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Seagate GoFlex Desk 3TB User Manual

Seagate goflex desk 3tb: user guide.

 
FreeAgent
GoFlex
Home User Guide
®

Summary of Contents

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    FreeAgent GoFlex Home User Guide ® ™...

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    © 2010 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Wave logo, and FreeAgent are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC, or one of its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    4. Getting Started with GoFlex Home ......28 Opening the Seagate Dashboard ....... . 28 Opening Seagate Share .

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    Managing GoFlex Home and Connected Devices ....66 Adding More Storage Capacity to GoFlex Home ....69 Managing GoFlex Home Settings and Preferences .

  • Page 5: About This Guide, System Requirements, Introduction

    This User Guide also provides detailed instructions for using Seagate Share, a Web-based application that allows you to access your files on GoFlex Home over the Internet, as well as share files with friends and family.

  • Page 6: Getting To Know Goflex Home

    • GoFlex Home Drive Dock: drives • GoFlex Home Drive: Provides 1 TB or 2 TB of storage space (depending on your model) • GoFlex Home Light: Provides information about GoFlex Home’s current state: • Green blinking: GoFlex Home is starting up.

  • Page 7: Special Features Of Goflex Home

    You can store Windows- and Mac-compatible files all in one place. • User Accounts: Up to five people/computers on your home network can access GoFlex Home. (You can upgrade to unlimited accounts by subscribing to Seagate Share Pro. See page 8 for more information.) •...

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    Integrated RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds, which make it effortless to keep friends and family updated with your latest shared files, such as vacation photos. To learn more about these and other Seagate Share Pro features, click Learn More under Seagate Share Pro in the Seagate Dashboard Application Store.

  • Page 9: Step 1: Familiarizing Yourself With The Setup Process, Setting Up Goflex Home – Windows

    Name, activate, and register GoFlex Home. • Install the software on your own computer: • Seagate Dashboard, for access to all GoFlex Home features • Memeo Instant Backup, for automatic file backups • Create individual user accounts and passwords for everyone on your home network.

  • Page 10: Step 2: Connecting Goflex Home

    2. Setting Up GoFlex Home – Windows Step 2: Connecting GoFlex Home Unpack the box and ensure you have these items before continuing: GoFlex Home Base Power Adapter Ethernet Cable Figure 3: Package Contents Ensure the Power button is in the Off position before you begin, then connect GoFlex Home: a.

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    2. Setting Up GoFlex Home – Windows Dock the drive into the base, then press the Power button. a. Align the connector on the bottom of the drive with the connector in the base. b. Gently press down on the drive until it clicks into place. c.

  • Page 12: Step 3: Installing The Software, Step 4: Setting Up Goflex Home

    If the Setup wizard doesn’t open automatically, open Explorer, navigate to the CD, then double-click SeagateDashboardSetup.exe. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Seagate Dashboard and Memeo Instant Backup software applications. When the installation is complete, click Finish, then continue with "Step 4: Setting Up GoFlex Home".

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    Enter an e-mail address that can be used for occasional system messages. You will receive a system message if there is a problem with the drive, if the drive is full, or if your Seagate Share Pro subscription is expiring soon.

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    2. Setting Up GoFlex Home – Windows The Registration screen opens. Figure 9: Registering GoFlex Home Select your country and enter an e-mail address for registration purposes, then click Next. GoFlex Home is named, activated, and ready to use. Figure 10: Setup Complete FreeAgent®...

  • Page 15: Step 5: Adding A User To Goflex Home

    Figure 11: Seagate Dashboard The Seagate Dashboard is the central location from which you can access all of GoFlex Home’s features. See page 28 for more information. Continue setting up GoFlex Home for your household by adding user accounts for other members of your household (see page 15) and adding more computers to your GoFlex Home network storage system (see page 17).

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    The user account is created, and the person can begin using GoFlex Home as soon as their computer is added to your GoFlex Home network storage system (see page 17). Click Add Another User to continue creating user accounts (repeating the steps in this section), or click Done.

  • Page 17: Step 6: Adding Pcs To Goflex Home

    TIP: You can upgrade to unlimited users and computers (and add other useful GoFlex Home features) by subscribing to Seagate Share Pro. See “About Seagate Share Pro” on page 8 for more information. To add a PC to GoFlex Home: Power on the PC you want to add, then insert the GoFlex Home Installation CD.

