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Does this device have a RECOVERY button on it anywhere?
Pressing the recovery button while powering up the device resets the admin username and password ***** default without erasing shared folders or volumes.
1. Turn off the device and disconnect all cables from the unit.2. Insert a paperclip or narrow tipped pen into the recovery slot on the back of theunit. Press and hold down the recovery button.3. While continuing to hold down the recovery button, connect the power cable tothe back of the unit.4. Hold the recovery button down until 10 seconds after the power/activity LEDlights on the front of the device, then release the button. The unit may take up tothree minutes to boot up completely.Note: The default user name is ***** ***** the default password ***** *****
The recovery button will most likely NOT BE LABELED on the device itself.....you would have just had to have KNOWN from the user manual if this particular device had a recovery button.
The very nature of a password ***** ***** PROTECT, and if by making the password ***** to get around.....then what good is the password ***** begin with?
Not all WD MyBooks are equal....there are some models that are designed for WORLD use (international) and some models are for specific country use....most notable the USA......not all models have a recovery button.
See the illustration image below.