04-04-2011 07:59 AM
I am using the Goflex home, mapped directly without the Seagate installation software.
I wish to use the drive as a simple public resource for my home network for movies and music without a required log-in.
The issue is that when I use iTunes or my video player, they do not know how to deal with the Goflex log-in and subsequently return a drive not found error. I can solve this by logging in manually through explorer, then launching the music or video program, however that is required every time I access the drive. It is the log-in-first step I wish to eliminate.
Does anyone know how to use the Goflex Home drive without a username and password?
04-04-2011 08:22 AM
I too would like an answer to this. I do not want to add any extra software to my machines. I just want a network drive that I can access from all of my machines. The heritage backup software that I am using (Acronis) is not working properly now that I've installed the Seagate software so I need to unistall it.
04-13-2011 02:54 PM
If you're using Windows you can solve this by using the Map network drive function of Windows. Make sure you check the Reconnect at logon and Connect using different credentials options. You will enter your Goflexhome userid and password. Now, use the drive letter you assigned from your music or video player.
01-23-2012 07:03 AM
The easiest way is to create an account through the Web UI (Your GoFlex Home's IP Address). Then map the drive and save the credentials by ticking Reconnect at log in. Once you do that, your drives should be mounted in My Computer automatically during every start up.
01-24-2012 07:37 AM
Windows XP SP3 does not allow you to connect to the GoFlex HOME device without a Userid and Password.
What I eventually did, was to switch off all the other devices on the Router, only allowing the Seagate Goflex device and ONE computer and then I ran the Seagate installation process again, that then requested me to provide a USERID and PASSWORD and these USERID/PASSWORD was then LOADED onto your Seagate GoFlex Home Network device.
I could then define the GoFlex as a logical drive in Windows XP on all my computers.
I do not want the MEMO backup software... and you need to change the factory default options to allow a default USERID/PASSWORD in the devices operating system.
02-12-2012 02:24 PM
Your recommendation works fine on my WinXP box, but not on my Vista machine. After each reboot, the Vista machine gives me an "Incorrect Username or password" error, despite the fact I checked the "Remember my Credentials" box.
The attached Document shows my machine info, as well as the error I am receiving. You will see the drive on my machien more than once as I remapped it twice to try and solve the problem. (No, the multiple mappings didn't cause the issue either, because I have now removed all of them and started fresh, yet still get the same error after reboot.)
Any additional advice?
03-01-2012 12:34 PM
I couldn't agree more. I wish they would take all of their garbage software off the drives or at least allow the user to remove it and have complete admin rights without haveing to hack the registry. All I want is a NAS that I can back up files to and have it not require a UN&PW every power cycle. Instead I bought this junk and have spent 30+ hours learning how to manipulate the registry. The drive stays mounted in the My Computer window but you have to put in the PW every time.
06-09-2012 03:11 PM - edited 06-09-2012 03:12 PM
I'm with you, I just wanted a NAS. I got rid of the Dashboard and Memeo.
Ticking "Reconnect at logon" doesn't seem to work. But if your windows username and password match the GFH credentials it doesn't keep asking for a logon. (thanks to gp55305 for this tip)
net use P: "\\goflex_home\GoFlex Home Personal" password /user:username
but then you expose your password in plain text
OR in Win 7 you can use credential manager to set up the GFH credentials and then it doesn't matter what your windows credentials are. (this is my preferred option but I haven't tested it in Win XP)