Question about Western Digital My Book World Edition 1TB Remote Access Storage System
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same drive. It works great with windows XP but with Windows vista has difficulty seeing this type of drive and keeping the connection once it is established. Take it back if you have windows vista and then search for which 1TB drives work well with windows vista. It really has problems with windows vista 64bit. I was able to finally see the drive when I was using photoshop file/browse/network... then I dragged the shortcut Icon to my desktop and access the drive that way from that point on. Mine stopped completely tonight... I think the power cord went bad or something.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Consider a few things that may solve the problem:
1. this is how I always like to test; shut down the NAS drive for a minute and reboot; once rebooted see if it is accessible
2. need to know the ip address of the NAS drive and make sure that ip is not blocked by your system firewall (e.g. add that ip into trusted address on the firewall program; or temporarily disable any anti-virus or firewall and see if you can access, and if you can then it is the issue of firewall),
3.unless you have customized the settings, open my computer and on the addressbar type type the ip address if you know (if it is WD Mybook World then you can also try typing \\mybookworld on the address bar); in this case also try it by temporarily disabling any anti-virus or firewall program
4. one way you can figure out the ip for your nas drive is through the router's homepage; since I don't know your router type I can't give you specific steps; but try to get onto the router's main page and see the client's list or DHCP Client's List or something similar where you should see an ip also assigned to the NAS drive which is connected to the same router.
Post the feedback what happens... we'll see... good luck !!!
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Have you tried powering it up without connecting it to the computer?
It should at least power up and do something. After that try connecting it to your PC (with the disk powered up already).
You can further check this external drive troubleshooting article, which has some tips on trying to get external disks to work.
Posted on Apr 20, 2009
check the 'entire network' sidebar in My Network Places. I installed a new version of Mionet a little while back and it decided to rename my WorldBook and change it to a different network Workgroup without asking me. I freaked out for two days until I saw the other workgroup listed and checked it out. Viola, there was my NAS just waiting for me to find it.
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
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