A few days ago I noticed My Book Essential external hard drive was flashing the little security lock on the front. I did not set a password nor have I ever set any security options on this drive.
I then realized I am no longer able to put files onto the hard drive or create new folders. I am however able to take files off the hard drive and I can read the files on the drive such as movies, pictures, etc. So I am not totally unable to use the drive but I do not have full access to it.
I checked some solutions on how to fix this problem but I cannot get to a page to even enter a password like is shown in the My Book Essential user manual. I am not sure how to fix this problem without even the option of entering a password/setting a new one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really do not want to wipe the drive as I have over 800 gb on it. Thanks very much.