WD MyWorldBook password recovery


#1

I am using the 1TB MyWorldBook and have set up some folders as a central storage on my LAN. I have need to manage these but the manager seems to have a user / password set (which I don’t recall setting). I have tried all my usual passwords and the Admin/ Admin but it refuses to allow me access to Netowrk Storage Manager etc. I have emailed WD on several occaisions but they don’t bother to respond. I have now looked into software to try and resolve the problem. I have read where it states going to the Discovery Utility then into Configure menu and apply factory rest, but I don’t see that option. All I have is Map Network Drive, Browse, Create Desk Top short cut. If anyone can show some light on this it would be very appreciated. I was thinking of buying additional drives and music centre and have always reccomended and bought WD HDD etc which I have 8 in use, 2 older as back ups, but my enthusisam is running out quickly. Many Thanks for your time.


#2

You can reset it at the little hole on the backside :wink:

Unplug power. Hold reset button. Plug in power while holding reset. Wait until light flashes, then release reset button. This should reset the pw for admin.


#3

Hi my friends

Many thanks for the response and so quickly!

I have now reset and accomplished my house keeping plus, added a firmware update in the bargain.

Why couldn’t WD just say that a few months ago? I told them I couldn’t locate my CD (to RTFM). I

did download a copy from the website, but I had problems here. Now rebuilt the PC and flying once again.

Best wishes Stuart


#4

Aww it shouldn’t have taken months for you to solve this… you could have just downloaded the manual from the website again, no need to take it out on WD :wink:


#5

Hi, is there any loss of information in the hard drive by making this for reset the admin password?


#6

No, this resets only the Admin Password.