  • Page 18: Next Steps

    Home from smart phones, add other useful GoFlex Home features, or back up additional computers by subscribing to Seagate Share Pro or purchasing a Premium Backup software upgrade. See "About Seagate Share Pro" and “About Premium Backup” on page 8 for more information.

  • Page 19: Setting Up Goflex Home – Mac, Step 1: Familiarizing Yourself With The Setup Process

    GoFlex Home Agent • SmartFolderShortcut (which allows you to access your files through Finder) • SmartWebShortcut (which opens the Seagate Share application in your browser) • Configure Time Machine to use GoFlex Home as your file/system backup device. • Install the desktop applications and configure Time Machine on the other Mac computers on your home network (or set up Windows computers—see page 9).

  • Page 20: Step 3: Setting Up Goflex Home, Step 2: Connecting Goflex Home

    Note: If you are setting up GoFlex Home on a computer or device without a CD-ROM drive, go to www.seagate.com/goflexhomesupport to download the installation software. Double-click the GoFlex Home Installation icon that appears on your desktop. The Welcome screen opens.

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    3. Setting Up GoFlex Home – Mac Click Step 1 Set Up Your GoFlex Home. Figure 15: End User License Agreement Read the End User License Agreement, then click I Accept to continue the setup. Figure 16: Naming and Registering GoFlex Home Enter a name for GoFlex Home.

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    3. Setting Up GoFlex Home – Mac If the Product Key hasn’t been entered automatically, find it on the bottom of the GoFlex Home base and enter it in the Product Key boxes. Click Next. Figure 17: Creating the First User Account Create a user account for yourself by entering a user name and password.

  • Page 23: Step 4: Installing Goflex Home Desktop Applications

    Enter an e-mail address that can be used for occasional system messages. You will receive a system message if there is a problem with the drive, if the drive is full, or if your Seagate Share Pro subscription is expiring soon.

  • Page 24: Step 5: Configuring Time Machine For Goflex Home

    GoFlex Home Installation CD. If you are setting up GoFlex Home on a computer or device without a CD-ROM drive, go to www.seagate.com/goflexhomesupport to download the installation software. To configure Time Machine so that it backs up your important files to GoFlex Home: On the main setup screen, click Step 3 Windows/Time Machine Backup Configuration (Optional).

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    3. Setting Up GoFlex Home – Mac Click Next. Figure 21: Logging in to GoFlex Home Enter the name you gave to GoFlex Home (see page 21), your user name, and your password, then click Next. Figure 22: Creating a Password Create a password to use when connecting Time Machine to GoFlex Home.

  • Page 26: Step 6: Setting Up More Mac Computers

    Power on the computer and insert the GoFlex Home Installation CD. Note: If you are setting up GoFlex Home on a computer or device without a CD-ROM drive, go to www.seagate.com/goflexhomesupport to download the installation software. The Welcome screen opens. FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Home User Guide...

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    Home from smart phones, add other useful GoFlex Home features, or back up additional computers by subscribing to Seagate Share Pro or purchasing a Premium Backup software upgrade. See "About Seagate Share Pro" and “About Premium Backup” on page 8 for more information.

  • Page 28: Opening The Seagate Dashboard, Getting Started With Goflex Home

    GoFlex Home features. Opening the Seagate Dashboard The Seagate Dashboard is the central location from which you can access all the features of GoFlex Home. The Dashboard software is installed on Windows computers during setup. Note: The Seagate Dashboard is available on Windows computers only.

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    Click the Display Seagate Dashboard when drive is attached box if you want the Dashboard to open automatically when you power on your computer. Click ? (the online Help icon) in the top right corner to open the Seagate Dashboard online Help.

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    Logging In to the Seagate Dashboard You log in to the Seagate Dashboard for the first time during setup (see page 9), and you remain logged in even when you shut down your computer. You don’t need to log in each time you open the Dashboard.

  • Page 31: Opening Seagate Share

    If you have an Internet connection and a computer, you can use Seagate Share to watch movies, listen to music, view photos, or work with other files stored on GoFlex Home from anywhere in the world. You can also share your files with friends and family.

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    Mac users must use Seagate Share to access and manage GoFlex Home. Windows users can choose to use the Seagate Dashboard while they’re on their home network, but must use Seagate Share to access GoFlex Home when they’re not at home.

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    • Content panel: Lists your three GoFlex Home folders. Any external USB drive connected to your GoFlex Home appears in the Content panel as an External Storage folder. You can use the plus (+), minus (-), and arrow ( folder, delete a folder, and upload new files to GoFlex Home.

