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. Set up your Seagate Central by opening the Public folder and clicking on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link.
  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 the instructions at the end of this article on how to check and update firmware.
  3. Open the Start menu, then open (My) Computer or Windows/File Explorer. (In 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

  5. Find the Seagate Central and click on it.
  6. The Seagate Central will appear with the hostname.
  7. Example: Seagate-123456. The Public folder will appear. 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, this content must be placed in the Public folder.
  8. Open another Windows/File Explorer or (My) Computer window and navigate to the files you would like to add to your Seagate Central.
  9. Select the content you would like to copy and drag and drop the content to the folder of your choice. The private folder’s title is your username. That folder will always require a login and should be used to store files you don't want readily available on your local network. You can add files to this folder by double-clicking on the folder and providing your credentials. Once you're logged in, you can manually transfer files to that folder.

How to verify and update firmware

To verify whether you have the latest version of the firmware on the Seagate Central, open the Public folder and click on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link. Once logged in, go to “Settings” and then click on “Advanced” and “Firmware Update”. On the right-hand side, click on “Check for update” and apply any updates it may find.



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