I would like to directly connect to my drive and access and manage my files through the file explorer in Windows. I don’t like having to use the cloud storage system for a few reasons;
And I don’t know if this is always the case, but I don’t like being tethered to the internet to use the NAS drive. I would like the ability to move my files with or without internet access. Powercuts happen - I would like access to all of my files at ALL times. I understand this might be solved with a cable from the drive to my laptop (if anybody can confirm I am able to do this), but that does not solve all of my issues
I don’t bloody well like using the cloud storage app. Not one bit. It isn’t user friendly for me for a few reasons I will list here;
A) Sometimes it shows me the progress bar, others it does not.
B) Often it isn’t moving all of my files over, just the folders. I look inside the folders dismayed to find that no files have been transferred. I do not have the time nor the patience to look through the thousands of folders I am trying to port over
B-2) This might be an issue tied with issue A as it is not finished moving the files, but I wait and wait and wait and wait and nothing ever shows up. I move the files themselves and they port over just fine. But again, I don’t have the time or the patience to micromanage to this degree
C) I am unable to look at the folder size I have just moved over. There simply isn’t an option. A quick and easy method to check all the files have been moved over is to check the size of the folder and how many files are in it. Obviously I am unable to do this and this is a problem for me
D) I can’t change the view to compact or make anything smaller. I am not blind. I don’t need the icons so large - I would like to see more information in one screen. This is a much smaller issue, but it’s still an annoyance when I am trying to scan for a specific archived folder
tl;dr I want to work through Windows and Windows only
Any advice on anything, and workarounds, literally anything at all will be appreciated.
Edit: To clarify I have already searched to see if I’m able to do this via Windows and as far as I can see I can’t, but I’m hoping I have misread or misunderstood or there’s some setting somewhere which can allow me to use the NAS in the way in which I need to