I got a WD Mycloudex2 and connected it to my old Windows Vista desktop. It workds exactly as I expected. But now I’ve connected it to both a Windows 8.1 laptop and a new Windows 8.1 desktop and something different is happening. Here’s the problem. Bear with me as I try to explain it.
When I click on My Computer on the Vista computer and then on Network I see the WD Mycloud device on the right (both the media server with a little music note on the icon and the NAS drive without the music note on its icon). When I click on the WD Mycloud icon I see all the shares on the device. Good! That’s how I did a cut and paste to move all my music from my C: drive to the Pubic Music folder on the NAS. On both the 8.1 computers when I click on My Computer and then on Network I see the WD Mycloud device under both Media Devices and Storage. When I click on the Mycloud icon under storage instead of showing me the Shares (the folders) that are on the device it opens the Dashboard for the device. I want to move some music from the laptop to the Public Music share but I can’t do a cut and paste as I did on my Vista machine because I can’t ever get that folder to appear.
This must be an easy problem and either I’m doing something wrong with my NAS or maybe there’s something different about Windows 8.1 that I need to do to be able to “see” the folders that are on the Mycloud device. Any help anyone here can offer would be greatly appreciated.