For those who’s following WD My Cloud‘s post, a new APP has been added to the installer, CloudDAVMod v1.0 for firmware V4. This is my original release (-:
On top of re-enabling the remote drive mapping which WD has unexpectedly removed from MyCloud, this mod provides a basic WebDAV webGUI based file manager that integrates
seamlessly beneath the existing WD MyCloud Dashboard. No backend CGIs such as PHP, just pure HTML/JS/CSS (-:
- Completely bypass MyCloud.com account login. It’s directly between you and your MyCloud NAS. With a personal DDNS 3rd party service, CloudDAVMod should work well even behind strict corporate firewalls or computers that blocks cloud services.
- Unlimited filesize transfers where the usual mapped drives has a platform specific WebDAV filesize limit.
- Common file/folder functions such as copy/paste/move/delete/rename/mkdir with keyboard shortcuts to these functions.
- Multiple uploads via single mass selection OR Drag&Drop files from the desktop directly into a supported HTML5 browser.
- HTML5 audio and video streamer with matching filename SRT subtitles for supported mkv/mp4/ogg/ogm/ogv/webm/mp3 extension formats.
This version of CloudDAVMod is only compatible with WD MyCloud firmware version 04.04.02-105 or the latest 04.04.03-113 (23rd May 2016). You will not be able to install otherwise. An updated CloudDAVMod version will be released soon upon newer firmware updates.
Disclaimer: As I’m frequently updating the original guides and installers here on TeaNazaR.com, I will not be responsible for any brick issues if you were to follow my obsolete guides copied elsewhere. Thus subscribe to this post to get latest updates. Modifying any part of a device may void its warranty.
This will install new and modify existing MyCloud core files, hence may void its warranty. After installing, open your browser and point to the local URL stated in the installer.
Note that you’ll see HTTPS security error prompt, just proceed, on some browsers, you’ll need to click on ‘advanced’ prior.
Login using any of your existing WD MyCloud Dashboard accounts then click on the ‘?’ help icon for usage details. Extremely slow browsing after initial installation? Or what is the remote URL to access externally? Please carefully read and understand the notes section from the ‘?’ help window as they covers most of these questions.
Why is browsing slow on both WebGUI and network drive?
You need to build the WebDAV cache for the first time. Details found on the WebGUI itself in the “?” help notes section.
How to remotely access CloudDAVMod or map MyCloud to a network drive?
First of all, CloudDAVMod will NOT work if your MyCloud is in “relay mode”, check the WD MyCloud Dashboard network settings. This is usually the case if you’re in multi-NAT environment. If so, you’ll then need to manually forward the relevant ports from your router. Refer to the ‘?’ help notes section for the port details.
The remote URL to access CloudDAVMod externally or to map a network drive remotely is clearly stated in the ‘?’ help notes section mentioned above, so again please read them carefully. It’s something like:
- Take note of the required ‘HTTPS‘.
- The ‘:PORT‘ is optionally omitted if it’s port 443.
- And ‘HOSTNAME‘ is case-sensitive.
To access from the browsers i.e. Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Opera, Safari or mobile browsers, just go to the specified URL stated in the help section. Best to bookmark them for easy access. To map onto a network drive, use the simple similar methods on different OSes described below providing the same URL. Note that the default port is ‘443’ if requested unless stated otherwise.
- Windows (Explorer): From menu, click Computer, Map network drive (or right-click on ‘This PC’ icon).
- Mac (Finder): From menu, click Go, Connect to Server (or Command-K).
- Linux (Nautilus): From menu, click File, Connect to Server.
If this the first time you’ve heard about WebDAV network drive mapping, please do some research about it. Example there’s a known 4GB file size limit for mapped network drive. A work around is to use the CloudDAVMod WebGUI instead. The network drive is best used for smaller files like editing documents, pictures and music files. If you’re dealing with larger files i.e. few hundreds megabytes to gigabytes in size, certain OS like Windows may stall for a while e.g. trying to right-click on a 1GB video file. So best is to stick with the more responsive CloudDAVMod WebGUI.
As promised, my donors will get the priority to install my newer builds. I will post a new comment when it’s released to the public to be used with the anonymous credentials. Donors with donation credentials, please use this installer code on your WDMyCloud:
Updated 2016/11/11: WD seems to deprecate SSLv3 on their servers in conjunction to its latest MyCloud firmware 04.04.04-101 (20th Sep 2016). Hence the WD2GO DDNS will no longer update itself due to SSL errors resulting the NAS going into permanent relay mode. For those who’s still using older v4 firmwares and still depends on the WD2GO DDNS, it’s suggested to upgrade to the latest firmware or manually replace the Communication Manager “commgrd” service extracted from the latest firmware.
Updated 2016/09/23: For the latest firmware, refer to the newer improved CloudDAVMod v1.1.
For firmware 04.04.03-113:
For firmware 04.04.02-105: