How to access pictures stored inside my Pix-Star over local network (SAMBA) with Windows 8.x?

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 WINDOWS PC 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 with Windows 8.x.

1- First of all, 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 you purchased your Pix-Star after October 2014 you should have such user name and password showing there, for older Pix-Star version there is no user name and password.

2- Once you've checked this, go to your Windows 8.x PC, make sure also that the frame Wi-Fi connection to your local local network is established, then open the file manager and look at "THIS PC" then with the mouse on it click RIGHT button, in the menu list you should see:

MAP NETWORK DRIVE

Click on this.

3- A new window opens. Here you need to input the IP address of your Pix-Star and the sharing point.

You can find the IP address inside the CHANGE SETTINGS menu of the frame then Wi-Fi menu, at the bottom of the window.

Imagine that your frame IP address is, for example: 192.168.0.1

Then in this Windows 8.x window you need to type:

\\192.168.0.1\pixstar

So replace the IP address by your own one and don't forget the "\pixstar" at the end.

Click "FINISH".

4- In the next window enter the user name and password that you've found inside the ABOUT section as explained in the 1. above and for older Pix-Star nothing is needed.

then click OK


Your frame is now accessible form your PC, there should be an icon that shows up on your computer you can click on it to open the disk and browse your pix-star pictures.




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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