By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated September 29, 2021

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Possible to sync between Google Drive and WD My Cloud?

“Is there a way to automatically sync between a folder within my Google Drive account and my WD NAS? What’s the best way to make WD My Cloud sync Google Drive? Does anyone know the solution? Thanks.”

Why sync WD My Cloud with Google Drive?

WD My Cloud is a simple personal data storage and backup solution. In addition to saving files, music, photos, and other data to the drive to ensure safety, WD My Cloud also provides a simple and intuitive software interface and has multiple uses. It is also a cross-platform service that can run on PCs, Macs, tablets, and smartphones through the applications it provides, and collaborate with servers remotely.

Alternatively, Google Drive, as one of the most popular cloud storage, can not only store data to the cloud, but also provides a variety of useful functions. Let WD My Cloud sync with Google Drive, you can get the following advantages:

Double protection of your important data.

WD My Cloud may still suffer physical damage, such as hardware crashes, manual deletion, fire, etc. Syncing WD My Cloud with Google Drive can give data an extra layer of protection.

Access files anytime, anywhere.

If you sync data to Google Drive, you can access and share files anywhere you can connect to the Internet (not just within the LAN).

Tip: If you find that WD My Cloud failed during use, you can click to learn 4 ways to fix it.

How does WD My Cloud sync Google Drive automatically?

You can add the Google Drive folder to the network device, so that the computer will automatically sync the file to Google Drive when it is turned on. If you add a photo to the file, it will also sync WD My Cloud with Google Photos. We recommend that you sync on an empty folder on the NAS. The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Download the Google Drive app (Google Backup and Sync) to the desktop and log in to your account. It will create a folder called Google Drive, which is usually located at C:\Users[your name]\Google Drive by default.

Google Drive Folder

Step 2. Click the Google Drive icon in the taskbar tray and go to Menu > Preferences.


Step 3. Click Account > Disconnect account to disconnect the drive, but the Google Drive file remains on the computer.

Disconnect Account

Step 4. Click the Google Drive icon on the tray again, go to Preferences, and click Change under the My Laptop/My Computer tab to select the folder name and location (save it to the NAS location).

Preferences Change

Note: Select Upload newly added photos and videos to Google Photos under Google Photos, and you can enable sync of WD My Cloud to Google Photos.

Step 5. After confirming your operation, it will start to sync Google Drive with WD My Cloud.

An easier way to sync Google Drive with WD My Cloud

The steps of the above method are relatively cumbersome. Some free third-party software can help users sync your WD My Cloud to Google Drive in a simpler way, such as AOMEI Backupper Standard. This tool uses file backup and sync functions to easily syn WD My Cloud files with Google Drive.

AOMEI Backupper Standard supports all Windows PC operating systems. If you are a Windows user, you might as well learn how to use CBackup for WD My Cloud sync.

Note: Before starting the following steps, you need to make sure that Google Backup and Sync has been installed on the desktop and logged in to your account.

Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Standard to the desktop, install, and launch it.

Step 2. Click on the Sync tab and go to Basic Sync.

File Sync

Step 3. Name the task and click the Add Folder button.

Basic Sync Add Folder

Step 4. In the pop-up window, click Share/ NAS on the left menu bar.

Share Nas

Step 5. Then click Add Network Location, enter the Display name and Network path of WD My Cloud, and click OK to confirm.

Add Network Location

Step 6. After selecting the folder to be synced, click the inverted triangle symbol as shown in the figure, and click Select a cloud drive.

Sync Select A Cloud Drive

Step 7. Select Google Drive on the next interface, confirm the source folder and destination path and click Start Sync.

Bonus tip: How to get more free space in the public cloud?

The WD My Cloud purchased by users usually exceeds 1TB. If you want to synchronize the entire My Cloud with the cloud, you may need more public cloud storage. The cost of buying a large-capacity storage plan in cloud storage services is not low. You can use a multi-cloud manager like CBackup to get more storage space for free to back up important data.

CBackup supports a variety of cloud drives, including Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc. If you have multiple cloud drive accounts, you can combine these accounts to form a large backup space. The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Get Started with CBackup to sign up with an account, then log in.

Sign In

Step 2. Under the My Storage tab to add multiple cloud drive accounts, select the cloud drive icon you want to add and click Add. Log in to your cloud drive and authorize it to CBackup.

Add Cloud

Step 3. In the next window, change the Display Name, set the Storage Path, then select Note, and click OK to confirm.

Complete Google Drive Info

Step 4. You need to add the required cloud drives one by one. And click My Storage > + > New Combined Cloud to tick all your added cloud drives.

My Storage New Combined Cloud

Step 5. Under the My Storage tab, you can view the combined total space.

Combined Cloud

In the end

Through the above two methods, you can easily take WD My Cloud sync Google Drive automatically. If you want to sync the entire WD My Cloud to Google Drive, you can use CBackup to combine with more public cloud space.

CBackup also has a cloud to cloud backup, cloud to cloud sync, and PC to cloud backup functions. Don't hesitate to use this tool, download it now and enjoy all the wonderful features!

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