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Introduction to managing devices

Topics in this section

Managing Devices
Device Settings
Ejecting an external drive
Locking and unlocking an external drive
Formatting an external drive

Managing devices

In addition to managing your digital content, the EdgeRover™ app allows you to manage supported WD™ and SanDisk® storage devices1.

Under External Storage device icons, clicking on opens a menu where you will see the commands available. In addition to the commands Catalog Device or Remove Catalog there are device specific commands:

For most devices:

  • Eject – Prepare the storage device so that it can be unplugged safely.

If supported by the device, you will see these additional commands:

  • Set Lock – Password protect the contents on the device.
  • Device Settings – Configure the device, such as editing the device's name, turning the LED on/off, setting a sleep timer, et cetera.
  • Erase Device – Format the device.

Tip: It is advisable to give each device a unique name so that when the EdgeRover app informs you that a file is on a device, you know which one is referenced.


  1. For compatibility information, see here

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