Setting up DVR storage on a multi-drive WD My Cloud NAS

How to install the DVR storage software on a multi-disk Western Digital My Cloud NAS.

Users of single-disk My Cloud devices should install the appropriate package via the WD My Cloud Single-Disk install instructions.

Before you continue, make sure you have the following:

Step 1

Download and install the latest HDHomeRun Windows Setup software (not the Windows 10 store App):

Be sure to download a fresh copy of the Windows Setup app, especially if you need to update an existing install.

Step 2

Launch the HDHomeRun NAS install program:

Run HDHomeRun Setup, go the the DVR tab, and click the NAS Install button.

Step 3

Select your NAS from detected devices:

The application will auto-detect possible NAS devices on your network using UPnP. Double click on your NAS device to continue.

Step 4

Create a share named “HDHomeRun”:

If there is not already a share named HDHomeRun you will see the message “Please create a share named HDHomeRun”.

The install program will auto-detect when the share has been created and continue to the next step.

Step 5

Enable SSH access and log in:

If SSH access is not enabled you will see the message “Please enable SSH access”.

Western Digital now uses “sshd” instead of “root” for the ssh username.

The install program will auto-detect when SSH has been enabled and then ask you to enter your username and password.

Security: Some NAS products use a default username and password for SSH. If this is the case for you, the NAS should be on a home network firewalled by a home router. It may also be a good idea to disable SSH on your NAS when not using the NAS install tool.

Step 6


The NAS Install program should download and start the HDHomeRun DVR software and report SUCCESS.

  1. Download the appropriate package for your specific model of NAS.
  2. Go to the NAS webpage
    This is usually available at http://wdmycloud/ or http://wdmycloud.local/. If you know the IP address of your My Cloud you can also enter that in your browser's address bar. Log in once you arrive at the page.

  3. Install the software
    1. Click Apps
    2. Click Install an app manually
    3. Browse to the location where you downloaded the install package and select it
    4. Click Open
  4. And you're done. You should now be able to record using the HDHomeRun app.

Once you finish setting up a DVR storage device, see our guide link below for instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app.
Instructions on using the DVR features in the HDHomeRun app

  • Last modified: 2021/10/07 01:00