Hi - I am hoping someone can help me with a problem I am having with my new WD MyCloud 2TB drive.
I recently bought a Sonos speaker which is currently connecting to my iMac to stream music, however because I didn’t want to have to turn my mac on every time I wanted to listen to music I thought i’d invest in a NAS drive.
The MyCloud drive arrived yesterday and setup was really easy and I had my music files syncing with the drive in no time at all.
I’ve come home from work tonight and see that all of the files have now been sync’d so I figure I should connect my Sonos speaker to the MyCloud drive. However here’s where I started having issues…
I attempted to add my music folder to the Sonos system using the following network path: \ wdmycloud \ Music
However when I did so Sonos informed me that ‘There is no shared folder “Music” on the computer “wdmycloud”.’ And of course this is correct, as I need to enable public sharing for this particular folder.
I found an help page regarding how to make folders on the MyCloud drive public (i’d love to post a link to this page but as I’m a newbie I cannot post more than 2 links)
On this page it advises that ‘From the menu bar, choose Go > Network.’ - However there is no information about which menu bar this is… I’ve still no idea which application or webpage this is referring to.
Pushing on I found further information that suggested I could make the folder public by logging onto the dashboard through a web browser as detailed here: https://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=13965
The dashboard apparently looks like this:
However whichever way I attempt to log into the site, I cannot find this page. I get to the setup page that was presented to me when I originally setup the device via http://wdmycloud.local/ which if I click through eventually tells me I have been sent an email with login details.
Checking this email gives me a 2nd link: MyCloud.com - if I login here I am presented with the following page:
However this page provides no sharing options or obvious way to allow me to set my Music folder to public.
Please can someone advise me on how I can either:
a) Access the dashboard as shown in the image above, or
b) Tell me another way I can setup my music folder to be shared publicly so I can sync my Sonos speaker to the directory.
Thanks very much for reading this - any help would be hugely appreciated!!