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Uploading, Downloading, and Sharing Files

When you upload a file to your wireless storage device or network-attached storage device, it is placed in one of the libraries according to its type: Videos, Photos, Music, or Documents. After you download a file from the storage device to your mobile device, it is managed by the operating system. When you share files, you share your files with your mobile device's apps.

  Note: If you are transferring a large amount of content to your wireless storage device, it is recommended that you connect it directly to a computer rather than using a wireless connection. To learn how to copy content to your storage device using a computer, review the storage device's user manual.

Upload content from your mobile device to your storage device

  1. From the Start Page, swipe your finger from right to left until you see On Tablet (the title may be different for your Windows device). The folders below On Tablet hold your mobile device's content.
  2. Browse for content on your mobile device by tapping on a folder. For example, Pictures. If necessary, tap on sub-folders until you see the content you want.
  3. Enable the app bar to select the items you want to upload. From the top of the screen, swipe your finger down.
  4. Tap on the items you want to upload to your storage device. A check mark appears on each item that you select.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it. To deselect all items, tap Deselect All on the bottom left corner.
    • To select all files in the view, tap Select All on the bottom left corner.
  5. Tap Actions on the bottom left corner and tap Upload.
  6. Exit the app bar by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen.
 Note: Uploaded files can be viewed within media libraries or the device's folder. To view the folder, swipe your finger from right to left until you see On Product (Product is the name of your storage device, e.g. LaCie Fuel or Seagate Wireless). Tap on the device folder, e.g. Tablet. Browse the sub-folders to view the uploaded files.

Upload content from the Start Page

You can use an alternative method to upload content.

  1. Enable the app bar on the Start Page. From the top of the screen, swipe your finger down.
  2. Tap Actions on the lower left corner and tap Upload.
  3. Browse for the content you want to upload.
  4. Tap on the items you want to upload to your storage device. A check mark appears on each item that you select.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it.
  5. Tap Open to upload the files.

Download content from your storage device to your mobile device

  1. From the Start Page, swipe your finger from right to left until you see On Product. Product is the name of your mobile storage (e.g. On LaCie Fuel or On Seagate Wireless). The folders below On Product hold some of your storage device's content.
  2. To view all of the folders on your storage device, tap on the arrow next to the product name.
  3. Browse for content on your storage device by tapping on a folder. For example, Photos. If necessary, tap on sub-folders until you see the content you want.
  4. Enable the app bar to select the items that you want to download. From the top of the screen, slide your finger down.
  5. Tap on the items you want to upload to your storage device. A check mark appears on each item that you select.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it. To deselect all items, tap Deselect All on the bottom left corner.
    • To select all files in the view, tap Select All on the bottom left corner.
  6. Tap Actions on the bottom left corner and tap Download.
  7. Exit the app bar by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen.

Share content

  1. From the Start Page, swipe your finger from right to left until you see On Product. Product is the name of your mobile storage (e.g. On LaCie Fuel or On Seagate Wireless). The folders below On Product hold some of your storage device's content.
  2. To view all of the folders on your storage device, tap on the arrow next to the product name.
  3. Browse for content on your storage device by tapping on a folder. For example, Photos. If necessary, tap on sub-folders until you see the content you want.
  4. Enable the app bar to select items. From the top of the screen, slide your finger down.
  5. Tap the items you want to share. A check mark appears on each item that you select.
    • To deselect a single item, tap on it. To deselect all items, tap Deselect All on the bottom left corner.
    • To select all files in the view, tap Select All on the bottom left corner.
  6. In the Charms bar, tap the Share icon.
  7. (Optional) Download the file before it can be shared. 
The media app displays a notification when the file is completely downloaded.
  8. Exit the app bar by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen.