Your question: What is WD desktop app?

WD My Cloud (for desktop) is Western Digital’s companion application to its new My Cloud($399.98 at Amazon) NAS—a device for sharing and streaming data to a variety of WD mobile apps and the Web. With the WD My Cloud desktop application, users can access data stored on a My Cloud from any Windows or Mac OS X.

Do I need to install WD software?

The WD software installs the proper driver for your drive. … If you don’t have internet connectivity, please install WD Backup™ and WD Drive Utilities™ from the WD Software Offline Installers > For Windows folder.

How do I access WD My Cloud from desktop?

To access files from any compatible web browser:

  1. Go to www.mycloud.com.
  2. Login with your MyCloud.com account credential.
  3. From the device listing menu, select your My Cloud device.
  4. Navigate and click on the file and folder to access your content.

What does WD access do?

GoodSync backup service enables you to backup data from your computer to a WD device, and from your WD device to a remote location including other computers, other WD devices, or cloud storage.

What is WD program?

WD SmartWare is designed to provide users with administrative controls over their external drives. Much like other software backup tools, WD SmartWare provides users with the ability to schedule automated backups at periodic intervals which will take place without requiring user input.

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Can I use WD external hard drive without software?

You don’t require pre-installed software for re-formatting the drive. Hope this information helps. Hey there Ackman, As Anusha explained pretty well, you are free to use external drives such as the WD My Passport Ultra the same way you would use an internal drive in an external enclosure.

Can I connect WD My Cloud directly to computer?

see less 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.

Why won’t my computer recognize my WD Passport?

If the WD Passport drive shows up, it is the damaged USB hub that stops WD from showing up. If the WD passport is not detected either on your current or the new PC, replace the WD drive with a new one.

Why can’t I access my WD My Cloud?

Go to Control Panel > Credential Manager > Windows Credentials, and click Add a Windows credential at the lower right side. Step 2. Type the username and password of My Cloud in the following window and click Save. Later, restart your computer and see if WD My Cloud Windows 10 cannot access is solved.

How do I connect my WD My Cloud to my computer via WIFI?

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 www.mycloud.com/setup.
  4. Click “Get Started”
  5. Enter the info you would like to use for the MyCloud.com account. …
  6. Check your email for the confirmation email.
  7. Create a MyCloud.com account password.
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