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    69 for more information) Completing Tasks Multiple Ways in Seagate Share Seagate Share provides several ways of doing the same task. As you become familiar with Seagate Share, you’ll find the method you’re most comfortable with. For instance, to move files to a share, you can: •...

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    Finding the Seagate Share Menus You can do most of the tasks you want to do on Seagate Share (such as starting a slideshow, adding a folder to a share, starting a movie, or downloading a file) from the menus that appear when you move your mouse over the file or folder you want, then click the arrow that appears.

  • Page 36: Getting To Know Your Goflex Home Folders

    • View photos in a 3D wall board using Cooliris (see page 53). For more information about Seagate Share and Seagate Share Pro, see “Enjoying and Managing Your Files in Seagate Share” on page 50. Getting to Know Your GoFlex Home Folders Every member of your household has access to three folders on GoFlex Home: •...

  • Page 37: Copying Your Files To Goflex Home

    Copying Files to GoFlex Home Using the Seagate Dashboard TIP: Mac users—You must use Seagate Share to copy files to GoFlex Home (see page 38). To copy files from your computer to GoFlex Home: Open the Seagate Dashboard (see page 28).

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    Copying Files to GoFlex Home Using Seagate Share To copy files from your computer to GoFlex Home: Open Seagate Share and log in (see page 31). Click Seagate Share. The Seagate Share window opens.

  • Page 39: Backing Up Your Files To Goflex Home

    Repeat this step until all the files you want to copy are selected. (Large number of files or folders) Click Drag and Drop. Open Finder or Windows Explorer, find the folders and files you want to copy, then drag and drop them into the Seagate Share Drag and Drop window.

  • Page 40: Accessing And Enjoying Your Files On Your Home Network

    If necessary, you can pause and restart the backup. For additional information, refer to the Memeo Instant Backup Help. For more information about Memeo Instant Backup, click ? on the Seagate Dashboard to open the online Help. On-going Backups From now on, any new file you add to your computer, and any existing file that you edit and save, is backed up automatically by Memeo Instant Backup.

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    Mac users—You can use either Seagate Share or the SmartFolderShortcut to access your files. See the next sections for more information. From the Seagate Dashboard, you can view your three folders and their contents in a familiar folder view, the way they would appear in My Documents.

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    Managing Your Files in Seagate Share” on page 50 for more information. Accessing Your Files with the SmartFolderShortcut Note: The tasks in this section are only available on Macs. Windows users must use the Seagate Dashboard or Seagate Share to access their files. On computers running the Mac operating system: Open your GoFlex Home folders in a familiar folder view by opening Finder, then clicking Applications >...

  • Page 43: Accessing And Enjoying Your Files When You're Away From Home

    Personal and Public folders the same way you would if they were stored directly on your computer. You can also edit, save, or delete files stored on GoFlex Home. To access your files remotely, follow the instructions in “Accessing Your Files From Seagate Share” on page 42.

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    Send Invitations. Note: The first time you invite friends to view a share, Seagate Share prompts you for your e-mail address, which is used as the return address on the invitation sent by Seagate Share. You can change your e-mail address later, if you want (see page 62).

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    4. Getting Started with GoFlex Home Click the arrow in the share toolbar to return to the main Seagate Share page. Note: If you chose to allow specific people to access your share in Step 6, GoFlex Home automatically sends an e-mail to them, using your GoFlex Home e-mail address as the “from”...

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    Seagate Share copies your photos from GoFlex Home to Flickr. (No music, movie, or document files in the share are copied to Flickr.) If you add more photos to the share on GoFlex Home, Seagate Share automatically copies them to Flickr. Removing photos from the share doesn’t remove them from Flickr.

  • Page 47: Setting Up A Centralized Printer

    Setting Up a Centralized Printer If you connect a printer to the USB port on GoFlex Home, everyone on your GoFlex Home network storage system can share it and wirelessly print from a central location. Note: This section describes the basic steps to add a USB printer to GoFlex Home. For more information and complete instructions for your specific computer, refer to the documentation that came with your operating system.

  • Page 48: Enjoying Your Files On A Digital Video Player Or Game Console

    4. Getting Started with GoFlex Home Repeat these steps for the other computers on your GoFlex Home network storage system, as required. You can now print to and manage the USB printer from your computer, the same way you would if it was physically or wirelessly connected. Keep in mind that it’s a shared printer and that others connected to GoFlex Home will be using it, too, on a first-come, first-print basis.

