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Can't access my share folders

I go thru the windows explorer and type \\mybookworld and see all the share folders I already created, but when I try to enter to one of them the system show me the following popup message:

\\mybookworld\(my folder)is not accessible. You may have not permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network name cannot be found.


But, if a create a new folder the hard drive allow me to enter to it. It's looks like the older folders are corrupted or something like that.

I also notice that the general information of the drive like the size, free and used is no longer available. And in the Drive management tab is only showing Safely remove usb drive.

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  • erdingtown Dec 30, 2007

    same problem. i can see the my book file folders from my wireless laptop, but can't open the files

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    After a few hours access to the drive is denied by Windows XP. Re-booting the drive solves the problem for a few more hours, but is obviously annoying.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    Can get the drive to work by rebooting and then only by allowing "everyone" full access but this only works for a limited time!!!!! In fact it stopped in the middle of a copy to say access denied!!!! Flakey or what

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and whilst I can now access the public folder on mynetwork after re-booting I can't access any folder set up using Mionet. I am not willing to lose all my file and photos, any more suggestions other than don't use Mionet?

  • nicola1999 Oct 30, 2008

    Same here, can see all the folders on My world book after mapping the drive but can't get any further, "network path no longer available" etc. VERY annoying and WD no help either!!

  • perelect Nov 17, 2008

    i cannot acces the idxxxx folders as well.



    Can anyone help me.?



    i can creta new folders and use the public folder but i just cannot access the id xxx folder i have tried to rebboot the device back to defaults but i still cannot access the id folder.



    Please Help.

  • ConRox Jan 19, 2009

    I also have the same problem. Does any one have solution for this? WD support ask me to go for their out source recovery. The recovery company told me it will cost abou $500-$3000!!!!!!!!!!!
    There must be a way to reset access control.

  • mrcolson Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    cannot access the IDxxxx dir anymore and i sure about the password.



    did somebody find a solution for this?

  • foxster99 May 10, 2009

    don't use mionet for those dir but use dir in public dir
    but damnet those dir with mionet are gone...lost....
    nice thing that mio en my book........

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Right click on the folder, properties, sharing
click on share, give permission to everyone. click ok

now try to access the folder again

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

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Drive management show only safely remove usb drive.
When u use mionet software it map the share to a drive letter. If u create folder or files on that drive u dont have permission to chance those files or folders on \\mybookworld.
Solution, dont use mionet software.

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ACCESSING A HOMEGROUP PRINTER FROM MY LAPTOP.BOTH ARE WIN7 64 BIT SP1?


What's a homegroup?

A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share files and printers. Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. You can share pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers with other people in your homegroup.
You can help protect your homegroup with a password, which you can change at any time. Other people can't change the files that you share unless you give them permission to do so.
After you create or join a homegroup, you select the libraries (for example, My Pictures or My Documents) that you want to share. You can prevent specific files or folders from being shared, and you can share additional libraries later.
HomeGroup is available in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 7. You can join a homegroup on a PC running Windows RT 8.1, but you can't create a homegroup or share content with the homegroup. In Windows 7Starter and Windows 7Home Basic, you can join a homegroup, but you can't create one.

Create a homegroup

  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then selecting HomeGroup.
  2. Select Create a homegroup > Next.
  3. Select the libraries and devices you want to share with the homegroup, and then select Next.
  4. A password will appear-print it or write it down. You'll need this password to add other PCs to your homegroup.
  5. Select Finish.
Notes
  • If a homegroup already exists on your network, you'll be asked to join it instead of creating a new one.
  • If your PC belongs to a domain, you can join a homegroup but you can't create one. You can get to libraries and devices on other homegroup PCs, but you can't share your own libraries and devices with the homegroup.
  • You can join a homegroup on a PC running Windows RT 8.1, but you can't create a homegroup or share content with the homegroup.
After you create a homegroup, other PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows 7 on your network can join it.

Add your other PCs to the homegroup

After someone on your network creates a homegroup, the next step is to join it. You'll need the homegroup password, which you can get from any homegroup member. All user accounts except the Guest account will belong to the homegroup. Each person controls access to his or her own libraries.
To join a homegroup, follow these steps on the PC that you want to add to the homegroup:
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then selecting HomeGroup.
  2. Select Join now > Next.
  3. Select the libraries and devices you want to share with the homegroup, and then select Next.
  4. Type the homegroup password in the box, and then select Next.
  5. Note
    If you don't see a space to enter a password, there might not be a homegroup available. Make sure that someone has created a homegroup, or you can create a homegroup yourself.
  6. Select Finish.

