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"My Book"....the drive is running but will not open on my desktop.  I have a MAC.  I have unplugged it; I have changed the connection directly to my computer; what else can I do?

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Your my book is damaged you will have to get a new one

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You will need to recover the data using something like asoftech data recovery program.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/


I've had to use it many times in the past but in this case you need to plug that drive into another Windows system as an external drive or slave drive and run the software from there. It will rebuild the drive and hopefully recover the files.
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To move files by connecting your Mac directly to your PC:
  1. Connect your Mac to your PC using a standard Ethernet cable.
  2. Make sure that both computers are turned on.
  3. In the Finder on your Mac, choose Connect to Server from the Go menu to open the window.
  4. Type your PC's network address in the Server Address text box using one of these formats:
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You didn't say how you are connecting the drive. with a MBP you should be able to play the movies if the drive transfer speed is enough. Try moving the movie onto the desktop and playing it, if that works, then it's a transfer speed problem. If not, then you probably need the right piece of software to run it. I'd try VLC which is an open source player that takes almost any content type.

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My removable disk e still says to insert disk after it is connected?


Disk e? are you running xp on an intel mac? if so, then the drive letter probably changed. Windows does that now and again. Open up the my computer icon, then plug in the disk while looking there. The drive that shows up is the external.

Not running XP? then possibly something wrong with your drive. Open up the System Profiler (located in your utilities folder) and check under the appropriate section (USB for a usb disk etc.) and see if it shows up there. If not, try rebooting with the device connected. If still not showing up, check it in a different computer, see if it shows up there.

If you are still having trouble, let me know and we will open up the console window and have some real fun!

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Try to change the File system of the hard drive to FAT. It is currently in NTFS. Mac recognizes NTFS file system as read only. You must use the disc utility and format it with a volume format of MS DOS.

By changing it to MS DOS (FAT) you can use it with Mac and PC. Readable and writable.

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Same problem with western digital hard drives not working with os lepoard-- but this time on a mac pro desktop tower-- too bad 4 me : (


If you have the my book world (blue rings), this NAS drive isn't compatible with apple. I have managed to get one of these drives working on a mac before, but the majority of the time, its unsuccessful.

We can give it a shot however...

First off reset the drive to get the default settings (skip this part, if you've never had the drive work before)

Reset Process: Knowledge base answer ID 1521

From the Go menu, select 'connect to server'. In the open field type: smb://mybookworld/public

NB: the drive name, by default, could be wdstorage, mybookworld. If you have changed the name, replace mybookworld, with that name.

If you want to connect to the configuration menu, replace public with configuration or configure (not completely sure which one it is).


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Plug it into your mac, open "Disk Utility" select your Hard Drive in the list to the side, click "RAID" change the Volume Format to MS-DOS (FAT). Now unplug it, plug it into your PC, open "My Computer" right click your Hard Drive and click "Format" change to FAT(it might be FAT 32, or something else). Click "Format." This should work.
hope it helps!

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Advise. Please make sure to read the warranty on your product you may be able to send it back to the company if it is under waranty. I read on another blog that the miniboard in the case where the usb connects to the device was faulty and needed repair. I know this is the same with mine because it works perfection when connected directly to the desktop.

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I have a "My Book", Essential Edition, External drive, which a friend set up for me with a lot of information on it. When I plug in the USB and the addaptor (after having my MAC Book booted up),...


gud day...does ur mac book support any plug and play device? if it is then try to plug it to ur another usb port if it doesnt work...there sumthing wrong with your mac book.,it means that your mac book doesnt recognize the hardware to attach on to it...or ur mac software doesnt support the external hard drive...mac book operating system doesnt work with your essential edition external drive

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