Here is a step-by-step instruction for what you want to do:
- Enable SSH
- login to your WDMyCloud dashboard ( http://wdmycloud/ ) -> go to Settings -> Network -> and set SSH to ON
- Download Putty, an SSH client
- install it on your computer
- Open Putty and connect to WDMyCloud via SSH
Enter the IP address of your WDMyCloud in the Host Name ( or IP Address ) field.
Click Open on the bottom to connect
If this is your first time using SSH for your device you will need to accept the Host Key by clicking Yes
- The default login is “root” and the password is “welc0me” (yes, that is a number zero in welc0me)
Run the following commands
update-rc.d wdphotodbmergerd disable
update-rc.d wdmcserverd disable
Note: Copy and pasting commands with putty can be done by selecting the commands from this screen (copy),
then go back to the putty screen and paste by right-clicking on your mouse anywhere on the screen.
mv smb-global_veto.conf no
service samba restart
You can now log out (type “exit”)
You may now set the SSh back to Off in the MyCloud dashboard
From file explorer, locate your MyCloud shares. Map each share as a network drive by right clicking on the share. Select map network drive. You shares will now appear as if they were hard drives attached to your computer.
Use your file explorer to search for all .wdmc folders in each share. Highlight them all using ctrl-a and press delete.
All of the above will be undone if you update the firmware, but you can repeat it again if you want.