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WD My Cloud Home Time Machine Server Password

To encrypt all your files from Time Machine backups, you have to provide your backup password. If you no longer remember the backup password, you cannot restore or recover your data from the Time Machine backup. In such cases, configure the WD My Cloud Home Time Machine backup as Guest by performing the following steps.

WD My Cloud Home Time Machine

Step 1

On the home screen of your Mac computer, click the Apple logo at the top and choose the System Preferences option.

Step 2

Search for the Time Machine option and click it.

Step 3

Select the checkbox next to the ‘Show Time Machine in menu bar’ option.

Step 4

  • In the left panel, turn on the toggle switch beside the ON option.
  • Note: Instead of the ON/OFF option, you will see the ‘Back Up Automatically’ option on macOS 10.12. Enable the Back Up Automatically option.

Step 5

Click the Time Machine icon at the top of the screen and select the ‘Open Time Machine Preferences’ option.

Step 6

Click the ‘Select Disk’ button in the Time Machine window.

Step 7

  • Choose the ‘TimeMachineBackup on My Cloud Home’ option.
  • Select the checkbox next to the Encrypt backups option and then click the Use Disk button.

Step 8

  • When the next dialog window opens, select the radio button beside the Guest option.
  • Click the Connect button.
  • Wait until the backup completes.
  • Once completed, you will see the date and time of the recent backup below TimeMachineBackup.

Step 9

  • If you see the Backup Complete alert message on the screen, click the Close button.
  • Note: If you know the Time Machine backup password, you can change it from Disk Utility. Changing password works in the lion and mountain lion OS. If you need remote assitance for WD My Cloud Home Time Machine backup, contact via remote assistance.