I have the 3TB WDBCTL0030HWT My Cloud drive on a Windows 7 desktop, and accessed by both Win7 and Win8 machines remotely. It works fine for the most part, but any time I try to move or copy a file using the mapped drive, I get the Windows Security prompt “These Files Might Be Harmful to Your Computer - Your Internet Security settings suggest that one or more files may be harmful. Do you want to use it anyway?”
This pretty much makes file manipulation on a mapped drive impossible, and I would like to find a way to permit this device/service without the prompt. This is obvioiusly a common issue, but I’ve yet to find a solution (either from Google or trial/error) that works. Here’s what I’ve tried:
-Adding wd2go.com to the various security zones in IE, testing each by completely disconnecting the map, logging out of wd2go, closing browser, and then logging back in, mappind drive, etc.
-Did the above using various iterations of wd2go (http and https) and also using the convuluted string shown in the mapped drive name, just for grins.
-Lowered the security level sliders in IE. (disconnected, logged out, etc.)
-Turned off Windows Firewall, just to test. (disconnected, logged out, etc.)
As mentioned, I have searched on this issue and all of the results I have found have either not worked or not been exactly the same problem. (for example, a lot of folks are being prompted for a password…I am not)
I got into this after all the April mess so I’ve found the drive to work fairly well. I don’t like the fact that I cannot connect to it directly to move files via eSata or USB3, so getting my data onto the device has been the first hurdle. Now I’m trying to *use* what data is on there so far and this prompt makes it almost unusable. Obviously the client works well, but I cannot have that with me everywhere. The web interface also works well…no prompts…but also no previews. So quickly sorting/moving photos is virtually impossible.
I appreciate any suggestions/solutions. Thanks! Doug