GoFlex Net - Sharing Files and Folders


Explains the many different ways the GoFlex Net makes it easy to share files.

There are many different ways the GoFlex Net makes it easy to share files.

  • You can share at the drive level, folder level, or file level.
  • You can share to an email address.
  • You can share to Twitter.
  • You can share to Facebook.
  • You can share to MySpace.
  • You can share by publishing an RSS feed.
  • You can share by creating a public link.

The following provides the steps for selecting what files to share from the GoFlex Net:

  • Launch your web browser (e.g., IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) and enter the following URL into the address field:
    goflexnet.pogoplug.com
  • Enter your Email Address and Password in the fields provided and click 'SECURE SIGN IN'. This launches the My library page. You are now signed in to the GoFlex Net.
  • Browse to the drive, folder or file you wish to share. 
  • To share a specific folder or file, hover the cursor over the folder, and then click on the green Sharing Icon.
  • To share the entire drive, browse to the drive, and then click the 'Share This' icon at the bottom of the page.

The following provides instructions for selecting how, where, and with whom to share your files.
After selecting what files to share, and then clicking on the green 'Sharing Icon' or the 'Share This' tab, the Sharing Menu will pop up.  The Sharing Menu has 2 tabs; "Share with people" and "More sharing options".

"Share with people" tab:

  • From the "Share with people" tab, you can enter personal email addresses of the people you would like to have access to your files.
  • Each email address has to be assigned privileges.  By default, every email address is set to "View/Download" and the privileges can be adjusted to "Full Access".
  • "View/Download" - recipients have access to View files and Download files being shared.
  • "Full Access" - recipients can view files, download files, upload files, and delete files.
  • Once an email address is 'Invited', an email is sent out to that email address within minutes.  The email contains a link that will route people to view the files.  The link in the email stays valid for 2 weeks. 

(For long term viewing of the files, users can create an account at pogoplug.com and login to their accounts.  You do not need to own a GoFlex Net to create an account at pogoplug.com.)

"More sharing options" tab:

  • Publish to Twitter - Publish a public share link to Twitter by checking this box, and optionally send out subsequent links whenever this drive is updated.
  • Publish to Facebook - Publish a public share link to Facebook by checking this box, and optionally send out subsequent links whenever this drive is updated.
  • Publish to MySpace - Publish a public share link to MySpace by checking this box, and optionally send out subsequent links whenever this drive is updated.
  • Publish RSS feed - Publish an RSS feed for the shared files by checking this box.  A link will be provided that can be used by an RSS reader.
  • Enable Public Viewing - Allow this drive to be viewed by anyone as a public share.  By checking this box, a link will be provided that can be distributed to others.
  • Let people know when this folder changes - This is where you can select whether updates will be sent out when you make changes to the folders and files that are being shared.  For example, if you add files to a folder that is being shared, a new email will be sent out to all the email addresses you are sharing with.




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