Running Windows 10 Pro, I was able to access the MyBookLive NAS normally as late as February. Now, although its LEDs are lit appropriately, plugged into the network router, I cannot. Its IP address shows up in Devices and Printers (Last Connected: Unavailable) but the MAC address is not found in the connected Client List on the router. Entering either device name or IP address into the network path yields nothing.
I have already replaced it with a newer network storage drive, but I want to know how to retrieve files from the MyBookLive. Could it be as simple as disconnecting it from the router and plugging it into the Ethernet port on the rear of my desktop? What surprises, if any, should I be prepared for. Or, is it possible the drive itself is damaged? If so, what then?
Thank you for all advice.