Find homegroup files

PCs that belong to your homegroup will appear in File Explorer.
To get to shared libraries on other homegroup PCs
  1. Open File Explorer, by typing file explorer in the search box in the taskbar, and then selecting File Explorer.
  2. Under Homegroup, select the user account name of the person whose libraries you want to get to.
  3. In the file list, double-tap or double-click the library you want to get to, and then double-tap or double-click the file or folder you want.
Notes
PCs that are turned off, hibernating, or asleep won't be available as part of the homegroup.
If you've made homegroup files or folders available offline, and then you disconnect from the network, the files or folders will no longer be visible in the Libraries window. To find them, open the Network folder.

Share libraries and devices, or stop sharing them

When you create or join a homegroup, you select the libraries and devices you want to share with other people in the homegroup. Libraries are initially shared with Read access, which means that other people can look at or listen to what's in the library, but they can't change the files in it. You can adjust the level of access at any time, and you can exclude specific files and folders from sharing.
Only those people who belong to the homegroup can see shared libraries and devices. You can choose to share libraries, devices, or individual files and folders with specific people in your homegroup or with everyone.
Note
Keep in mind that children who use homegroup PCs will have access to all shared libraries and devices. To share devices and entire libraries
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then select HomeGroup.
  2. Select Change what you're sharing with the homegroup.
  3. Select the libraries and devices you want to share with homegroup, and then select Next > Finish.
To share individual files or folders
  1. Open File Explorer by typing file explorer in the search box in the taskbar, and then selecting File Explorer.
  2. Select the item, and then select the Share tab.
  3. Choose an option in the Share with group. There are different Share with options depending on whether your PC is connected to a network and what kind of network it is.
    • To share items with a particular person, choose that person's account.
    • To share with all the members of your homegroup, choose one of the Homegroup options. (Select libraries to share with all the members of your homegroup by opening HomeGroup.)
    • To prevent a file or folder from being shared with anyone, select the Share tab, and then select Stop sharing.
    • To change the level of access to a file or folder, select the Share tab, and then select either Homegroup (view) or Homegroup (view and edit).
    • If you need to share a location such as a drive or system folder, select the Advanced sharingoption.

Share a printer

Printers that are connected with a USB cable can be shared with a homegroup. After the printer is shared, you can get to it through the Print dialog box in any program, just like a printer that's directly connected to your PC.
To share or stop sharing your printer with the homegroup
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then select HomeGroup.
  2. Select Change what you're sharing with the homegroup.
  3. Next to Printers & Devices, select Shared or Not shared (this will be set to Shared by default).
  4. Select Next > Finish.
To print to a homegroup printer Open the Print menu of the app you want to print from (like Microsoft Word), select the homegroup printer, and then select Print.
Note
The PC that the printer is connected to must be turned on to use the printer.

Change homegroup settings if needed

At any time after you set up your homegroup, you can change settings by following these steps:
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then select HomeGroup.
  2. Select the settings you want.
These are the settings you can change:
Setting Description Change what you're sharing with the homegroup Select the libraries, printers, and devices you want to share with your homegroup. Allow all devices on this network such as TVs and game consoles to play my shared content Use this setting to share content with all devices on your network. For example, you can share pictures with a digital picture frame, or share music with a network media player.
Note
Shared content isn't secure. Anyone connected to your network can receive your shared content. View or print the homegroup password View the password for your homegroup. If someone else wants to join the homegroup, give them this password. Change the password Change your homegroup password. All other PCs in your homegroup will need to type in the new password you generate. Leave the homegroup Leave your homegroup. You can't delete a homegroup, but if everyone leaves the homegroup it will be gone. You can then set up a new homegroup if you'd like. Change advanced sharing settings Change network discovery, file and printer sharing, HomeGroup connection, and advanced security options.

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Check on BlackArmor Manager that the FTP mode is enabled for the folder you want access to.
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Hi, I have two pc running with windows xp operating system. From User 1 i need to access user 2 windows folder and program files folder otherway around also but I can't how? Even if I shared windows folder...


First thing Windows XP Home Edition will give you numerous problems when sharing files, you should consider using windows XP Pro for that sort of operations.

Assuming you have Windows XP Pro installed in both computers:

1 - Create the same user on both computers ( same account name, same password ) blank passwords are not allow between file sharing as per windows xp group policy.

2 - Create a resource to share ( example: C:\)

3 - Disable simple file sharing

* go to control panel
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5 - Try to connect to the shared sources when asked for username and password type the credentials of the newly created user.

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That sounds more like the security settings on the pc are not set correctly. Should be nothing to do with the card or the laptop. This is just a windoze thing.

