While reading thru the Smartware info, I read about the “SafePoint” option. Followed all the details by the word, when I hit “Discover” , for the drive to find the device on the network, it located “WORKGROUP”, BUT wanted a username and password to access. Now, I have NEVER created one for this.
To save a ton of experimenting and even a call to WD (Who suggested maybe a restore the WD drive to stock), which I am confident will NOT solve the issue, as it is not the drive, I can get into the drive easily, but it is the drive trying to access the PC.
Well, I went to the “HomeGroup” options, and checked, “NO Password required”.
The next time I hit “DISCOVER” Instead of WORKGROUP, it actually located “TOSHIBALAPTOP”, the proper device, etc. Proving that it was able to get into the network, find the device, etc. BUT AGAIN, I click the Laptop and it asks for a username and Password, WHICH I NEVER set-up for this machine.
I did try all the admin/admin, then I tried admin with a blank P/W field, which is how I can access admin options on the computer, BUT, the software will NOT allow a blank field. I made a registry adjustment, which will allow the fields to be blank, but no success.
Just a small “In Addition”, I told the tech, the PURPOSE of the “SafePoint” is to avoid having to go thru all the set up routine, IF the drive were to crash, so Redoing it all now would be crazy, IF I were to reset the drive and rebuild, I might as well wait till I have to and ignore the SafePoint issue for the time being.
Now, it more a matter of OCD driving me crazy that I can not access my computer from the drive…lol…
POSSIBLY, Set-up a UserName/p/w specifically for this, and then remove them later if desired??
I THANK ALL WHO ATTEMPT TO HELP OUT, ALSO ANY/ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME…
Thank you and all my best regards,