I recently sold my Western Digital My Book World Edition (with blue rings) to my friend. He has windows 7 on his computer and would like to install the appropriate software in order to use the external hard drive. It has sat around for years now because after I installed it on my old computer, 30 days went by and MioNet wouldnt let me connect to it any longer. They wanted money to access it or something. So I just pushed it aside and forgot about it while I was in the Army. Well I sold it to my buddy and we both have no clue how to get this thing working or how to get the computer to find it. I do remember I had to connect it to my router and apply power, but after that I can not help him. I am a little better at computers than he is so I will try to do all of the research and just show him.
I can not find the install/setup cd’s anywhere. When I first bought the external hard drive, I registered it with WD, so my information should be on the product. After we get this thing able to read, I would like to hae it registered to him although it probably doesnt matter at this point.
I have searched around and can NOT find any links to get the external hard drive to install on his computer. I have downloaded and installed a few from WD website, but nothing is working.
Are there a links that that you guys can provide to help get the external hard drive working on his network and able to back up his files? Again, we can not find any of the cd’s so we can not connect his computer to the My Book. We seriously spent all of yesterday in the basement and attic looking for them and came across just the old box with 1/8" of dust on it !!
What were looking at accomplishing here is to:
- Allow his computer to link up with the HD
- Transfer/Backup his files to the HD
- Avoid using MioNet (if possible) / or atleast use the 30 day trial to delete my files and add his
Thank you guys very much, in advance, for your help. It is greatly appreciated.