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About Default Shares

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It is also possible to create new shares and/or to delete the default shares (except USBShare or iSCSIShare). See Dashboard - Drive Information for details.

Access Shares

You have several options for accessing shares on your LaCie product.

Note: See Advanced Accessibility Features for related features such as accessing your device remotely, creating shortcuts to shares, and multimedia streaming.

Option 1

  1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant.
    • Windows Users:
      1. Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the system tray and LaCie Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie product on the network.
      2. Right-click on the icon in the system tray.
    • Mac Users:
      1. Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and LaCie Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie product on the network.
      2. Click on the icon in the menu bar.
  2. Under your LaCie NAS' machine name, choose the share you want to access.
  3. The share will open in a Finder window (Mac) or an Explorer window (Windows).
  4. If you are prompted for a username/password, enter your username and password (by default):
    Username = admin
    Password = admin


    If you have changed the username/password from the default admin/admin (see Administration (Dashboard)), enter your new credentials.

  5. Transfer files normally between your computer and the share. Mac users: If the share does not open in a Finder window, simply navigate in the Finder to Network > [machine name] > [share name].

Option 2

Mac Users

  1. In your Finder, navigate to Go > Connect to Server.
  2. In the dialogue window that opens, type one of the following:
    afp://[machine name].local
    smb://[machine name].local
    afp://[IP address]
    smb://[IP address]

Windows XP Users

  1. In an explorer window address field, type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]] and click Go. Alternatively, from the Start menu, click Run, type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]] and click OK.

Windows 7 and Vista Users

  1. In an explorer window address field, type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]] and hit enter.

Option 3

  1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant.
    • Windows Users: Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the system tray and LaCie Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie product on the network.
    • Mac Users: Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and LaCie Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie product on the network.
  2. Right-click the icon in the system tray (Windows) or click the icon in the menu bar (Mac) and select Configuration Window.
  3. Select your LaCie NAS' machine name from the list of devices in the left-hand column, then click the Volumes tab.
  4. Double-click the share you wish to access. The share will open in a Finder window (Mac) or an Explorer window (Windows). Transfer files normally from your computer to the share.

Technical note: Mac users: If the share does not open in a Finder window, simply navigate in the Finder to Network > [machine name] > [share name].

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