I know that there is no longer support for the 1st gen my cloud but this is pretty basic questions. I copied from my post in the Apple support forums.
So I am sure this question could be posted in MAC or Western Digital, but I am going with MAC due to the finder is how you access your volumes. Anyways I got a Western Digital my cloud 1st generation and boy does it ever ■■■■. I am not even talking about accessing it via the cloud outside of my network. I am just talking using it as a external HD through my local network . My problem is…
I have a 500GB folder of music I want to delete. When I right click on the folder , beach ball just spins for like 2 to 3 mins before I even get the menu for “Move to trash” . When I choose it, it starts to scan so i can delete 80,000 plus files. Then it runs into the you dont have permission to delete all of this. So I then go to the main folder and make sure its not locked and choose the “apply to enclosed folders”. The problem is , it doesn’t do that. I still have files that are in folder that are locked. I don’t have time to go through 70,000 files and see which ones are locked. It would be nice if they showed this in the view settings. So this post is a few different questions. See below.
1.) what determines a Network attached storage speed? Why is this thing so clunky in my finder? Is it because its the first Gen My cloud or my 2011 Imac is just too old? I am determined I will never buy another NAS . I Feel regular External HD are sufficient for me
2.) Permissions - Why is it so hard to delete this dang folder. I need a way to apply or unlock all permission to every single folder, Sub Folder and file within in this main folder. How do I do that. It seems when I choose the “apply to enclosed folder” option it only does that to some . Why doesn’t change the permission to every single thing within that main folder?
3.) I noticed when I right click and chose "get info " on the main folder it list the users at the bottom .They have a weird name. There is everyone and some other name like dapd or something to that nature. I am wondering because I bought this used is this is a previous owner and how does a folder within a NAS know who the owner is? What is it pulling from? Shouldn’t it know that I am using a mac and pull my user account name? I cant reformat it because it doesn’t show up in Disk Utility. I mean shouldn’t it list my username I use for my Imac.