WD Anywhere Access Incompatible with Windows 7, Is There a Work-Around?

I am setting up a My Book World Edition (single drive, blue lights).  It works fine in the office using the web interface to configure and I have shared folders mapped on Windows XP, Windows 7, and Kubuntu 10.04 without any problems and without needing any additional software.

I now need to access files remotely but I’m having a horrid time of it.  I only need occasional access to files while I am working from home, and small files at that, so speed is not necessarily a concern.  When I attempted to install the WD Anywhere Access software it will not install, stopping with an error stating that it is not compatible with Windows 7.  This is software that I downloaded today from Western Digital’s web site, it’s version 3.6.0.  The computer that requires access is Windows 7 64bit, I do not want to pay for MioNet.

I tried setting up FTP access using DynDNS but I get the router login when I try to access.  The challenge is that the routers our ISP (Whidbey Telecom) uses are not user accessible in any way so I am not able to change any router settings.  I believe this will make it impossible to set up FTP.

So are we out of luck here because we run the latest Windows operating system?  Is there a version of WD Anywhere Access that I can obtain that will install in Windows 7?  Or is there a work-around that does not involve either having to pay for access or hours of hacking?

Thanks for any and all helpful replies.

What link did you go to for the installer? I can’t find the 3.60 version on the MioNet site. The newer version from http://mionet.senvid.net/get/downloadMionet.jsp works with Windows 7.

You also can use the web version of MioNet. Just go to http://www.mionet.com/ and sign in to run the Java version.

I will not use MioNet. The WD Anywhere Access software was available for download on Western Digital’s web site after I registered my MBWE.

From the download page for the drive ( http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=106&sid=78&lang=en), the newer MioNet software is listed. The WD Anywhere Access version is here:


The version will work with the blue ring drive and give you Windows 7 support (32 and 64 bit). If you don’t want to install the software, you can always use the web version from the MioNet site. It’s a Java applet, so it doesn’t require installation.