Starting QuikFynd on your NAS via SSH

For most NAS systems, QuikFynd can be started from your NAS dashboard. But you can also start it via command line. But you need SSH access to your NAS for it. To enable SSH for your WD NAS, please following following link: https://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=10435

After SSH is enabled for your NAS, you can use PuTTY to open command prompt. Here are the steps for using PuTTY.

1. Start putty.exe

putty.exe should already be downloaded on your system. If you don't have it, please download it. Here is a brief note that describes how to download putty.exe. After you start, putty, it will ask you for the IP address for your NAS. Enter the IP address. Keep other settings as default. Make sure, the port is 22 and Connection Type is SSH.

If this is the first time you are accessing your NAS via SSH, a security warning may appear to ask you if you trust your NAS server. Go ahead and click "Yes"

2. Login into you NAS

putty will open an SSH command window. You will be asked to enter your SSH username and password. For WD systems, SSH username is sshd. For most other NAS systems, the username is root. Enter your SSH username and password and you are logged in.

3. Navigate to QuikFynd folder and run it

This assumes that you have previously copied QuikFynd to your NAS via WinSCP. If you haven't completed this step, please follow instructions in this link: Copying Quikfynd binary to your NAS using WinSCP

One you are there, type following commands to install QuikFynd

cd /mnt/HD/HD_a2/Nas_Prog

You should already have QuikFynd binary package in this directory. you can check for it by typing

ls -al

If the QuikFynd binary package is there then you can untar it with following command:

tar xf WDMyCloud_QuikFynd2_2.0.1.tar.gz

After successful untar, you are ready to start QuikFynd

cd QuikFynd2
./clean.sh
./init.sh
./start.sh

4. Access QuikFynd from your Web Browser

After you have started QuikFynd, you are ready to access it from your web browser. Point your browser to following link:

http://ip_address_of_your_nas/QuikFynd2/public/index.html

In the above link, ip_address_of_your_nas is your NAS IP address e.g. 192.168.1.131

You should now see a page for you to Create a QuikFynd account or SignIn with your existing account

5. Stopping and Removing QuikFynd

If you want to stop QuikFynd then, use following commands from QuikFynd2 folder

./stop.sh
./clean.sh

if you want to completely remove QuikFynd, then use following command from QuikFynd2 folder

./remove.sh

Copying QuikFynd binary to your NAS using WinSCP

You can copy QuikFynd to your NAS by using SCP (Secure Copy) tool. On MacOS and Linux, SCP is available as a command line option. For Windows, you can use WinSCP, a graphical interface for copying files. 

1. Download QuikFynd binary for your NAS model

Different models for NAS require different package of QuikFynd software, so make sure you download the right version for your system. QuikFynd binaries are available for download from http://www.quikfynd.com. You can identify your system model and download it to your computer by clicking on the "Download" button. You will now have a file stored on your computer

2. Launch WinSCP for copying files

Before you can use WinSCP, make sure that SSH access is enabled for your NAS. To enable SSH access for your WD NAS, follow this link https://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=10435

After you launch WinSCP, you will be asked to provide IP address, username and password for your NAS.

Make sure the File protocol is SCP

Enter host name/IP address for your NAS

Use default port number 22

Username for WD NAS systems is sshd

Password is your NAS system password that you selected when enabling SSH access

3. Copy Files

WinSCP shows two side by side panes. Left pane is for your computer file system and right pane is for your NAS system. When you first login, the default directory is /home/root on your NAS and it may be empty. 

Navigate to directory where you download QuikFynd binary on left pane and navigate to /mnt/HD/HD_a4/Nas_Prog on the right pane for your NAS system

Drag QuikFynd binary from your computer pane to your NAS pane.

