I only tried the WD backup software once, and killed the process before it was done (see my previous topic on how absurdly slow this all seemed) and I noticed something really odd.
As a hidden folder, visible in Windows Explorer, every folder that had images in it (JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs… all of them, I think) there was a hidden folder called .WDMC. Inside that was a folder called “Transcoded Files”, and inside that was a file with a long name that was a jumble of letters and numbers - the kind of name only a computer could use. Inside of that were two copies of every image in the folder being backed up. One was the full-sized original, the other was the thumbnail.
It’s like the software created a backup on my drive instead of on the mirror, except that there were also copies of these on the MyCloud Mirror.
Does anyone know what these are, or what they’re for? Are they temporary things that go away when the WD software is finished?