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I am using this software USB over Ethernet solution to make my hard drive accessible over the network. USB Network GateShare USB over Ethernet for Windows I just plug the drive into the machine and then share it with other computers in the network, be it in the office or home.
3/13/2018 12:35:45 PM • Western Digital... • Answered on Mar 13, 2018

I have a WD ext.

If these clicking sounds weren't there before, it probably means the drive failed (it's common when hard disk fails to have a clicking noise). There's hardly anything you can do, altough i would first test with another power supply and another usb cable if avaiable. In the case you really need the files in it, you'll have to find a data recovery company to send your drive (hard disk are delicate and require special conditions and tools to repair).
12/19/2017 11:26:55 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on Dec 19, 2017

Western digital wd 500gb external hard drive not showing the icon

Doewnload Testdisk and run it to see if it can find a boot sector.
10/11/2017 9:17:47 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on Oct 11, 2017

After 5 minutes, my 500 GB book is only accessible in read mode.

Hey, last week I returned my mybook and requested a new one. They would give me a new one dirictly but they where out of stock. I've got a new one yesterday, and I'm trying it right now. For so long I have no problems. I've already copied 7GB. So the best solution: Get a new one. If i have further problems, i'll let u guys know.
5/24/2017 11:47:01 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on May 24, 2017

WD 500 GB external hard drive problem -- works for 10 minutes

Here is another trick to help retrieve your important data. Put the hard drive in a zip lock baggie that's air tight and stick the drive in the fridge overnight. Next day as quickly as possible hook the drive up and try to get more of your data off before the drive warms back up and quits. This works! Some even freeze the drive, but try just in the fridge first. Good luck on the data gathering. Once other trick is to look at the controller board model number and try and find the exact same drive controller on Ebay or even the exact same drive and swap out the controller board. Most likely the controller is your problem, but it could also be defective sectors and that's a big problem. good luck. Dennis
4/15/2017 1:47:42 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on Apr 15, 2017

The device Generic volume cannot be stopped right now. Try stopping the device again later

Right click on Recycle Bin then select Properties.
At the Global tab, select "Configure drives independently".
In each Drive tab check "Do not moves files to Recycle Bin...".
For Each Drive, find "Recycle" directory with Windows Explorer, then right click properties , uncheck read only, apply, click ok,click ok for subdirectories.
Right click the "recycle " directory and Delete.

Be Happy!
1/14/2016 4:59:58 PM • Western Digital... • Answered on Jan 14, 2016

I have deleted some files

If you are using windows, files are transferred to the Recycle Bin before permanent deletion unless they are too large, in which case they are permanently deleted.

After permanent deletion, recovery is not possible without specialist reconstruction software and even then may be very difficult or impossible, especially if the drive has been defragmented or formatted
1/16/2015 1:57:09 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on Jan 16, 2015

WD Book reads unreadable and corrupted

the data is corrupted but if its very important you can choose to send the drive to one of the data recovery companies and get the data recovered for more info on the various companies that would provide such services and their charges for the same please check this link:
1/16/2015 1:28:41 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on Jan 16, 2015

Restoring deleted files

now, that's going to take a miracle..I'm assuming that you have just this one backup?
1/12/2015 2:35:17 AM • Western Digital... • Answered on Jan 12, 2015

Can't access my share folders

Drive management show only safely remove usb drive.
When u use mionet software it map the share to a drive letter. If u create folder or files on that drive u dont have permission to chance those files or folders on \\mybookworld.
Solution, dont use mionet software.
11/24/2014 8:05:19 PM • Western Digital... • Answered on Nov 24, 2014

How to replace hdd on my book live

If it's under warrenty then contact WD for a RMA. If it out of warranty then you can go to you tube for a tutorial.
6/5/2014 9:52:24 PM • Western Digital... • Answered on Jun 05, 2014
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