New to this and would preferably like to give access to a friend on a specific file rather than public access. How do I achieve this? Or a least limit him seeing everything?
I had this same concern when I bought my device. The way around this that I decided to use was to create a user account and after providing them access to certain shares I would then add access from my ipad via access code underr that users account. As a result I would see the shares that I gave them and had the access user permision that I also gave them. I did this for a few of my accounts and after seeing indeed that the permisions worked like they should I entruseted the rest would.
Check out the User Manual.
Open your Dashboard and click on the Help (?) icon for more information. See Sharing content with people outside your network.
If all you want to do is share a specific file and not give someone access to the My Cloud as a User, then all you have to do is to:
Open the My Cloud Desktop on your PC (if you don’t have it installed you can get it from here: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?wdc_lang=en&fid=wdsfMyCloud))
Connect to or select the My Cloud
Navigate to the file you want to share
Right click on the the file and select “E-mail”
Send them the email link to the share.