How to map a WD network drive on a Mac

In order to access and store data after setting up a WD NAS, such as: MyBookLive or MyBookLive Duo, MyCloud (Single Bay), MyCloud Mirror, My Cloud EX2, MyCloud EX4, or MyCloud EX, DL or PR 2100 and 4100 (Multi Bay) NAS, it's best to map the network drive to one or more of the default shares.

  1. In Finder, click Go in the menubar and select Connect to Server


  2. Enter smb://devicename (e.g. smb://wdmycloudex2 and smb://mybookworld) and click Connect


    If the NAS device was renamed during the setup, enter “smb://newdevicename" (where newdevicename is the name the device was given)

  3. Choose the radio button Registered User and enter the Name and Password of the user with access rights to the particular share to be mapped


  4. Choose a share on the drive and press OK


Please repeat the steps above to map to addtional shares. To show the mapped drives on the desktop open the Finder preferences (Select Finder then Preferences) and check the Connected Servers box.

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