WinSCP will start copying files now

Downloading PuTTY and WinSCP Windows system for SSH and SCP access

For most NAS systems, QuikFynd can be installed via NAS dashboard. But there are cases when it is not possible. For example if the NAS dashboard doesn't support any add-on applications. In this case, you can still copy QuikFynd to your NAS by using SCP (Secure Copy) and starting it by logging into your NAS via SSH (Secure Shell)

1. Download PuTTY for SSH access from your Windows system

For MacOS and Linux, SSH client is available by default. For Windows OS, you may download PuTTY for SSH support.

Download PuTTY from http://www.putty.org/

First link is to Download PuTTY and it will take you to download page. From there, select putty.exe. Your browser will ask you to save this file on your computer. Select OK and note down the location where putty.exe is saved. You will need it later for starting SSH.

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2. Download WinSCP for SCP access from your Windows system

You may download WinSCP from https://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Click on "Go to Download page" and select the option to download "Installation package"

Now, you can install WinSCP by following the installation wizard. Default settings are all you need, so you can just click Next till WinSCP is successfully installed.

After WinSCP is successfully installed, Launch WinSCP

How do I install QuikFynd on my WDMyCloud system?

QuikFynd software is available for direct download from the dashboard of your NAS. But if you are not able to find it on your NAS dashboard, you may also download it from our web site and follow these steps to install it on your system

1. Make sure you have the right software package

Different models for NAS require different package of QuikFynd software, so make sure you download the right version for your system. You can identify your system model and download it to your computer by clicking on the "Download" button. You will now have a file stored on your computer

2. Access Dashboard for your MyCloud NAS

You can access the dashboard by using a browser on your computer. If you don't know how to access dashboard of your WDMyCloud NAS, please see: How to access the Dashboard on a MyCloud

3. Open Apps Section

Once inside dashboard, click on Apps

Click on Add New App button

4. Install QuikFynd App from your Computer

For this step, you need to click on install an App manually.

 

 

5. Select the Software package that you have downloaded 

Browse to location where you downloaded QuikFynd package in Step-1. It's most likely in Downloads folder on your computer. Select the package and click Open or OK depending on the operating system of your computer

 

6. Wait for Software to be Updated

It can take a few minutes for software to be installed on MyCloud NAS. After it is successfully installed, you will see App is installed successfully message. Click on OK to dismiss it.

7. QuikFynd is now Installed

You can click on Configure button to set up QuikFynd

Follow How to I start QuikFynd Search Server on my NAS device to start using QuikFynd


Can I add multiple NAS systems to my Quikfynd account?

Yes, more than one NAS system may be added to your QuikFynd account. You only need to create one QuikFynd account and link multiple devices to it. Each NAS runs its own instance of the QuikFynd search server. You can choose the NAS device that you want to search by selecting the Group it is part of from the user interface. Since QuikFynd is licensed on a per user/per device basis, you will need to buy a different subscription for each NAS you want to connect. For example, if you have two NAS devices, you will need to buy two licenses of QuikFynd PRO subscription. You can continue to use QuikFynd Lite for free.

What subscription options are available for customers?

QuikFynd offers two plans. The first is the QuikFynd Lite version which is free and allows you to organize data, search by file names and meta data only. With Lite version, you can access your data via your web browser or using QuikFynd apps on your mobile devices. You can also transfer files from your NAS device to your mobile devices if you are on same local area network as your NAS device. For more productivity and secure remote access over the Internet, you can subscribe to QuikFynd Pro that enables full text search, optical character recognition as well as remote access over internet via a secure tunnel without needing any incoming firewall ports to be open.

Which NAS systems are supported by Quikfynd?

QuikFynd supports NAS systems from several leading providers. Following systems are currently supported:

Western Digital (My Cloud) EX2, (My Cloud) EX4, and (My Cloud) Mirror(Gen1).

ASUSTOR 6, 31, 50, 51, 61, 62, 70 series devices.

Support for more NAS systems is also planned and will be rolled out in the future versions. Please let us know if you would like to see your preferred NAS system supported by sending us an mail at support@quikfynd.com.