Twonky Media Server can't see my media on WD My Book World Edition


I recently downloaded the trial version of Twonky Server 6 and it has everything I was looking for, specially the thumbnails support for my movies. I install it on my Windows 7 Machine.

I have several external drivers that I can add on the shares of the mediaserver but I don't know why I can't add WD My Book World Edition folders to my shares even if they are on my pc as map drives.

Probably is because that external hard drive already have installed Twonky Media Server 5.1.9

Why when I try to add a new content directory in Twonky Server Configuration the letter of my Map drive is not in the list for that External Hard Drive?

Is it because it already have a Twonky installed? If so how do I remove that Twonky?

Any ideas?

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SamKiraAuthor Commented:
I now have both my Windows 7 Server with Twonky Server 6 and the My Book World Edition with Twonky 6 also installed and running perfectly.

For anyone else out there this is what I did in a step by step:

1 –  Make sure you have the latest firmware on your MBWE (My Book World Edition). At the time of this procedure I had version 01.02.06 that include Twonky 5. Check it at:
http://whatever your IP address of the MBWE then go to System -> Update

2 - You need to enable ssh on your MBWE. Go to System -> Advanced and check enable ssh and submit

3 – Download and Install putty. I got it from here:

4 – Open Putty and connect to MBWE using the IP address for it.

5 - Once connected use root as the username and welc0me as the password

6 – Install Optware, follow this procedure: (Found at for more detail instruccion or this is what I did)

A – Run the following commands:
# wget
# sh
# echo "export PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin" >> /root/.bashrc
# echo "export PATH=$PATH:/opt/bin:/opt/sbin" >> /etc/profile

B – You must logout and log back in. Use # exit to log out and log back in as before

C – keep running this commands:
# /opt/bin/ipkg update
I installed also the nano editor to be used after:
# /opt/bin/ipkg install nano
I installed also unzip to be use after also:
# /opt/bin/ipkg install unzip

7 – Go to:
cd /usr/local
mkdir twonky6
cd twonky6

8 - Get the new version of Twonky 6 for NAS:

9 – Unzip the new downloaded file:

10 – Shutdown the old Twonky Server:
killall twonkymedia

11 – Start the new Twonky version 6 as a daemon:
./twonkymedia –D

12 – Change the file S97twonkyserver with the new directory so it doesn’t go back to Twonky 5 when you reboot MBWE or the power goes off
I’m using nano as an editor here:
cd /etc/init.d
nano S97twonkyserver

Go to line 28 and change to your new Directory = WORKDIR="twonky6"

You can use this commands on Nano:
^A move to beginning of line
^E move to end of line
^C find out what line the cursor is currently on
^O save contents without exiting
X exit nano

13 - Go to your browser and change your video, music and pictures shares

I hope this help someone else


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SamKiraAuthor Commented:
Because noone else posted anything and I solve the problem looking at other websites.
I posted the info here in the hope someone else may find it usefull.
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