I can not delete folder or files in my public share, why. I copied files to this because it was simple to access it, but now i do not want files in multiple folders on my Mycloud and also not want these files on my public folder
When i look at properties the files in folders are write protected and when i try to change this i get error message that i cant change this because i need admin rights
How are you trying to delete or modify the Share (or it’s files/folders) permissions? Using what program on the computer?
Generally one cannot remove the default “Public” Share on the My Cloud nor make it private. Unofficially there are ways to do so. One can use the forum search feature, magnifying glass icon upper right, to find those past discussions…
File and folder permissions are inherited from the top Share the files or folders reside in. Generally one uses the My Cloud Dashboard to configure a Share (other than the default Public Share) to Public or Private. When a Share is set to Private one can assign user permissions to user accounts created through the My Cloud Dashboard. One also uses the My Cloud Dashboard to remove and create top level Shares
If one hasn’t done so it is also a good idea to read the My Cloud User Manual (https://support.wdc.com/product.aspx?ID=904) to learn more about how to configure/use the various features/options of the My Cloud device.
We need more information to help which is why we asked additional questions. One typically uses Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder to add/delete files and folders (not Shares) from a My Cloud on the local network. If you cannot delete a file or folder (again not a Share) from the My Cloud using Windows File Explorer or Mac Finder, then post a screen capture of the error message if you can so others can see what you are seeing.
If one has modified file ownership permissions using SSH or some other method other than the My Cloud Dashboard then one may have problems trying to remove those files. One may have to access the My Cloud using SSH to see what permission settings are set for each file/folder (not Share).
if i use ssh, how do i write in terminal linux ubuntu to change the permissions for public and the folders and files so i can delete them
please start with command for root, then connect then permission change…