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    4. Getting Started with GoFlex Home Enjoying Your Files on a Digital Video Player or Game Console All the supported media files in the folder are now available from any media device connected to your home network. If the folder you’ve chosen has subfolders inside it, all the files they contain are shared as well.

  • Page 50: Enjoying And Managing Your Files In Seagate Share, Playing Music

    Some of the features described in this chapter are available to Seagate Share Pro subscribers only. See “About Seagate Share Pro” on page 8 for more information. Playing Music This section explains how to use Seagate Share and iTunes to enjoy the music files stored on GoFlex Home. Playing Music in Seagate Share To play music stored in a Seagate Share folder: On The Seagate Share page, navigate to the folder that contains the music you want to hear.

  • Page 51: Playing Movies And Videos, Enjoying Your Photos

    Plus music or songs imported from CD. Playing Movies and Videos To play a movie or video stored on GoFlex Home: On The Seagate Share page, navigate to the folder that contains the movie you want to watch. Double-click the movie file.

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    Seagate Share page. Making a Photo Your Home Page Background You can use one of your photos as a background image for the Home page of Seagate Share (the first page that opens after you sign in).

  • Page 53: Managing Files And Folders

    To open and view your photos in Cooliris: On The Seagate Share page, navigate to the folder or share that contains the photo you want to use. Double-click the share. Your photos open is Cooliris, and the name of the share, its description, and the theme you choose when you created the share appear, as well.

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    When you copy a folder, the original stays where it is and you place a second version in another location. Nothing is removed from the original folder or location. To copy a folder in Seagate Share, use the folder menu (see page 35) to Copy and Paste the folder to a new location.

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    A file’s tags store additional information about a file. Tags appear in the Details panel of the Seagate Share page when you view a file within a folder. Tags don’t appear in shares, or when you post your photos on Facebook, Flickr, or by RSS feed. You can use tags to search for a file.

  • Page 56: Managing Your Shares

    Click Yes to confirm the deletion. Managing Your Shares Once you have created a share (see page 43), you can use Seagate Share to add files to it, remove files from it, rename it, and manage the access settings to limit or expand who can view it.

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    The Shares panel of the Seagate Share page • On the Shares page To open the Shares page, log on to Seagate Share (see page 31), click Go To in the Navigation toolbar, then click Shares. Viewing a Share To view a share: In the Shares panel, double-click the share you want.

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    Creating a Share that Only You Can Access To create a share that only you can access: On The Seagate Share page, navigate to the folder you want. Move your mouse over the folder, click the arrow that appears, click Add to Share, then click New.

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    You can use a photo, a document, or an image from a music or movie file as the cover art for a share. The cover art appears as the share icon on the Shares page of Seagate Share. (If you set a document as the cover, a generic document icon is used.) To use a file as the cover art of a share: On The Seagate Share page, navigate to the share you want.

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    RSS, your photos will no longer be available to the RSS readers. To delete a share: On The Seagate Share page, select the share you want to delete, then click the minus sign (- ) in the Share panel.

  • Page 61: Accessing Your Goflex Home Files Using Ftp

    FTP access unless or until you need it. Seagate Share Pro subscribers can access GoFlex Home using the more secure FTPS. FTP access must be enabled in Seagate Share before you can use FTP to access your GoFlex Home. To enable FTP in Seagate Share: Open and log in to Seagate Share (see page 31).

  • Page 62: Managing Goflex Home, Changing Your Own Goflex Home Password, Customizing Your Goflex Home User Settings

    Changing Your Own GoFlex Home Password You use your GoFlex Home password to log into the Seagate Dashboard (Windows users only) and to log in to GoFlex Home from the Seagate Share application or FTP connection. You can change your password at any time.

  • Page 63: Adding New Goflex Applications To Your Computer

    Seagate Share sends out (see “Creating a Share” on page 43). • Home Background Position: Sets the size of the image (if any) used on the Seagate Share Home page. Click Clear Home Background to not use an image on the Home page.

  • Page 64: Adding And Managing User Accounts

    Pro. See page 8 for more information. Adding a User from the Seagate Dashboard Note: Mac users—You must use Seagate Share to add a new user account to GoFlex Home. See page 65. To add a new user to GoFlex Home: Open the Seagate Dashboard (see page 28).

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    To edit or remove an existing user account: Open the Seagate Dashboard (see page 28), then click Preferences. Open and log in to Seagate Share (see page 31), click Go To, then click Preferences. FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Home User Guide Adding and Managing User Accounts...

