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Access Denied errors

Have the drive connected to my wireless router. Both my Vista and Mac machines can see the drive and even access it - but eventually it always ends up with an error saying "access dcenied". Help! This is sooo frustrating!

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  • et0609 Apr 27, 2008

    I have same issue, trying to find a solution to this.

  • f0rst May 03, 2008

    same thing...just don't know how to fix it

  • fixyadf May 30, 2008

    I spoke to WD support who said it is a bg problem. They recommended to upgrade to World book II (more cost!!), change for another drive...but none with ethernet available except for this (all others USB) or get a refund from the retailer.They (WD) took my details and will respond to me shortly.

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    Appalling. Don't Buy. Western haven't taken their forums offline and support don't know how to fix this problem.

    If you have one, return it. I unfortunatley have disassembled mine - so I'll be loading it into a USB caddy.




  • Anonymous Jun 30, 2008

    SAME WITH ME

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    Same problems on a brand new drive.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    drive A:\ won't let me in.

  • lsbluesphere Jan 16, 2009

    yes i have the same problem tryed everything static address ect

    will let me copy so many file onto the unit then sayes access denied

    after a reboot will work again for a bit then do the same thing, just bought the unit

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Same problem for my on my brand new drive.
I found a solution on the web that points to reformatting the drive as a fix:
http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/forum/t-50207/cannot-delete-files-read-only-dev-md4-on-mybook-we-i-1tb

I can't be bothered and am going to try and sell it.

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