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I cannot access western digital 1000 gb

When I try to connect to my western digital 1000gb it says I dont have permission to access the drive please help me I have got alot of information in it.
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Júlio.

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  • MORJ Jun 06, 2008

    yep have the same problem, as soon as i transfere a large file , half way through the book locks up and goes on about permissions. so done all that, changed everyone to full control in the security, and still no go on large files??????????? very disappointing !!!!

  • Neonelson Jun 20, 2008

    When ever I transfer or even attempt to transfer from my computer to my 1TB My Book (Ethernet), it looks like it's going to work and after minutes have passed by it says I do not have permission to do this operation. I can't believe this! Wester Digital has truly made me dissapointed. If any one has a solution please let me know. I activated the hidden administrator, de-activated the UAC, uninstalled and reinstalled the software. Someone please help.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I have the SAME problem !!!!! Sometimes I can access and sometimes not :-( it's so #$%#$ strange. I'm using Windows Server 2008 (SP1) and after reboot, sometimes it startes to work and sometimes not.



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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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I have recently install WD 750GB to a customer, I had lots of trouble trying to get connected to it using switch. I later decided to use Wireless router and its working perfect. After I have connected all computers and WD, I opened the IE then open the websettings for my router, I locate the ip address for my WD then open another IE paste it to open my WD software settings. I add user and create security settings, then I add folders to use with different users with different right. I am good.Its working fine!! let me know if anyone needs more elaborations

Posted on May 28, 2008

I have recently install WD 750GB to a customer, I had lots of trouble trying to get connected to it using switch. I later decided to use Wireless router and its working perfect. After I have connected all computers and WD, I opened the IE then open the websettings for my router, I locate the ip address for my WD then open another IE paste it to open my WD software settings. I add user and create security settings, then I add folders to use with different users with different right. I am good.Its working fine!! let me know if anyone needs more elaborations

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I am having the smae issue. Seems the Mio software is the "super user" if you want to use as just a simple network drive you need to delete all files via Mio net software. Then create new folders with the web interface by going to in explorer and then save the files using only windows. Seems once you use mionet and save files or create folders with that software installed thats how it always needs to work! Hope that helps!

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Is it connected straight to your pc or connected to your router?

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