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Can't Access to MioNet, Can't access to WD Drive

I have this Hard Drive for a month now, and everything was working good, yesterday in one of my computers, it stopped working, Mionet was open but it said I was "OFFLINE", today none of my 3 computers can access to mionet, I sart it and it is running, but the mionet window doesn't show up, and now I can't access my information. I have done that of connecting the Drive directly to the computer but I can only see the PUBLIC Folder, I have other folders in it and I can't see them. What can I do. ok, how do you get to the files on your hard drive? I've taken the drive out of theenclosure and downloaded that software, how do i use it?

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It's a MioNet issue -- if you create a new MioNet account and reset the WD Anywhere Access/MioNet settings on the My Book World (accessible from the drive's interface on its http://ip or http://name address), you'll be able to access the drive again.

So here're your steps:

1. Reset the My Book World's MioNet settings (there's a reset button within the interface)
2. Uninstall MioNet (restart when it tells you to)
3. Re-install MioNet from the CD that came with your drive (restart again when it tells you to)

During this process it should find your My Book World and ask you to give it a name. Once you have completed the process, you should see the My Book World once again in your MioNet interface and be able to see the folders that are only visible when MioNet is running.

If you have any questions or want to speak with a MioNet Tech (I am one of them, my name is Laura), call our WD number at 1-800-275-4932 and tell them you have "Account Bug"

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SOURCE: Can't Access to MioNet, Can't access to WD Drive

Hi to all,
I just saved my files from my WD world book that used to run on mionet... all of a sudden then disk couldn't be mounted and my files and all of my work just was there but not reachable...

so I un mounted the H.D.D. from the worldbook case and installed it over usb with an sata to usb adaptor (you can install it directly to your pc if you like)

then I searched the web and found and application-driver to mount ext2-ext3 partition on windows xp-vista...

and I started to see the "light" :)

all my files were there, untouched, unlocked.... so i took a backup and now I'm using the h.d.d. without the ethernet but via usb...

the software you need is here...
http://www.fs-driver.org/download.html

GREECE SAYS HEY!!!!

best regards.... ;)

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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