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Reset password won't work

Forgot my password to access the drive.
Reset button on the back doesn't work. Any idea what to do ?

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  • poolside Jan 20, 2008

    I tried the directions that were included to reset the password default, and it has not reset at all. I can't manage the drive and it doesn't appear in the Mionet control either.

  • capacciolo Jan 21, 2008

    I have the same problem.... reset the drive and when i try to open the private folder appear a window with the request of user and password... i try with the default user but don't work....
    I have My Book World Edition II 1 Terabyte

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    I tried the reset buttom, still not working

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    same problem, cannot access to interface for config

    password request answered as in manual, but access denied even after reset hold down with turning power off

  • Coggers Oct 14, 2008

    Can't login to manage the 1TB My Book World Edition using either my WD Anywhere credentials or the default admin/123456 credentials.

  • mypicture Jan 08, 2009

    Do not remember where I set the user name and password for the world edition. I just remember to set up the MioNet user name and passorld. the said this will change the admin username and password but do not know change to what?

  • maltafalken Feb 04, 2009

    When trying to log on to Mionet it says that it can´t connect to internet.
    This happened just today!!!
    Internet is working just fine with any other programs.
    Can anybody help me to solve this?
    Falken


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How to reset the username, password, and network settings of a WD My Book World Edition hard drive. reset password won't work - trnsp.gif Answer The directions below detail how to reset the username and password (for the Shared Storage Manager utility), and network settings of a WD My Book World Edition hard drive by using the recovery button on the back of the unit.

  • The username will be changed to "admin"
  • The password will be changed to "123456"
  • The network settings will be changed to DHCP (obtain an IP address automatically).

    1. Please ensure that the WD My Book World Edition hard drive is turned off and all cables are disconnected from the unit.


    2. Insert a paperclip or narrow tipped pen into the recovery slot on the back of the unit. Press and hold down the recovery button.


    3. While continuing to hold down the recovery button, connect the power cable to the back of the unit.


    4. Hold the recovery button down for at least 40 seconds while the unit boots up and then release the button.


    5. The unit may take up to three minutes to boot up completely. It is only necessary to hold down the recovery button for the first 40 seconds of this boot up process.
    Note: Western Digital recommends rebooting the computer system after making any network setting changes to the WD My Book World Edition hard drive.

  • then from WD software select General Setup->WD Anywhere Access settings->Reset.

    Posted on Apr 03, 2008

    • M_4_R_K_Y Dec 13, 2010

      HEY PEOPLE I CANT UNDERSTAND THAT .... DOES WD ANYWHERE ACCESS PROGRAM EXIST OR NOT ?? EVERYTIME I WANT TO DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM IT KEEPS ME TRANSFERING ME TO THE MIONET PAGE AND I DONT KNOW IF I CAN DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE FROM THERE ...

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    Try signing in with your WD Access Anywhere username and password. I just had the same problem and tried this and I was able to gain access.

    Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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    PERFECT SOLUTION. GREAT.

    Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    IT WORKED FOR ME. POWERSURGE KNOCKED IT OF LINE. SO WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT DATA. RESET PROCEDURE WORKED FINE FOR A POWER AT LEAST. OLD IMAC HAD NO PROBLEM SEEING IT AFTER RECONNECT.
    THANKS FOR INFO.
    THIS SECOND TIME POWER KNOCKOFF PROBLEM SO IAM WORRIED ABOUT WHETHER THIS THING WILL HOLD TOGETHER AS WELL.
    I HAVE AN OLD ICUE 120 GB DRIVE WHICH HAS NEVER HAD THESE PROBLEMS!

    Posted on Jun 09, 2008

    • M_4_R_K_Y Dec 13, 2010

      where can I download that anywhere acces software ?

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    Well thats good so we just have to format the drive very so often, perfect resolve for that problem, I think ill let the kids kick this little white box around the street for a bit, just so I get my monies worth out of it.

    Posted on Apr 26, 2008

    Asdsa

    Posted on Feb 05, 2008

    After i deleted all my folders, it works.

    Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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