Before I setup my new WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra I was looking for any topic to delete the “Public” folder. I haven’t got any clear solution.
I had already gave up but without any intention, I found out how to do this just using the UI provided by the product.
I just came here to tell you and document how to delete the “Public” share.
But before some information:
- (This item still under test - see replies below) This is only useful if you are NOT going to use My Cloud Access - you will lose access to it unless you create your NAS again from scratch
- My firmware version is 5.17.107 (September 2021)
- I’m using My Cloud OS5 - (yes, this is in the version number of firmware, but this is just to state clear)
- It is necessary to delete entire content of the volume where Public Share is.
- I’m assuming you are creating your NAS from scratch
Steps to create a NAS without Public Share
- Create your NAS normally, following all the steps. You can use RAID1, JBOD, RAID0, RAID1+Spanning… it doesn’t matter.
- Go to “Shares” and check in which volume your Public folder is
- Go to Settings > Utilities
- Then scroll down screen until “Format Disk”
- Select the volume where “Public” share is then format it.
- You will notice it will not show up again in “Share” tab.
- (Optional) If you would like, you can create another “Public” on another volume
- Important If you create another one (independent of the volume) you will not be able to delete it again. You have to repeat this procedure from step 2 again