Sorry if this is covered already in the forum - I’ve looked but can’t find. I don’t know if I’m heading up a blind alley.
I’ve just got WD My Cloud - it’s working fine on my home Ethernet. Both desktop and laptop computers are WIndows 8.1. I’ve a public share and a private share. On both desktop and laptop, I’ve used WD Discovery to assign Z: to the public share and X: to the private share - at home, connected to local network (desktop on ethermet, laptop on wifi). I’d like to relocate “My Documents” to X: rather than C: - so both machines use the same location. This is all ok at home.
I want to take my laptop out and connect using WIFi, e.g. in a coffee shop. I can use the MyCloud program to open an Explorer emulator. However, I want to set up the Z: and X: drives - so that applications access the same drives as if I’m working on my home LAN (i.e. opening a file from My Documents).
I’ve had some success (after entering name/password through MyCould.com) but only to access the public share. I don’t understand. Is it just that I can only access the public share - or can I enable external access to the private one (as X:)? Or do I need to put everything on my public share? I’m also worried that if I can access the public share then can everyone else - i.e. is it really “public”? Thanks in anticipation (sorry I am new to all this and don’t know the techncial stuff, so if you could please explain in simple steps or point me to guidance that would be much appreciated). Or tell me I can’t do it.