This is not really starting from scratch, but I will go ahead and try to help you out.
Lets try to make it simple.
Here is a brief overview of what you need to do.
1) Setup SSH on your MyBook
2) Login to SSH as a normal user on your MyBook
3) Change to the root/super user
4) Navigate to /shares/internal
5) At this step, you have some options, it would be easiest to move your folders recursively or symlink them to your public folder (for this guide we will be making a symbolic link)
6) Change the permissions of your other folders (and owner if necessary)
Here are the steps broken down for you
Now to setup SSH, first create a user from your mybook web interface if you have not yet.
Next we will run a script which pretends to be a firmware update, (but it really creates ssh keys and launches the ssh server)
Click the upgrade firmware button and wait a few min, nothing will happen on screen, but it actually does its work in about 10 sec.
If you get a message about no updates avail, then you will need to properly configure the networking options for your mybook (it needs a valid gateway and dns server address) http://192.168.1.143/auth/updnetwork.pl
To login to your ssh server we will open putty http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe
and put in your mybook's ip and make sure ssh is selected.
You will get a login prompt. From here login with the standard user you created earlier's username. Press enter, then enter the password (you will not see the password characters you type) and then press enter.
If everything goes right you should now be seeing something looking like:
from here type su - (the dash is not needed, but go ahead and put it anyway)
You may be asked for a password, just press enter (there is no root/super user password), the script removed it for you with the firmware update.
now you should be at:
type cd /shares/internal/
and press enter.
now type ls -lah
You should see a listing of your shares, along with PUBLIC
Note the name of each folder name (you can highlight it with the mouse, open notepad and paste if you want [highlighting something in putty will put it in the clipboard, right clicking will paste])
now type cd PUBLIC and press enter
you should now see: [root@MyBookWorld PUBLIC]#
Now for each folder you noted or want to restore type:
ln -s /shares/internal/FOLDERNAME/ FOLDERNAME
and press enter
For example, I have a folder named Test, I would put ln -s /shares/internal/Test/ Test
Notice the space between the folder name/ folder name
(what we are doing is creating a shortcut to the other folders inside your PUBLIC folder)
now type cd .. and press enter
and you should see [root@MyBookWorld internal]#
now we want to create permissions for everything to be read and writable in public.
Type chmod -Rf 776 * and press enter
It may take a few min to finish and you should be returned to the
type exit and press enter
type exit and press enter
(yes you do it twice, once to exit root, the next to exit the session)
now when you visit
in windows explorer, it should show all your files and sub folders with access to them.
Hope this helps and is easy enough… I have tried to keep it simple yet provide you with an brief explanation of what is going on in each step.