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Western Digital My Cloud Setup

Western Digital My Cloud is a cloud storage device that helps to keep all your files, including photos, videos, and music. Once you connect the WD My Cloud drive to a home network, you can assess all your files wirelessly without the need for a computer. If you want to set up a WD My Cloud on your Windows and Mac computer, refer to the instructions provided on this webpage.

Wd My Cloud Setup For Windows

Hardware Setup

  • First, connect the WD My Cloud hard drive’s power adapter to the power source.
  • Now, establish a connection between the WD My Cloud hard drive and your Windows computer using an Ethernet cable.
  • Wait until the LED on the WD My Cloud drive turns blue and proceed with the following steps to install its software on the Windows computer.

Software Setup

  • Go to the Windows computer, navigate to the Safari web browser, and visit the official webpage of the WD products.
  • Select the WD My Cloud product from the displayed WD products and select the Download Setup Software option.
  • If prompted, click the Save File button. This will save the WD My Cloud setup software on the Windows computer.
  • When you see the installation wizard on the screen, click the Get Started button to begin.
  • Read and review the Western Digital End User License Agreement.
  • Select the checkbox beside the ‘I accept the terms of the license agreement’ option and click the Next button.
  • When the next window opens, click the Next button. Check if the WDMyCloud drive displays on the screen. Click the Next button in the Select your WD My Cloud window.
  • This will open the Set Up your Personal Cloud window on the screen.
  • Type your first and last name in the appropriate fields.
  • Entering your email address is optional. Ensure that you have selected the checkbox beside the ‘Also, register WD My Cloud with this information’ option.
  • Click the Next button in the ‘Set Up Your Personal Cloud’ window.
  • Check if the details shown in the Your Account window and then click the Next button.
  • Now, you will see the ‘Congratulations! Your WD My Cloud is set up’ message on the screen.
  • Make sure to tick the box next to the Install the WD My Cloud application option. Click the Finish button when the Setup Complete window displays.
  • If you see any prompt dialog box on the screen, select the Yes option.
  • You will see the progress of the software. Once done with this software installation, the WD My Cloud dialog box opens.
  • Select the English language from the appropriate drop-down menu and click the OK button.
  • In the License Agreement window, select the radio button beside the ‘I accept the terms of the license agreement’ option and click the Install button.
  • Click the Done button when the ‘WD My Cloud has been successfully installed’ message appears on the screen.

Wd My Cloud Setup Mac

Hardware Setup

  • Plug the WD My Cloud device’s power adapter into a wall outlet.
  • Take an Ethernet cable that is provided in the WD My Cloud box while purchasing it.
  • Plug one end of the Ethernet cable to the rear port of the WD My Cloud drive.
  • Attach the other end of the Ethernet cable to your Mac computer.
  • The blue LED will be lit if the hardware connection is successful.
  • Once done with the hardware connection, follow the guidelines given on this website to install the WD My Cloud setup software on the Mac computer.

Software Setup

  • On your Mac computer, navigate to the official WD products webpage in the Safari web browser, and you will see a list of WD products.
  • Select the WD My Cloud product followed by the Download Setup Software option.
  • In the Downloads folder of the Safari web browser, find the downloaded WD My Cloud setup file and double-click it.
  • This will begin the installation wizard on the Mac computer. Select the Get Started option in the WD My Cloud Personal Cloud Storage window.
  • Select the ‘I accept the terms of the License agreement’ option and click the Next button to agree with the Western Digital End User License Agreement.
  • Click the Next button twice.
  • Fill the First Name, Full Name, and Email Address fields. If necessary, select the ‘Also, register WD My Cloud with this information’ option.
  • Click the Next button in the Set Up Your Personal Cloud window.
  • When you click the Next button in the Your Account window, the ‘Congratulations! Your WD My Cloud is set up’ message will appear on the screen.
  • After selecting the ‘Install the WD My Cloud application’ option, click Finish.
  • When the ‘Welcome to the WD My Cloud Installer’ message appears on the screen, select the Continue option. Select the Continue option followed by the Agree option.
  • If necessary, select the Read License option before selecting Agree to review the license agreement of WD My Cloud.
  • Select the ‘Install for all users of the computer’ option and click the Continue button. Click the Install button in the Standard Install window.
  • If you see any prompt dialog box, type the administrator password in the Password field and click the Install Software button.
  • Once you see the ‘The installation was successful’ message, click the Close button.
  • When the next window appears on the screen, click the WD My Cloud drive icon.
  • Click the Sign In button in the Sign In window. Once the Getting Started window opens, select the checkbox beside the ‘Don’t allow this message again’ option and click the Start button.
  • Now, you can access the WD My Cloud hard drive on the Mac computer.