Seagate Central - How to map a share in Windows

Seagate Central - How to map a share in Windows

Provides optional instructions for mapping Seagate Central shares in Windows.

Please follow this procedure if you would like to map the Seagate Central share(s) in Windows.

This procedure is optional. Once the Seagate Central is set up, you can find it in the left sidebar of (My) Computer or Windows/File Explorer under the heading Network, according to the instructions found in Document ID: 005388.

  1. Download the Seagate Central Discovery software.
  2. Once downloaded, double-click to launch it.


    The Discovery tool launches and detects the Seagate Central.

  3. Double-click on the Seagate Central hostname to continue.
    The Sign in page displays.
  4. If you want Discovery to set up your private share and also the public share in (My) Computer and Windows/File Explorer, select your User Name and enter the password, then click the Sign in button.
    If you want Discovery to set up only the public share in (My) Computer and Windows/File Explorer, select Skip.

    If the process is successful, the screen displays the drive letters by which you may interact with the Seagate Central.

    If this screen does not appear or if the drive letters do not successfully appear in (My) Computer or Windows/File Explorer, please continue to map the drive manually:
  5. Open the Start menu.
    (Windows 8: Press Windows key a + D to arrive at your desktop first.)
  6. Open (My) Computer or Windows/File Explorer.
  7. In the left sidebar, click on the triangle icon next to Network to expand the menu.

  8. 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
    The private folder’s title is your username.
  9. Open another Windows / File Explorer or (My) Computer window and navigate to the files you would like to add to your Seagate Central.
  10. Select the content you would like to copy and drag and drop your content to the folder of your choice.



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