How do I use WD My Cloud?

How to setup your My Cloud via computer

  1. Power up the My Cloud device.
  2. Connect the My Cloud device to a router.
  3. Go to
  4. Click “Get Started”
  5. Enter the info you would like to use for the account.
  6. Check your email for the confirmation email.
  7. Create a account password.

How do I access my WD My Cloud dashboard?

Go to Login with your account credential. From the device listing menu, select your My Cloud device. Navigate and click on the file and folder to access your content.

Is WD My Cloud still supported?

After Jan. 15, 2022, remote access, security updates and technical support will no longer be available for My Cloud OS 3. For customers with only My Cloud OS 3-compatible devices, Western Digital plans to end all support for prior generations on April 15, 2022.

How do I transfer files from WD My Cloud to USB?

Copy files or folders you want to backup and paste it to the connected USB drive. This way is simple and easy to operate, all you need to do is connect WD my cloud home directly to computer vis ethernet, then copy and paste files to the connected external storage.

Can you connect WD My Cloud directly to computer?

Is it possible to connect My Cloud directly to a PC without a router? Yes, just connect the Ethernet wire from the My Cloud to the computer’s networking port.

Can I use My Cloud as external hard drive?

The first thing you need to know about the WD MyCloud is that it’s not a traditional external hard disk. This is not a device that you plug into a PC or a laptop and transfer files to. You do not carry this around with you when you go from place to place. The MyCloud device variants offer up to 8 TB of storage.

What is the default username and password for WD My Cloud?

BUT if you have created a user for yourself, it is likely to have made that user into the administrator,. Try entering your user name (first name) and password. If that doesn’t work, do a 40-second reset, which clears all users, and reverts to default ‘admin’ with no password.

How do I reset WD My Cloud?

How to Soft Reset WD my Cloud – YouTube

Is WD My Cloud Obsolete?

On April 15, 2022, support for prior generations of My Cloud OS, including My Cloud OS 3, will end. If your device isn’t compatible with My Cloud OS 5, you will lose remote access and will only be able to access it locally. Devices on these older firmware versions will not receive security fixes or technical support.

How do I retrieve data from WD My Cloud?

How to recover data from WD My Cloud Home

  1. Remove the drives from your WD My Cloud Home.
  2. Connect the removed drive(s) to the computer.
  3. Install UFS Explorer Professional Recovery on the computer and launch the program.
  4. Find the WD My Cloud partition holding your data.

Does WD My Cloud need to be connected to router?

Connect your My Cloud Home

Because the My Cloud Home works over the network, you do not connect the drive to your computer with a USB cable, but with a network cable to your router or modem. Place the WD My Cloud Home near your router. Connect the power adapter to the My Cloud Home and to a free power outlet.

Can WD My Cloud be connected directly to computer?

To summarize all the debate below: you CAN connect the My Cloud directly to your computer via Ethernet ONLY. You CANNOT use the USB port; the My Cloud is an intelligent network device, not a dumb* USB drive. As an intelligent network device, it can support additional drives of its own.

How do I reset my WD My Cloud to factory settings?

WD My Cloud, Restoring the System’s Factory Settings – YouTube

How do I reset my WD My Cloud password?

How To Reset Password and Login on WD Cloud Drive Without Losing Data

How do I reset my WD My Cloud home to factory settings?

Western Digital MyCloud Drive Factory Reset – YouTube

Can My Cloud be hacked?

Hackers who remotely access your cloud storage drive can wipe or copy its data. They can also upload data, including malware, to your network.

Can you use WD My Cloud as an external hard drive?

How do I transfer data from one WD to another?

Drag files from one hard drive window to the other to transfer the files. Additionally, you can right-click a file from one of the hard drives and click “Copy.” Right-click an empty spot on the hard drive you want to transfer the file to and click “Paste.”

Can I use My Cloud without internet?

The device must be connected to the Internet to work. That may sound reasonable – but there is no way to use it locally without internet access. I understand it is a “Cloud” device.

Can you access WD My Cloud without internet?

How do I reset my WD My Cloud home without losing data?

Can I connect my WD My Cloud directly to computer?

Is WD My Cloud reliable?

Western Digital’s My Cloud Home can store all of your files from iOS and Mac devices in one location, and it can be used for device backups from a range of devices. During my testing, my unit was reliable and had no problems staying connected to my Wi-Fi network, so my files were always accessible to me.

Can I use My Cloud without Internet?

Can I use WD My Cloud as an external drive?

Yes, one can extract the hard drive from the single bay/single drive My Cloud enclosure. One can then use a USB to SATA adapter (that supports 3.5 inch drives) to connect the My Cloud drive to another device. Note however that the My Cloud hard drive is formatted for Linux (EXT4).