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Can't access my share folders

I go thru the windows explorer and type \\mybookworld and see all the share folders I already created, but when I try to enter to one of them the system show me the following popup message:

\\mybookworld\(my folder)is not accessible. You may have not permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network name cannot be found.


But, if a create a new folder the hard drive allow me to enter to it. It's looks like the older folders are corrupted or something like that.

I also notice that the general information of the drive like the size, free and used is no longer available. And in the Drive management tab is only showing Safely remove usb drive.

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  • erdingtown Dec 30, 2007

    same problem. i can see the my book file folders from my wireless laptop, but can't open the files

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    same problem

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    After a few hours access to the drive is denied by Windows XP. Re-booting the drive solves the problem for a few more hours, but is obviously annoying.

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008

    Can get the drive to work by rebooting and then only by allowing "everyone" full access but this only works for a limited time!!!!! In fact it stopped in the middle of a copy to say access denied!!!! Flakey or what

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and whilst I can now access the public folder on mynetwork after re-booting I can't access any folder set up using Mionet. I am not willing to lose all my file and photos, any more suggestions other than don't use Mionet?

  • nicola1999 Oct 30, 2008

    Same here, can see all the folders on My world book after mapping the drive but can't get any further, "network path no longer available" etc. VERY annoying and WD no help either!!

  • perelect Nov 17, 2008

    i cannot acces the idxxxx folders as well.



    Can anyone help me.?



    i can creta new folders and use the public folder but i just cannot access the id xxx folder i have tried to rebboot the device back to defaults but i still cannot access the id folder.



    Please Help.

  • ConRox Jan 19, 2009

    I also have the same problem. Does any one have solution for this? WD support ask me to go for their out source recovery. The recovery company told me it will cost abou $500-$3000!!!!!!!!!!!
    There must be a way to reset access control.

  • mrcolson Feb 01, 2009

    I have the same problem.

    cannot access the IDxxxx dir anymore and i sure about the password.



    did somebody find a solution for this?

  • foxster99 May 10, 2009

    don't use mionet for those dir but use dir in public dir
    but damnet those dir with mionet are gone...lost....
    nice thing that mio en my book........

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Right click on the folder, properties, sharing
click on share, give permission to everyone. click ok

now try to access the folder again

Posted on Nov 24, 2014

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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.

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