A share is a network volume that you can configure to store and share data. Your Seagate NAS has two shares by default: admin and Public. Following the initial login, the share admin will change to the name used by the administrator. For example, if the administrator changes the default login from “admin” to “John”, the share admin will become John.
The following table sums up the differences between private and public shares:
|Private||Login and password required.||Password-protected||Computers on the network and remote access (must be enabled)||admin or user defined|
|Public||Available to any user on the network||None||Computers on the network and remote access (must be enabled)||Public|
For instructions on how to create and manage shares, see Shares.
You have several options for accessing shares.
Use Seagate Network Assistant for quick access to public shares. See Quick Access for details.
Use Seagate Network Assistant to enter your username and password. See Authenticate Private Shares for details.
Use your operating system to open your NAS's shares.
In an Explorer window address field, type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]]. Alternatively, from the Start menu, select Run then type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]]. Choose OK.
Note on Bonjour: If your Windows computer is running Bonjour, the address name must include .local. For example, \\[machine name].local.