I’ve had this WD MyBook 500GB Home Edition since 2008. I’ve never had any issues. Went through Windows XP to Vista and in the last 2 years Windows 8 without any issues until TODAY!!!
Every time I connect the drive, the system tells me: “J:\ is not accessible” followed by “Access is denied”
I’ve always used this drive connected via the eSATA cable and in the last two times (last week), I remember switching using the FireWire 400 cable – I wonder if this change might have set something off???
I tried several things:
Restoring to an earlier date
switching the different cables: connecting via USB, and back to eSATA and I still get the same error message.
Changing the sharing permission settings to EVERYONE. Allowing: Full Control, Change, Read.
Drive does show up in the devices (as you can see in the insterted image), also when I’ve checked on the drive for errors, the system confirms that IT IS WORKING PROPERLY according to Windows.
Running Windows 8 64
I own the MY BOOK HOME EDITION 500GB model WD5000H1CS-00
Toshiba Satellite Laptop P505 S8950
So nothing has helped thus far. I have very important files I’d like to save; I hate to lose them just like that.
I’m sure by now WD figured out a solution to this. I would greately appreciate it if anyone could help me out here. Many thanks in advance.