It took a while to figure this one out, so I thought I’d post what I discovered. I found that I could xcopy a directory to the internal disk on My Cloud, but got access denied xcopying to an NTFS drive connected to the My Cloud USB-3 port. Robocopy gave a more useful error message - unable to set attributes for the directory. Robocopy can be told not to attempt to set attributes with the /copy:dt option; this is fine for what I’m doing. Is this a limitation of NTFS support in the My Cloud OS?
In case it matters, here’s my firmware version:
WDMyCloud v04.04.01-112 : Core F/W