and sometimes it's not there. I am running Windows 7

Are you using it with or without Mionet?

If you have the MBW blue rings version it may be a compatibility issue.

NB: only do this if you're not using mionet! (this is for MBW Blue Rings)

If the drive worked without problems for a period of, perhaps you could try resetting it (this will reset the drive to DHCP - If you had it set to static before and the login details will be default again username: admin | password: 123456). Your data will not be effected by the reset

Reset for MBW White Light: (refer to the link for reset prosses using mionet in the last link)!!&p_li=&p_topview=1

If you are using Mionet, refer to this link for instructions:!!&p_li=&p_topview=1

Hope this helps!

Nov 10, 2009 | Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB...

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Mybookworld is not visible in mionet

Give up. I've had Mionet for over a year, and I have not been able to reliably access it remotely using Mionet, even on a 32-bit system. Mionet is finally advertising a 64-bit system, yet it still doesn't work--the drive shows "offline". Advice from Mionet in my many attempts to get support says to reset the hard drive--kinda hard when you're away on vacation. Even using Mionet web doesn't work reliably. In the end, the many, many chances I've given Mionet and Western Digital support to fix this have only resulted in frustration, delays, and ineffective advice. Overall, Western Digital has failed to produce a product that's remotely accessible, and you're left with a local-access-only outboard hard drive.

Oct 28, 2009 | Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB...

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Can't map network drive WD Blue ring edition

The Failed Mount issue is usually caused by Internet Security settings. The most common way to resolve it is to add the following files/ports to the exceptions list of your firewall(s) -- in some cases you will need to add it to the Windows Firewall, even if you have another Firewall installed as well:

MioNet.exe (C:\Program Files\MioNet\jvm\bin\MioNet.exe)
MioNetManager.exe (C:\Program Files\MioNet\MioNetManager.exe)
ServiceStatusGui.exe (C:\Program Files\MioNet\ServiceStatusGui.exe)

These ports are also required for MioNet to create a drive-letter for remote drives:
TCP In/Out 443
TCP In/Out 445

Aug 21, 2009 | Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB...

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I can't access my drive through mionet. My son accidently unplugged the world book and I can't access it ever since. Should I reinstall the mionet. I can't remember if there were any installation CD that...

Once the My Book World has been plugged back in, it will request a new IP from the Router. If the drive was unplugged accidentally, the ethernet cable may have also been knocked loose: make sure all cables are attached to the Router and the My Book World.

If your drive is still not appearing properly in MioNet, you can do a Hardware and Software reset on the drive. It will not affect your data, and it will allow you to re-attach the drive to your MioNet account. You do not need to reinstall MioNet to do this.\

1. Turn off My Book World
2. Identify the reset button on the back of My Book World
3. Depress the reset button while restarting My Book World
4. Keep the reset button depressed for about 10 seconds after you see blue lights on My Book World

You should now be able to sign in to the Shared Storage Manager as admin/123456.

5. Please open your web browsers and enter (without the quotes) "http://<IP address of My Book World>" or "http://mybookworld" in the address bar. The Shared Storage Manager web page will appear.
6. Once you have accessed the Western Digital Shared Storage Manager please select "General Setup" then choose "WD Anywhere Access settings." Use the default username of "admin" and default password of "123456" (without the quotes). On the following page you will have three buttons to select, please click on the "Reset" button. This will return the MioNet software on My Book World to default settings.
7. From within the MioNet Client, go to File > Remove Computer. Locate the My Book World (WDStorage, MyBookWorld, or whatever you named it) and remove it.
8. If you do not see a new window from MioNet informing you that you have a storage device available, "Scan for Cameras and New Devices…" to detect the unit.

Jun 11, 2009 | Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB...

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MioNet does not see my WD MBWE (1T)

I do have a MBWE but have been using the explorer and not Mionet, so just a suggestion:
1. I would uninstall Mionet completely, restart the pc and then reinstall Mionet.
2. I would also try assigning a static IP for the MBWE; this can be set through your router's setup page;

If you're following anyone of these two and want to post response please do so, and good luck !!!

Jan 09, 2009 | Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB...

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Mionet application doesn't show files in subfolders of shared folders

I believe you have a choice of using either the web interface or the desktop version of Mionet when you are on the same network (LAN), and as you mentioned both of you have no problem when you are on the same network as the NAS drive (MBWE) is.

When you are out of the local network where your NAS drive is, the only choice you would have is the web interface of Mionet. Eventhough you may have installed the desktop version of Mionet tool on a remote PC, I don't think you can access through that desktop tool. Sorry !!!

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