Transferring folders not files?

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Transferring folders not files?

Postby mickthelamb » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:04 pm

It seems such a labour intensive job to have to name a folder in File Manager and then transfer the files over into it. I've hundreds of music and photo folders I want to transfer.
Surely there's a way around this? Help anyone?
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Re: Transferring folders not files?

Postby HarryPotter » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:42 pm

Dont use File Station to upload a bunch of data. Copy it via SMB or FTP.
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Re: Transferring folders not files?

Postby mickthelamb » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:38 pm

HarryPotter wrote:Dont use File Station to upload a bunch of data. Copy it via SMB or FTP.


You've lost me on what SMB or FTP is. Could you explain please? Newbie here.
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Re: Transferring folders not files?

Postby nukemaster » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:02 pm

mickthelamb wrote:
HarryPotter wrote:Dont use File Station to upload a bunch of data. Copy it via SMB or FTP.


You've lost me on what SMB or FTP is. Could you explain please? Newbie here.

SMB(Server Message Block) is how Windows computers handle network shares. You can access it at //nasname/foldername from explorer.

You can also go as far as to mount it as a network drive. It would then get a letter in Windows explorer.
This is done by mapping a network drive from your computer properties. Give it a letter and save credentials if you do not use the same ones on your computer and nas.
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From them, you can use it almost like a normal drive(a few programs have issues running off network locations and may need to be copied over to your system or run from an iscsi drive[only accessible by one system at a time unlike SMB]).

FTP is File Transfer Protocol and was very common for sending files from place to place(Lets say updating a web server back in the day). With the nas on a local network, I would stick with SMB(easier to use). For remote file uploads FTP is still a very good option(remember to use a good password).

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