  • Page 66: Managing Goflex Home And Connected Devices

    To update the software on your GoFlex Home device: Open the Seagate Dashboard (see page 28), then click Preferences. Open and log in to Seagate Share (see page 31), click Go To, then click Preferences. Click Software Updates. Click Check Now.

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    GoFlex Home is copying files to or from it. Open the Seagate Dashboard (see page 28), then click Preferences. Open and log in to Seagate Share (see page 31), click Go To, then click Preferences. Click Storage Devices.

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    GoFlex Home safely shuts down and restarts. When it is fully powered on and connected to your network, it appears in the list of drives at the top of the Seagate Dashboard, and your GoFlex Home folders appear in Explorer and Finder.

  • Page 69: Adding More Storage Capacity To Goflex Home, Managing Goflex Home Settings And Preferences

    Open the Seagate Dashboard (see page 28), then click Preferences. • Open and log in to Seagate Share (see page 31), click Go To, then click Preferences. The Preferences page opens, showing a range of settings. This section describes those settings not already discussed in this chapter.

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    Notifications: Sets the e-mail address(es) to be used for occasional system messages. The e-mail addresses entered in this field receive a system message only if there is a problem with the drive, if the drive is full, or if your Seagate Share Pro subscription is expiring soon.

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    Internet. You can use this setting to disable remote access, which was enabled automatically when you set up GoFlex Home. Administration Settings This section describes the settings available in the Administration area of the Seagate Share Preferences page. •...

  • Page 72: Solving Problems, Common Problems And Solutions

    GoFlex Home initially. To create a new user account, you must either delete an existing account (if someone has left the household, for instance) or upgrade to unlimited user accounts by subscribing to Seagate Share Pro. See page 8 for more information.

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    7. Solving Problems computer) or upgrade to unlimited user accounts by subscribing to Seagate Share Pro. See page 8 for more information. Why can’t I use the name I want for GoFlex Home/my user account? The GoFlex Home device itself must have a name that’s completely unique—unused by any other device in the world.

  • Page 74: Decoding The Goflex Home Lights

    The Seagate Dashboard allows you to change users. See “Logging In to the Seagate Dashboard” on page 30 for more information. Alternatively, open Seagate Share (see page 31), click Sign Out, then log back in as yourself. Decoding the GoFlex Home Lights The lights on the front of the GoFlex Home dock change color and flash to indicate the status of the drive and device.

  • Page 75: Finding More Help

    Finding More Help The GoFlex Home network storage system is easy to use, but you may still have questions. Go to www.seagate.com/goflexhomesupport if you have any problems setting up or using your GoFlex Home network storage system. FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Home User Guide...

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    15 adding capacity to GoFlex Home 69 adding captions and tags to files 55 adding files to a folder in Seagate Share 54 adding files to a share 57 adding folders to Seagate Share 53 adding GoFlex Home applications 63...

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    SmartFolderShortcut 42 accessing from the Seagate Dashboard 41 accessing remotely 43 accessing with FTP 61 adding captions and tags in Seagate Share 55 adding to a folder in Seagate Share 54 automatic backups 39 backing up 39 copying in Seagate Share 55...

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    16 Home page adding a background image 52 positioning the background image 63 How to... panel on Seagate Dashboard 29 installing GoFlex Home Desktop Applications 23 installing GoFlex Home software on Mac 20 installing GoFlex Home software on Windows 12...

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    USB drive 67 removing files from a share 57 removing the GoFlex drive 67 Rename 54 renaming a folder in Seagate Share 54 renaming files in Seagate Share 55 renaming shares 58 Reset all ‘Do not show...’ setting 63...

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    51 viewing photos in a slideshow 52 viewing shares 44 watching movies and videos 51 working with files and folders 34 Seagate Share Pro 8 Search/View toolbar 34 Send Invitations 44 Server IP Address 70 Server Netmask 70...

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    43 Shuffle 34 Shut Down 68 shutting down GoFlex Home 68 signing in to Seagate Share 31 signing in to the Seagate Dashboard 30 Slideshow 52 slideshows in Seagate Share 52 SmartFolderShortcut 19 accessing your files 42...

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    viewing photos and pictures 42 watching movies and videos 42 Windows FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Home User Guide adding computers to GoFlex Home 17 installing software 12 setting up GoFlex Home 12 Wipe 71 Index...

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