Resetting administrator & password

hey i bought a returned my book world and i am trying to set it up for my use.  problem is how to over-ride the admin & password from the previous owner…any thoughts?

Here is the link to download your user manual. (If you don’t have it already) 7.25Mb

Look on the page 173 and you’ll find following text:

Resetting the My Book World Edition

To reset the system using the reset button:

If you have forgotten your password, or if the network is miss-configured, pressing the reset button while the device is powered up resets the admin user name, admin password, and IP settings to the default values without erasing shared folders or volumes. Follow the instructions below to reset the device using the recovery button.

WARNING: Do not move the unit while it is turned on.

  1. Carefully turn the device around so that you have access to the back of the unit.

  2. With the device powered on, insert a paperclip or narrow tipped pen into the reset button slot on the back of the unit.

  3. Press and hold down the reset button for four seconds. The device reboots (this may take up to three minutes).

Hope this would help… (I am just a WD product user like you and not representing WD in anyway)

Mabikay – SLK

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