Seagate Central - How to move movies, music, and files from my PC

Seagate Central - How to move movies, music, and files from my PC


Provides instructions for loading content onto the Seagate Central drive in Windows.

Please follow this procedure to load content onto your Seagate Central in Windows:

  1. Setup your Seagate Central according to the instructions in Document ID: 005378.
  2. Before you decide to transfer a large amount of files to your Seagate Central, Seagate recommends you make sure you have the most up-to-date firmware. See Document ID: 005384 for instructions.
  3. Open the Start menu, then open (My) Computer or Windows/File Explorer.
    (Windows 8: Press the Windows key () + D, then select File Explorer ().)
  4. In the left sidebar, click on the triangle icon next to Network to expand the menu.

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  5. Find the Seagate Central and click on it.
    The Seagate Central will display with the hostname. See Document ID: 005247 for instructions on finding the hostname.
    Example: Seagate-123456

    The Public folder displays.
    You may also see folders with titles that correspond with your username and other users you have set up.
    If you plan to view your content outside of your home using the Seagate Media app, your content must be placed in the Public folder.

    If you do not want your content accessible to everyone in your home network, place your content in the folder that has your username as its title. Any attempt to access that content will require a login. If the content you will want to access is placed in the private folder, login at http://access.seagate.com
    The private folder’s title is your username.
  6. Open another Windows / File Explorer or (My) Computer window and navigate to the files you would like to add to your Seagate Central.
  7. Select the content you would like to copy and drag and drop your content to the folder of your choice.




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