FreeAgent Desktop 1.5 - Software Installation on a Macintosh

FreeAgent Desktop 1.5 - Software Installation on a Macintosh


Flash and text tutorial for installing the FreeAgent Desktop software in MacOS.

The following provides the steps necessary to install the FreeAgent Desktop Software on your Mac:

  1. Connect your FreeAgent Desktop drive to your computer.
    Note: Refer to your FreeAgent Desktop 1.5 Quick Start Guide for proper installation procedures.
    A FreeAgent Drive icon appears on your desktop.
  2. Double-click on the FreeAgent Drive icon. A Finder window opens showing the contents of the FreeAgent drive.
  3. Double-click on the MacInstall icon.
  4. After you've read the description of what the Reformatting Tool does, click Reformat to prepare your FreeAgent Desktop drive for use with your Macintosh Computer. The remainder of the software preparation is automatic. Here's what you see:
    • The New Volume drive is dismounted and reformatted
    • When formatting is complete, the Drive Manager.dmg file appears on your desktop
    • The dmg file automatically launches the Drive Manager Installer
    The Drive Manager installer Welcome window opens
  5. In the Welcome window, click Continue. The Read Me window opens.
  6. When you've read the information, click Continue. The Software License Agreement window opens.
  7. Click Continue. A sheet requires your agreement to continue the installation. The Important Information window opens.
  8. Click Agree in the sheet to continue the installation. The Select a Destination window opens.
  9. If it is not already selected, select your Macintosh hard drive and click Continue.
    Note: The Drive Manager software can be installed only on the boot volume. The Installation Type window opens.
  10. Click Install. You will be prompted to authenticate. Enter the Administrator Username and Password.
  11. Click OK. A sheet warns that you will have to restart your computer.
  12. Click Continue Installation in the sheet. A progress window keeps you informed as the installation proceeds. When the installation is complete, a Restart window opens.
  13. Click Restart to restart your computer and complete the installation.

FreeAgent Desktop 1.5 Video Tutorial: Installing the Drive FreeAgent Desktop Software on your Macintosh

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