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Acces denied hello! i m from italy. can you explane me the solution? i have win xp and linux mint machine

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  • buxh Jun 11, 2008

    during copyng it stop working. i have to reboot the harddrive. it never copy more than +- 500Mb. the same problem using xp or linux system. i will destroy it!

  • CJ Plourde
    CJ Plourde May 11, 2010

    What do you mean a solution? What are you trying to say or ask?

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If you have linux experience and are up for a bit of hacking, here is a solution to your problem:

http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/forum/t-55527/large-file-copy-problem-solved

I bought a 1Tb MyBook World Edition, and it was little better than a doorstop because of the "Access Denied" bug. However, now it runs like a dream.

More things you can do with a MyBook:

http://mybookworld.wikidot.com/start

Far far better than WD Technical Support.

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