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How To Backup Files To Wd My Cloud

Western Digital (WD) My Cloud is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device used to store data. You can also schedule a Backup to save the data from your device to the My Cloud device automatically. If you wish to know how to backup files to Wd my cloud, follow the below-mentioned steps.

How To Backup Files To Wd My Cloud?
  • If you are connecting the My Cloud device for the first time, you need to perform a reset before backing up the data.
  • Connect the My Cloud device to the wall outlet using the supplied power cord.
  • Power on the device and wait until the power indicator light turns solid blue.
  • Connect the My Cloud device to the Wi-Fi router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Next, connect your PC to the same wireless network.
  • Open the default browser and launch the My Cloud Dashboard to install the product on the network.
  • Agree to the EULA and set up the administrator password.
  • Enter your details and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the setup.
  • After completing the setup, click the Start menu and navigate to the Windows Control Panel.
  • Click the File History tab and select the Select drive link available at the left-side panel.
  • On the "Select a File History drive" screen, click the Add network location button.
  • Select the WDMYCLOUD network drive and click the Select Folder button.
  • Choose your desired folder from the displayed list and click the Select Folder button again.
  • On the "Select a File History drive" screen, select your WD My Cloud drive and click OK.
  • Now, the File History feature starts backing up your data from the computer to the WD My Cloud device.
  • To schedule backups and other necessary settings, click the Advanced settings option from the left-side panel.
  • Under Advanced settings, you can set up the time for saving the copies and keeping the saved versions.
  • The time to back up your data depends on the size of the data stored on your computer.
  • You can also view the last backup in the File History window.
  • For the Windows 7 operating system, you can use the Backup and Restore feature to back up your data to the WD My Cloud device. If you still have a qury on how to backup files to Wd my cloud, click the call button available on the screen.