Monument as a Network Drive

Monument 2 can now be accessed from any computer as a network drive. 

This is a pretty big feature that allows users to:
  • Quickly access all content directly as they are stored on the drives
  • Use the QuickImport folder to quickly drag and drop photos/videos to be imported into Monument library
  • Use Smart Folders to browse by locations, cameras, tags etc. without launching the Monument app
  • Store other files types other than photos and videos

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Setting Monument as a Network Drive

Mounting Monument to your network as a drive can be configured using the Monument apps.

1
Select Settings > Setup Monument Network Drive. Assign a password to access your Monument and select Set Password to confirm. You will see the confirmation dialog once it's set up, tap Dismiss.
ℹ Note the User and Password information which will be used when connecting from a computer.

2
To access from a MAC computer, open the Finder window and press Command + K. Then enter the IP address of your Monument 2 into the opened dialog and click Connect.
ℹ To find the IP address of your Monument, open the Monument app and select Settings > Connection Status

Fill in the username and password.

You will see the network folder attached to the Finder window.

4
To access from a Windows computer, click Start and type \\ followed by the IP address of your Monument 2 into the search window and hit enter. For example: \\192.168.0.119
ℹ To find the IP address of your Monument, open the Monument app and select Settings > Connection Status

Fill in the username and password into the opened dialog and click OK.

You will see the network folder attached to the File Explorer.

Browse photos using Smart Folders

You will see your photos and videos grouped by folders and can be viewed directly from your computer: 

  • Albums
  • Cameras
  • Favorites
  • Locations
  • People
  • Recents
  • Tags
  • Videos

These folders are created dynamically by Monument 2 and they're read-only meaning that no new content can be added or deleted from these folders. You can delete, edit and manage all of your photos and videos using the Monument apps.

You can access to contents stored on your primary drive under the Users directory

Note: Monument stores files on the primary drive using the following format: {USER} > {CAMERA} > {YEAR} > {MONTH}

Quick Import

Quick import allows users to transfer photos and videos by simply copying and pasting files and folders from computers. Files are queued by Monument to be copied and analyzed. This may take awhile depending on the ongoing processes and size of the files dropped into the folder. 

You can see the status of the imported photos by opening Browse > Recents using the Monument apps. 

Storing other file types or backups

You can store other file types or backups rather than just photos and videos. Files added into this folder are stored on the primary drive. These files can not be viewed or edited using the Monument apps. They can be accessed through the Monument Network Folder on your computer just like a secure online folder. 

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