Share a drive or folder on the network To share a drive or folder on the network
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  2. Right-click the drive or folder, and then click Sharing and Security.
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    • If you are sharing a folder, go to the next step.
  3. Do one of the following:
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  • When you share a drive or folder, anyone who has user access to the network can read the contents of that drive or folder. If you want to remove the drive or folder from the network, follow steps 1 and 2 above to get to the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, in Network sharing and security, clear the Share this folder on the network check box.
  • To allow complete access to the contents of your shared drive or folder, follow steps 1 and 2 above to get to the Sharing tab. On the Sharing tab, in Network sharing and security, select the Allow network users to change my files check box.
  • To change the name of your folder on the network, in the Share name text box, type a new name for your folder. This will not change the name of the folder on your computer.
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  • The Sharing option is not available for the Documents and Settings, Program Files, and WINDOWS system folders. In addition, you cannot share folders in other user's profiles.

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WD external drive is not opening usb


If by USP, you mean USB, then this is not possible. The drives USB ports are only for extra storage and not meant for communication to a PC. You can try connect the drive directly to the PC with a network cable and then map it as a network drive.

To do this, right click on my computer and select 'map network drive'. In the folder option type \\**name of the device**\public and then select 'finish'.

**name of the device**: If you have changed the name previously, you should use that name for it. Ig you have not changed the name, then the default names are either mybookworld, so \\mybookworld\public or 'wdstorage', so \\wdstorage\public.

If you have created your own shares and wish to map them, just replace the public share with the share you want.

The drive will appear in my computer and you can access your data.

Hope this helped!

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In the start menu click network,on the bar on top click network and sharing center,scroll down and enable network discovery.

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Follow the steps to Sharing the files

Your computers are already connected to a network — i.e., they’re all already able to browse the Internet using the same router..

1 : Open the Network and Sharing Center window by clicking on the Windows orb in the lower left corner, and then either right-clicking on Network and selecting “Properties”, or opening the Control Panel and double-clicking “Network and Sharing Center.
2 : If your network type is “Public,” you need to change it to “Private”:
  1. To the right of the network name and location type, click Customize.
  2. In the Set Network Location dialog box, click Private, and then click Next.
  3. In the Successfully set network settings dialog box, click Close.
3 : Under “Sharing and Discovery” in the bottom half of the Network and Sharing Center window, you need to turn all the settings from “Off” to “On” by clicking on the down arrow next to each setting, clicking on “Turn on …”, and clicking on “Apply.” But see some pointers below:
  1. For the “Password protected sharing” setting: you may want to leave this “On” or turn “Off” at your discretion. (I turned mine off.)
  2. For the “Public folder sharing” setting:
    1. If you want to share the public folder so that other computers on the network can access the Public share to open files, but not create or change files, click Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open files. This is the default setting.
    2. But if you want to share the public folder so that other computers on the network can access the Public share to open files and also create or change files, click Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can open, change, and create files.
4 : You’re done with the Network and Sharing Center window. Close it via the “X” button.
5 : Click the Windows orb at the lower left corner of your computer, and click on Computer
6 :
n the Computer window, navigate to the folder containing the file(s) or folder(s) that you want to share — e.g., “Pictures” or “Documents” or a specific file or folder within. Note: don’t open the folder itself that you want to share — just navigate to the folder that contains this folder.
7 : Right-click the folder that you want to share, and then click Share. The File Sharing window is displayed. (Click picture for a larger version.)
8 : If you have password protected sharing enabled: Use the File Sharing window to select which users can access the shared folder and their permission level. To allow all users, select Everyone in the list of users. By default, the permission level for a selected user is Reader. Users cannot change files or create new files in the share. To allow a user to change files or folders or create new files or folders, select Co-owner as the permission level.
9 : If you have password protected sharing disabled (like I do): Click the drop-down arrow inside the blank field in the File Sharing window, and select the Guest or Everyone account. Click “Add.” Then for that new account, click on the down arrow under “Permission Level” to change it to Co-owner (if you want anybody to read and modify files) or leave it at “Reader” (if you want other computers to just read but not modify your files).
10 : Click “Share”, then “Done.”


CRITICAL NOTE: If you selected “Everyone” when sharing a folder, you’re also making its contents available to any computer that joins this network. Many households, including mine, have wireless Internet via a wifi router. If you don’t have WEP encryption turned on, then I could just drive up and park on the street near your home, open my laptop, let it join your network via your wifi, and then nose around through your files. It’s particularly important that you have WEP encryption turned on for your wifi network.
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if u r using NTFS you should go to the shared folder-->right click it-->click sharing and security -->go to security tab-->add the your user and give it full permission.

you may need to be logged with same user name on the other Pc that has the mapped drive .

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I cannot access western digital 1000 gb


Here is a tedious solution that works. Use MioNet and move all the files you want to keep to another drive or another computer, then delete everything from the MyBookWorld. Remove MioNet from all computers. Next access the drive's built in Shared Storage Manager with a web browser. Check the pdf manual on the install disk to find out how. Create a new shared folder and then move everything you want on the drive into the new folder WITHOUT using MioNet. Map the shared folder as a network drive for easy access. Never, ever, EVER use MioNet again and all should be good. The drive works, the MioNet software does not.

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