How to manage the photos stored inside my Pix-Star Photoframe wirelessly from my computer (using SAMBA)?

As you know the latest wireless photoframes from Pix-Star (PXT510xxxxx, FotoConnect XD) are equipped with a technology called “SAMBA” which makes your Pix-Star behave like a network disk on your local network (make sure your Pix-Star WiFi connection is properly configured).

It is very easy from a PC or a MAC to browse wirelessly the content of the memory of the Pix-Star directly from the file manager of the computer. You can then copy photos to the frame memory, delete photos, create new folders, reorganize photos, change folder names, change file names, etc…

Here a few more information on how to do this easily.

REMARK:

If you purchased your frame before Nov. 1st 2014, there is no user name and password to access pictures through samba over the local network.

For frames purchased after Nov. 1st, 2014, you need to use a user name and password.

Check inside the menu ABOUT of the CHANGE SETTINGS menu of the frame if you have an information mentioning a user name and password to access the frame with SAMBA.


- If your computer is a PC.

On the PC, open the File Manager and look on the left side at the “network neighborhood” section. When you click on this choice you should directly see a disk called ” Pix-Star “, if not then try to go to the icon called ” MSHOME “, your Pix-Star is inside.

Once you’ve found the Pix-Star network disk, you just click on it to open, inside you will see a disk called ” Share “, click one more time and the disk called ” Pix-Star” which is the local memory of your frame. Form here you can start to create new folders, add pictures, remove pictures, etc… directly wirelessly from the PC.

Once added, the pictures will be immediately visible from the frame ” Local album ” menu or inside the Frame File Manager menu.

For Windows 8.x user we have a step by step article see this:

http://pixstar.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/442554-how-to-access-pictures-stored-inside-my-pix-star-o

Easy!

REMARK:

some user mentioned also that on Windows 7 and above it is possible to access the frame through SAMBA using this method:

Control Panel --> Network/Sharing --> Map --> Pixstar

Then you sign in with SAMBA credential, and then make Pixstar shortcut.


- If your computer is a MAC.

Open the finder of your MAC, normally on the left side you should see a section called ” SHARED “. Inside your Pix-Star disk should be already visible. Then double click on it to open it, normally after a few seconds it should display a disk called ” SHARE ” this is where you need to enter by double clicking again. The next step should then show you the Pix-Star disk which is actually the memory of your frame.

Once inside this window, click on the "connect " button located upper right of the window, then enter the user name and password found inside the ABOUT menu of the CHANGE SETTINGS menu of the frame (if your Pix-Star was purchased after nov. 1st 2014).

This will authenticate and if successful you should arrive inside the frame's memory.

From here you can start to create new folders, add pictures, remove pictures, etc… directly wirelessly from your computer. Once added the pictures will be immediately visible from the frame ” My Local album ” menu or inside the File Manager menu of the frame.

Easy!

General FAQ

  1. Where can I download an electronic version of the User Manual?
  2. Can I link more than one external account (Facebook, Google Photos, FlickR...) to my Pix-Star?
  3. Once I exit a slideshow, is there a way to launch directly the same slideshow?
  4. Can it play VIDEO?
  5. Are we able to connect this up to a larger screen?
  6. How does the Pix-Star frame mount to a wall?
  7. How do I print pictures from my Pix-Star account?
  8. How to change DATE & TIME in the Pix-Star?
  9. How can I clean the screen of my Pix-Star?
  10. Is it possible to use my Pix-Star even if I have no Wireless (Wi-Fi) connection at home?
  11. Your Pix-Star photoframe is now completely configurable remotely from the web.
  12. How to manage the photos stored inside my Pix-Star Photoframe wirelessly from my computer (using SAMBA)?
  13. How to copy pictures to Pix-Star using a USB stick or SD card?
  14. How to browse pictures on your USB Memory Stick and SD Card with Pix-Star?
  15. My remote control stopped working, what to do?
  16. How can I rotate pictures from the frame user interface?
  17. Which type of screw to use with the VESA mount at the back of the Pix-Star?
  18. How to backup pictures from my pix-star.com account to my computer?
  19. How to access pictures stored inside my Pix-Star over local network (SAMBA) with Windows 8.x?
  20. How can i get a new power adapter? metal stand? remote control? for my Pix-Star.
  21. Is there a way to see how much of the frame’s memory has been used?
  22. I lost my remote control - power adapter - metal stand where can I get a new one?
  23. Where is the FILE MANAGER / MEDIA LIBRARY?
  24. How do I know a new software version is available?
  25. How can I upload pictures from iPhoto/Photo to the frame?
  26. How to switch between Celsius (C) and Fahrenheit (F) for the weather?
  27. How to change SAMBA password (Connection from PC password)?
  28. Create groups of contacts to send pictures from the frame to your friends.
  29. What is the maximum number of pictures the uploader can accept when uploading to a web album?
  30. Some pictures show just as a black screen, how to solve?
  31. When copying pictures to the frame are these pictures uploaded to the web site?
  32. List of important slide show options and time per slide (interval) values
  33. Detailed dimension and size, including display area, of the Pix-Star 10.4 inch and 15 inch models sold after 2016
  34. Forgot my password, cannot log in, access denied, how can I reset my password?
  35. I bought a new pix-star frame to replace my old one how do I transfer account to this new unit?
  36. My Frame shows OFFLINE in the web site, how do I get it back online?
  37. Is there a way to rearrange / sort the photos once they have been uploaded?

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