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

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

Provides instructions for loading content onto the Seagate Central drive in MacOS.
Please follow this procedure to load content onto your Seagate Central from a Mac computer:
  1. Set up your Seagate Central by opening the Seagate Central’s 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. Check the bottom of this article to see how to verify the firmware on your drive.  
  3. Open Finder from the Mac desktop.
  4. In the left sidebar under Shared, find your Seagate Central device listed as Seagate-XXXXXX(where Seagate-XXXXXX is the host name).
  5. The public folder will be displayed. You can access it from here if that's where you want to copy your data. If you want to access your private folder, you will need to click on Connect As, then type in your credentials. Note: The username that is displayed by default is not the username of your Central. You will need to clear out that username and then type in the username that you gave the drive during setup.
  6. Once you are connected, the private share (titled according to your username) and the public share will display in the left sidebar. Double-click on the desired folder to drag and drop data to it.

If you would like to view your content while outside of your home through the Seagate Media app, please drag and drop your content to the Public folder. The Seagate Media app has a limitation that will only allow you access to your Public Folder.

How to verify and apply firmware on the Seagate Central

To verify which version of the firmware is on your Seagate Central, open the Seagate Central’s Public folder and click on the “Manage the Seagate Central” link. Once logged in, click on the “Settings” tab, then click on "Avanced" on the left-hand side of the window. Click on “Firmware Update.” Click on “Check for update” on the right-hand side and apply any updates it finds.





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