Frequently Asked Questions
Sometimes you may have multiple copies of the same file. The files may even have different names, or appear in different location. But the contents of the file are still the same.
Filegear will analyze your files and will recognize duplicates based on the original content. Even if you've renamed files, or they are found in different folders. If a duplicate is found on the same hard drive, Filegear updates its internal file data to point to one copy of the file, and the remaining files are removed. If 2 or more hard drives are attached, then Filegear will make sure that at least 2 copies are available on different drives.Last updated:
Filegear supports drive-to-drive backups. That means if you have 2 or more drives attached to your Filegear device, then files from one hard drive will get copied to at least one other hard drive to protect against drive failures. This process is done automatically and without any user interaction. You can rest easy that your files are backed up. All it takes is one extra hard drive plugged into your Filegear device.Last updated:
Digital cameras store all sorts of interesting information inside each photo. Things like your real location, the direction the camera is facing, elevation, date and time the picture was taken, the aperture and shutter speed, the kind of camera used, and on and on. This information has always been available, but the tools we’re used to using simply ignore, or make it hard to find this information.
Filegear extracts all of this extra information, and then lets you browse by each kind of information. For example, you can browse through all of the photos taken by your iPhone 5, or on a map by where they were taken, or on a timeline by when they were originally taken.
Filegear automatically creates albums based on the folders that you created on your original drives. This lets you easily find photos that you’ve organized before.
Filegear creates high-quality thumbnails and previews, so you can quickly browse through all of your files without having to download the originals.
Filegear converts the GPS coordinates from your photos and videos into human readable and searchable addresses. So you can browse and search your files by country, city, or even street names.
Filegear let you use powerful AI tools to automatically discover what is in your photos. It can discover landmarks, identify objects or scenes, or even figure out the people that are in your photos.Last updated:
Filegear automatically extracts the music album, artist, and track information from each music file. Filegear uses online music catalog services to compare this information, and even patch things up so that it makes sense. Filegear downloads album art so you can easily identify your music albums.
Filegear lets you browse your music by Artist, Album, Track, and Genre. Filegear lets you search by all of the metadata in your music including Composer, Box Set, Release Date, and more.
Filegear lets you create playlists of your music so that you can easily play your favorite tracks, or share a sequence with your friends.Last updated:
Filegear is very fast thanks to a more powerful CPU, fast USB, and highly-optimized software built by experienced engineers. Because of this, Filegear can organize 10,000 photos in just 60 seconds!. Filegear also is a snap to setup. Just plug it in and create your account. There's no HDMI cable to connect, or other questions to answer or steps to follow. Filegear handles ALL of your files, including Music, Documents, and Videos. So it's more than just a photo organizer. Filegear also syncs your online cloud drive accounts and network shares so all of your files are accessible from one place. Filegear also runs AI to discover scenes in your photos, recognize faces and landmarks, and automatically tag what's in them.Last updated:
Filegear is private. Even when accessing files remotely through Filegear relays, Filegear doesn’t see your content because your device encrypts everything end-to-end (all the way from client to your device).
Filegear provides a complete file sharing and management experience. It’s so easy to use that anyone in the family can use it.
It’s fast. Imagine organizing 10,000 photos in just 60 seconds!
It’s intelligent. Filegear automatically organizes and categorizes all of your files using advanced AI. It can pinpoint where a photo was taken, and let you find things by city or country.
Filegear makes it easy to share by links or by email. You can share photo albums, music albums, or individual files.
Filegear has built-in tools to edit your photos, like adjusting brightness, rotating images, or cropping items so everything looks just right.
Filegear generates high quality thumbnails and previews, making it faster, crisper and more fun to browse through all of your files.
Filegear organizes things into intelligent categories, and then lets you easily drill down by location, date, camera, tags, landmarks, and so much more.Last updated:
Filegear does what Cloud Drives don’t do. Filegear keeps your files at home so they’re safe and private. Filegear lets you plug in your existing hard drives, so you don’t have to pay extra to store what you already have. Filegear connects to your home network, so you get the fastest upload and download speeds. Filegear is your own personal cloud, which means your data, who you share with, and what you do is completely up to you.Last updated:
Filegear provides a super easy setup experience, so anyone can use the device. Even your parents and grandparents. It’s easy to share with the whole family too. Filegear uses AI to automatically organize and categorize all of your files so that it’s super easy to find. Filegear pulls out all of the interesting information from your files, like the location, photo details, music album information and so much more, and makes it easy to search for everything by keyword or by browsing through categories. Filegear is intelligent.Last updated:
Filegear lets you plug in as many drives as you like. With 4 available USB ports, that’s a lot of storage. If you have more than 4 drives, Filegear can help to consolidate your files onto your larger drives. You can also use a USB hub to increase the total number of ports that you have. Filegear is fast too. Imagine sorting through 10,000 photos in just 60 seconds?Last updated:
It isn't enough that a solution exists. Sometimes you need a solution that's done right. Existing solutions are too slow, missing important features, still require too much effort, or expose your private life to the world. Filegear takes on each of these challenges with solutions that work, that are easy to use, and that don't cost you an arm and a leg.Last updated:
Max Fancher, Rob Goc, and the incredible team at Maximize Video Productions (www.maximizevideo.com). They rock. Hard.Last updated:
Yes. Filegear supports connecting external storage as a network share, using the CIFS or NFS protocols.Last updated:
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