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. The app is a lot more flexible because you can do much more inside the app. Your new group account displays on the left pane of the Set Up Groups screen. Click Start Recovery at the bottom of the page to display the Recover Content with a Safepoint dialog box: 4. It does not show as a computer - which is a bit frustrating. Important: If you create a safepoint with shares you wish to keep private, create the safepoint on a private share.
Click the button on the lower right and select View shares. Images have tiny thumbnails as their icons. From a desktop, you are merely shown a list of folders on the My Cloud, but then you have to use the desktop's file manager to do anything with the data. In the Quotas field, click Configure. I recently moved and U-verse is my new service provider so I was having trouble reecocnfiguring my devices and had to call my bro to come to the rescue via ip! The device is very compact, just slightly larger than a standard desktop internal hard drive. They are all very self-explanatory and useful. App Settings There is another menu for the app's settings.
Active Internet Connection The My Cloud Home cannot be accessed using MyCloud. In other word, there's no extra setup or log-in needed to make the app work with the server remotely. A share can be public so that all users can access the contents, or private to limit access to selected users. Your new user accounts display on screen. Now you should be able to access your drive from your mobile device. On the navigation bar, click Storage to display the Storage screen. When I tried it, the Setup software quickly found the My Cloud and asked me to create the first user account.
A message prompts for confirmation that you want to update now. Three restore operations are available: System Only: Changes all settings back to the factory default values, makes private shares public, and returns the administrator password to none. The Choose Your Device screen displays. These mobile apps are also available for download for your Windows or Blackberry mobile devices. Hard drive in standby Not lit Drive is inactive. Now you can select the options provided on the screen.
General Use the General page to view and modify the device name and description, select the language in which the user interface should display, enable or disable cloud access, set energy usage settings, and enable or disable Time Machine backups. No need to buy router switch or other device. This area also displays the amount of time the device has been up and running. Mapping the Drive Windows 1. The My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage screen displays: 5.
To make a manual connection, click Manual. If you are are able to find that, then you can select it that way. My last resort was to connect a Linksys E4200 straight into the MyCloud after disconnecting from the U-Verse router it linked with green lights on both ports. On the Set Up Users page, select the user. The interface is well-organized, with six tabs on top for Home, Users, Shares, Cloud Access, Safepoints, and Settings that take you to more customizations.
Select your desired options, clearing the check box for any option you want to disable, and click Finish. It's easy to set up and use, provides almost full management over data remotely from a mobile device, and is free. See Enter your user name and password. Follow the online instructions to complete the installation. 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. Read the Apple Software License Agreement and click Agree.