How to Change the Default Folder and Record to a Mapped Drive – DCS‑250

System Requirements: 

• DCS-250 Installed
• Network Attached Storage Device (NAS) – Static IP

 
Step 1 – Once you have created a network share on your NAS – You will need to map to this drive on your Windows PC /Laptop

Step 2 – Click on “Start” then “Computer”

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Step 3
– Select a “Drive” letter and then enter the root to the folder. In our example, we have a NAS on “192.168.1.119” with a network share in the name of “DCS-250” 

Therefore the root will be: \\192.168.1.119\DCS-250

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Click “Finish”

Step 4 – You should notice the following mapped drive created on your computer

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Step 5 – You will need to log into DCS-250 and go to “System Setting”. To do this click on the “Spanner icon”, “Setting” then “System Setting”

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Step 6 – You should notice that DCS-250 creates a folder by default. To change this, click on “Delete” then “New”. Click on the search icon  D-Link  to search for the mapped drive created in Step 4

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Step 7 – Once you have selected the mapped drive you should have the following

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Click on “OK”

You will notice the following screen

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Once complete, you will be returned to live view and ALL recordings will be default to

Y:\

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