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Maxstor shared Storage II 500GB

Two computers sharing the above connected via wire ethernet after scheduled backup operations one computer shows GREEN status in system tray icon ( successful) while other computer shows RED status in system tray (unsuccessful). In both cases the backup operation was successful I cannot find any way to get the icon to show that the backup was successful on the one that shows RED. I'm running VISTA Ultimate on the computer showing correctly and Window XP Pro on the one showing unsuccessful. Any idea's anyone???

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Re: Maxstor shared Storage II 500GB

Try mapping that drive as a network share under windows XP. This is done from "MY Computer" Map network drive. The set up your backups to back up the network drive you have created. If that does not do it then there is a contention between vista and xp as to the owner of the drive. Making the drive a mapped network drive should resolve this as neither should have ownership. Thats my best quess without knowing in detail your network setup.

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try and assign the drive a drive letter by right clicking on my computer and choose manage.
go to disk management
look for the maxtor hard drive.
if you see it listed there below you should be able to right click on it and assign a drive letter.
if you dont see it then it doesn't detect the hard drive. please check your hard drive connections and try again.

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I have files on the drive but it cant be seen. Ive tried showing all hidden files but it still doesnt work

click start control panel administration tools computer management disc management right click on this transcend drive select properties you will see a number of options general,tools,hardware,sharing make sure you have the correct setting in the sharing option this may vary depending which operating system you have
hope this helps

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The symptoms indicate there is a problem with the drive, how it is connected, or with the computer used for troubleshooting. The next best step is to change physical variables, and find a simpler problem than a broken product.
  • Change the data cable (USB, FireWire, Ethernet, etc.) A failure in the cable can cause this issue.
  • Change the external power supply or cable. If a different LaCie product is available, borrow the power cabling from that unit to see if the problem is in that component. On drives that are powered via USB or Firewire, try using the included power sharing cable and connect it to a second port.
  • Change the computer you are using. Computer problems can manifest themselves in many ways. Even if the computer appears to be working properly, this is a worthwhile test.
Then run

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My problem is that I have a laptop hard drive, that's having issues. I can open my files, and I can't open a USB folder to back up the files. What should I do?

Enable "File and Print Sharing" on your Windows system.
Then, "share" your 'My Documents' folder.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to any router.
Take another computer, and another Ethernet cable, to connect this second computer to the same router.
Make sure that both computers are in the same Windows "workgroup".
On the second computer, "browse" the local network.
You should see your laptop computer, and the "shared" folder that it is offering.
Copy everything, over the network, from that folder onto the second computer.
Backup the files to a DVD-recordable disk, or to an external storage-device.

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WD Hard Drive Not Detecting

Yes, this can be done via the user web interface, by typing in mybookworld or wdstorage into the web browser and the shared storage manager should come up. If you go to general setup there should be an option to update network settings.

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Unable to see Shared Storage Drive II on EasyManage via Wireless

Just got a Maxtor Share II drive and absolutely love it. Setting it up was a pain especially when the drive didn't remember the Administrators password.
Here's what I think the problem may be

1-Your router is not assigning an IP address to the drive
2-Make sure your router is configured to DHCP IP configuration not Static.
3-Before trying to use the drive make sure to install the Software/Drivers first.
Other suggestions

This may or may not apply to you. I got my Maxtor drive on 4-07-08 and from previous experiences with other computer products, ie, windows software, printer drivers, etc. The manufacturer in order to rush things out the cd software that comes with the product is not the final version and most likely the software already has an update on the manufacturer’s web site so it’s always good to check before committing to what you get on the CD. So sure enough the BIOS for my Maxtor Share II 500Gig hard drive was already old. I downloaded the new version upgraded the BIOS and my drive is working great. I hope this suggestions help. Enjoy your drive. Alfredo.

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What have you tried? Can the Mac see the printer at all? Is the Share Storage attached to the Mac or the Windows machine?

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