This has been mentioned but not posted in detail with a solution on its own. It does look like WDC has decided that desktop (Win File Explorer and mac Finder) integration is not something they can keep developing and support given the many changes to the operating system (mainly macOS AFP and SMB security updates). It may be possible that WD Discovery desktop could keep running on 64 bit Windows for many more years with nearly full functionality, but don’t count on it. *
- CORRECTION, on second read, it does look like desktop network support will stop in June 2023 which means even if WD Discovery is still running, there will be no mounted REMOTE drive and the remote will not show on the desktop, however locally mounted MCH is unaffected.
What does “no longer supported” mean?
WD Discovery will no longer support My Cloud Home devices. There will also no longer be any new releases or security updates for My Cloud Home on WD Discovery. We will discontinue all development, including critical security updates and technical support. As new versions of operating systems are released, these features might stop working and will not be fixed. WD Discovery will continue to function and be supported for other compatible WD storage products.
**When is support ending?**Support will end in June 2023
How does this affect me?
Local drive mounting via WD Discovery for My Cloud Home desktop app will no longer be supported. If you used the desktop app to access your files stored on your My Cloud Home device, you will now need to access them in one of the following ways:
- My Cloud Home Mobile App
The My Cloud Home Android and iOS Mobile Apps can be downloaded from the following:
Mobile App on Google Play
Mobile App on App Store
My Cloud Home Web App
Local Network Access: (Windows) or Finder (macOS). For more information, please refer to Answer ID 34991: How to Enable Local Network Access to Data on My Cloud Home and ibi Using the Dashboard.
One Alternative to replace WD Discovery.
The installation of Tailscale which is free for personal use will allow many features of the WD Discovery to be replaced by Tailscale desktop SMB integration.
There is now a suggestion thread on running Tailscale natively in the My Cloud Home over in the ‘ideas’ subforum. Please go over to that thread and voice your support if you think this is a useful feature.
macOS send file with Taildrop which is part of Tailscale.
Notice below, this Win10 laptop client is on 192.168.0.41 via a Wifi hotspot but is able to use Win File Manager to access remote routing from the My Cloud Home which is on 192.168.1.xx on a different subnet and ISP, copying >100 files in a folder from the MCH. This is made possible by advertising a Tailscale Subnet Router in software from the 192.168.1.xx subnet. Instruction setup in Post 12 below.