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If prompted, tap a user account name default: Tap Wi-Fi, and then turn on Connect to Internet. On the Start page, type Computer Click Computer. Click Advanced View and select the file categories you want to back up. From a Windows computer, you can browse for these share folders and copy data such as digital content over.

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It also has a USB 3. For more NAS server options, including those with multiple volumes, check out this list. This is a single-volume storage device that houses one 3. The device is very compact, just slightly larger than a standard desktop internal hard drive.

On the front the device has one blue LED status light that stays solid when it's powered up and flashing when there is data activity. The My Cloud comes with a small power adapter, a network cable, and a Quick Setup guide. You won't need much help with the setup process, however. Setup is a breeze The My Cloud is by far the easiest NAS server to set up that I've encountered; you literally just need to connect it to the power, hook its network port to a router or a switch , and you're done.

As the names suggest, the Public folder is for storing public data, and the other two are for backups of Windows and Mac machines, respectively. As soon as the device is plugged in, all of these public folders are available to all connected devices in the home network. From a Windows computer, you can browse for these share folders and copy data such as digital content over.

Macs will immediately see the My Cloud as an available destination for Time Machine backup and the My Cloud will also appear on Finder. And that's not all: The interesting part is, after this first step, now even when you're out and about, connecting to a different Wi-Fi network or using a cellular connection, the mobile app on your device still maintains access to the My Cloud NAS server via the Internet.

More on this app below. In other word, there's no extra setup or log-in needed to make the app work with the server remotely. So if you use the My Cloud by yourself or share it with a group of people with no need for data privacy among themselves, there's really nothing to setting up the My Cloud, other than plugging it in and downloading the mobile app.

Now, if you want to further customize the NAS server, that's also quite easy to do. Advanced, yet not overwhelming personal cloud features The WD My Cloud comes with a handful of desktop software and mobile apps to enhance the user experience. They are all very self-explanatory and useful. Except for the WD SmartWare backup program, which is only available for Windows since Macs already have Time Machine , the rest of the software is available for both platforms.

In this review I will talk only about the Setup desktop software and the My Cloud mobile app. When I tried it, the Setup software quickly found the My Cloud and asked me to create the first user account. This account will have admin privileges and you can use it to log in to create more accounts. Once each account is created there will be a new private share folder named after the account holder.

This private share folder is only available to that user and nobody else. If you have multiple computers, follow the steps below on each computer. How to install WD Sync: If WD Sync was not installed during the setup process or you are setting up a second computer, the WD Sync installation file can be downloaded from here Mac and here Windows Once downloaded, open the file to begin installation Log into your MyCloud. To add family or friends and give them access to store and access files on a My Cloud: To open the My Cloud web Dashboard: If you have more than one WD device connected to your network, select the one you want to use for backup If your computer has more than one internal hard drive or drive partition, click the arrow below your computer icon and select the desired item from the dropdown menu Click the Backup tab Make sure WD SmartWare is set to back up categories Note: Select all file categories for backup Click next to specific categories to back up only those categories Note: Drag files from your computer to the drive.

In the top right corner of the Public pane, tap the three horizontal dots and then tap Add Photo. Select photos and tap the upload icon. In the WD My Cloud app, tap the action icon three vertical squares in the top right corner, and then tap Upload.

Tap a source Gallery or Music. Select files and tap the upload icon. The SD card contents will be available in the SD share. Make sure the WD My Cloud app is installed on your mobile device. On your mobile device, launch the WD My Cloud mobile app.

Tap the menu icon in the top left corner. In the Already Added section, swipe MyPassport and tap the settings icon. Tap SD Card, and then tap Import. In the Devices section, tap the settings icon. Turn on FTP Access. The steps for transferring photos depend on your particular camera. MyPassport Default IP address: Click the Backup tab. Make sure that WD SmartWare is set to perform a category backup.

Click Advanced View and select the file categories you want to back up. Make sure that WD SmartWare is set to perform a file backup. Select files and folders. Click Change Settings and follow the steps in the wizard. When prompted to select where you want your backup saved, click My Passport, and then click Next. When prompted, select an option, and then click Next.

If you selected the option to choose files yourself, select the appropriate files, and then click Next. Click Save Settings and Exit. Click Back Up Now. In the Wi-Fi Network box, turn the switch On. Select the network you want to connect to. In the Wi-Fi network dialog: Enter a password if required. Launch the WD My Cloud mobile app. MyPassport is listed as an Already Added device. To access the Already Added section, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner of the screen.

Then tap a user account name default: In the Already Added section, swipe the name of your drive and tap the settings icon. Tap Wi-Fi, and then turn on Connect to Internet. Select a network and enter a Password if required. Turn on Share Content to allow anyone connected to the network to access files on your drive. MyPassport is listed in the Devices section. To access the Devices section, tap the menu icon in the top-left corner of the screen. If prompted, tap a user account name default: In the Devices section, tap the settings icon to the right of your drive.

Direct Connection On your mobile device or computer, open the list of available Wi-Fi networks. Select the Security Type. Enter and then confirm your Wi-Fi password. Turn on Settings Password, and then enter and confirm your password.

Turn on Drive Lock. Select your home network. In the Connect to Wi-Fi dialog: Follow the instructions provided with your media player to proceed through the initial setup or installation of drivers. To get the name of your drive: On the dashboard, click Admin and check the Device Name. See your player's instructions for specific details. Access Your Content Make sure that: You installed the WD My Cloud mobile app. MyPassport is listed as an available device. Navigate to your content and tap to view or play.

Default name is MyPassport. Set up the device with the My Cloud app, per the standard setup instructions. Once connected to the My Passport Wireless device, tap the settings icon.

The default password is printed on the sticker that comes on the face of the drive. Use the default options on the next 2 screens:

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