10-06-2011 07:55 PM
I purchased a FreeAgent Desk several months ago and just installed it. First, I could not print out the Users Manual which appeared on the screen. Next, I see the screen muvee Reveal, so I added a couple dozen photos to it, but I stopped there because this is not the kind of structure I wanted in the HD where I see no provision for creating folders. I have a existing Seagate external hard drive with 160 Gb capacity which is filled to 90% capacity which is why i needed more storage space and got this FreeAgent Desk HD.
I would like to create a simple Windows Explorer-like structure of folders to categorize my (mainly) photo and video collection and copy the files or folders from the old HD to the new HD. How do I go about that?
Does anyone else have the same problem as I do in not being able to print out the User's Manual? I like to have a hard copy handy instead of having to access the screen version every time I need to.
Final question: the old Seagate was able to store RAW photo files (not view them). Will the FreeAgent also be able to store RAW files?
10-07-2011 04:41 AM
1 - Use Adobe Reader to view the manual and use it's toolbar print command to print.
2 - Right click on the open FA and drop down menu to make new folder, name it and place files in it.
3 - A file is a file, so I see no reason why you can't store it even if it can't be viewed.
10-09-2011 01:16 PM
Thanks, I was able to find the users Manual in this forum and have printed it out. However, as per your suggestions what do I right click on when i am viewing the Seagate Manager window with 4 icons: My Drive, Backup, Sync and Security?
Let's say that I would like to backup folders from my other smaller Seagate HD (drive L) into the new HD (drive G). I don't see anything on the screen for Drive G that allows me to create folders. I'd appreciate your response.
10-09-2011 05:07 PM
Open My Computer, click in the FA icon, in the window that appears drag your keeper files onto it, to organise it right click in the window and make a new folder, name it and place files in it.
The other thing, the Manager program, this simply makes a backup of the drive it's installed on within an O/S, so if you had two drives live, you should be able to set back ups in Manager back up window to do one or either drive.
10-10-2011 03:48 PM
Thanks again. I tried a different approach (following the Users Manual). I begin on a cautious basis and wanted to back up 1066 RAW photo files (several thousands more from different folders to follow) and then clicked on (from the "select the types of files you want to back up," p 12 of Manual) and selected "All File Types." This, I suspect, was a huge mistake because it not only backed up the 1066 photo files using up approx 8Mb of HD space, but also backed up other files such as: Checkbox, Standard, Large, Esp, Fin, Nor, Anchor bar, Arrow Pad, Wizards, MS Works, etc. etc, up to over 14,000 files and another 2Mb of HD space. Should I have selected "Photos, Music, Video Documents" instead since the 1066 files are all photos?
I stopped the process before it went further, but thankfully, it appears the 1066 pphoto files are backed up in the new HD.